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The Changing Landscape of Retail:
What the Future holds?

Guests: Tbc
Date: 20 Oct 2015
Our retail landscape continues to change at a rapidly increasing pace. The number of opportunities for consumers to transact is rising, retail formats are evolving and the competition for winning...
Beyond the referendum - Europe's place amid three revolutions
Guests:
Date: 01 Sep 2015
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This time it's different...is it? Power-play and outputs in the new European Parliament
Guests: MEPs and Experts from The Federal Trust, KCL & British Influence
Date: 04 Jul 2014
As the new political groups in the European Parliament take shape for the 2014-19 session, we look into the power-play between them and the likely effect this will have on legislative output and the...
The 2014 European Elections: who won, how, why and with what implications for Britain and Europe?
Guests: Experts from Nuffield College, LSE, KCL
Date: 29 May 2014
A panel of experts will be sharing their analysis and answering the audience's questions about what happened at the European elections 2014 and what this means for the UK. A Nuffield College...

Guests: Sarah Smart, Chair of the Trustee Board and Karen Parry, Head of Policy and Compliance
Date: 09 Apr 2014
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Quiz The Experts
Guests: Sarah Smart, Chair of the Trustee Board and Karen Parry, Head of Policy and Compliance
Date: 09 Apr 2014
If your organisation uses or you are a member of one of The Pensions Trust’s Schemes, and you are interested in finding out more on topics such as; responsible investment; auto-enrolment; scheme...
Doing Business in the Isle of Man
Guests: Courtenay Heading, owner, Bladon Jets and Chris Cummings, chief executive, TheCityUK
Date: 15 Nov 2012
The world's economic landscape has changed dramatically over the past few years. Amid continuing global uncertainty, the Isle of Man - like many other International Business Centres - needs to adapt...
Savings Webcast
Guests: Iain McGowan, Scottish Widows
Date: 29 Mar 2012
Economic conditions are turning the UK into a nation of short term savers or preventing us from saving at all, according to the sixth Savings and Investment report from Scottish Widows. The...
How Equity Release Can Help Fund Your Retirement
Guests: Vanessa Owen, Head of Equity Release, LV= and Dean Mirfin, Director, Key Retirement Solutions
Date: 28 Sep 2011
If you own your own home and are interested in how the equity in your property could help fund your retirement, then this webcast can help explain the options available. With many Britons...
Do money matters scare you? Free savings webcast.
Guests: Catherine Stewart, Scottish Widows
Date: 26 Jul 2011
Britain is a nation of DNAs (Dare Not Ask) – with seven million people too reserved to talk about money or finances with anyone they know, according to new findings from Scottish Widows. But the...
How to get the best of your travel money
Guests: Sean Tipton, ABTA & James Yerkess, M&S Money
Date: 19 Jul 2011
New research from M&S Money has found that almost a third (32%) of holidaymakers believe they will spend more whilst abroad this year, on average an extra £365 each. Of these sun seekers, 32%...
What age will you retire? Get your pension and savings questions answered.
Guests: Ian Naismith, Scottish Widows
Date: 16 Jun 2011
2011 may well be the year when many begin to really feel the effects of the credit crunch and the recession that followed. The seventh annual Scottish Widows Pensions Report reveals that savings for...
Investing in Asia
Guests: Jason Pidcock, Newton Asset Management & Sheridan Admans, The Share Centre
Date: 08 Jun 2011
Typically Asia is viewed as a region with a high number of growth economies presenting interesting opportunities and diversification for growth investors. Join us for a live webchat on 8th June...
Saving for retirement? LV= answers your questions on pensions
Guests: Ray Chinn, LV= & Anna Sofat, Addidi
Date: 25 May 2011
On 25th May 2011, retirement and insurance specialist LV= will reveal how the nation’s over 50s are planning for and living their retirement years in its fourth annual State of Retirement Report. The...
Are you prioritising your finances?
Guests: Iain McGowan, Scottish Widows & Annie Shaw, personal finance expert
Date: 12 May 2011
A quarter of us admit to being more afraid of neglecting our financial security than anything else in life. Although we know it’s important to look after our finances, we often don’t have time to...
Investing in global equity income
Guests: Patrick Ryan, Lazard & Andy Parsons, The Share Centre
Date: 06 Apr 2011
In the past, investors considering equities as an alternative source of income have rarely looked any further than the UK shorelines. However, recently we have seen the slow but steady emergence of...
How will the Budget affect you?
Guests: Stephen Berry, NFU Mutual & Timothy Fussell, Baker Tilly
Date: 23 Mar 2011
With the British economy in desperate need of stimulus and David Cameron saying the upcoming Budget will be "the most pro-growth for a generation", there is bound to be something that affects your...
SW upcoming webcast
Guests: Iain McGowan, Scottish Widows
Date: 17 Mar 2011
The economic downturn has turned the UK into a nation that shuns saving, according to the fifth Savings and Investment report from Scottish Widows. Currently, over 18 million UK adults are either...
Take Tax Action Now!
Guests: Danny Cox, Hargreaves Lansdown & Jason Witcombe, Evolve Financial Planning
Date: 09 Mar 2011
Confused by income tax, inheritance tax and capital gains tax? What if you’re paying the wrong amount of tax? Billions of pounds of hard earned cash is wasted every year through unnecessary tax...
Investing in UK companies
Guests: Andy Parsons, The Share Centre & Alastair Mundy, Investec
Date: 02 Mar 2011
Although the UK economy is uncertain, many high quality companies are on low valuations, with high dividend yields and strong balance sheets. On Wednesday 2 March 2011 two investment experts, Andy...
Pocket money: How much does it cost to raise a child?
Guests: Mark Jones, head of protection at LV= & Nifa McLaughlin, editor of Gurgle.com
Date: 24 Feb 2011
Financial pressures on families have never been so great, as they face an environment of rising inflation and VAT, alongside public spending cuts and reforms to the state benefit system. New...
Investing in strategic bonds
Guests: Stewart Cowley, Head of fixed income, Old Mutual Asset Managers & Sheridan Admans, investment advisor at The Share Centre
Date: 02 Dec 2010
Given the uncertain economic back drop, investors seeking income who prefer to remain at the lower end of the risk spectrum may wish to consider the flexible approach of a strategic bond fund....
Shaping family finances for you and the next generation
Guests: Amanda Newman, M&S Money and Peter Chadborn, IFA
Date: 02 Nov 2010
A quarter of Britain's parents admit they are worried about whether the next generation will be able to manage their own money and stay out of debt. If your worried about the financial future for...
Write a Will Week: expert legal and financial advice
Guests: Peter Nellist from Clark Willmott and Dennis Hall, Independent Financial Adviser at Yellowtail Financial Planning Ltd
Date: 27 Oct 2010
The complexities of modern family life make having a legally valid will very important. Writing a will is the best way to ensure your estate is passed on exactly as you wish in the most tax efficient...
Are you happy with your bank?
Guests: Jason Sharpe, Director of Service, first direct; James Daley, editor, Which? Money
Date: 08 Oct 2010
You can’t keep banks out of the headlines – and often for the wrong reasons. The bail-out cost too high - interest rates too low. Trust through the floor - complaints through the roof. Yet...
How Equity Release Can Help Fund Your Retirement
Guests: Vanessa Owen, Head of Equity Release, LV= and Jock Cassidy, Director, Ashley Law Limited
Date: 30 Sep 2010
If you own your property and are interested in how the equity in your home could help fund your retirement, then this webcast can help explain the options available. The recession has had a big...
Could you benefit from investing in UK Equity income?
Guests: Andy Parsons, Advice Team Manager, The Share Centre and Clive Beagles, Senior Fund Manager, JO Hambro
Date: 23 Sep 2010
The investment arena of UK equity Income is one of the most popular for UK investors as they seek to add and support their current income streams. The sector contains some of the most well known and...
Investing in emerging markets
Guests: Michael Konstantinov, AllianzGI & Andy Parsons, The Share Centre
Date: 15 Sep 2010
Emerging markets, in particular the BRIC nations of Brazil, Russia, India and China, are playing an ever larger role in driving global growth and are set on a path to becoming the economic...
F1 Q&A with Nico Hulkenberg
Guests: Nico Hulkenberg, AT&T Williams driver
Date: 02 Sep 2010
This is your chance to ask F1 driver Nico Hulkenberg a question in today's live webchat. Brought to you by breakdown cover experts Green Flag, part of the RBS Group an Official Partner of AT&T...
Saving for your pension
Guests: Ian Naismith, Scottish Widows savings expert
Date: 31 Aug 2010
Two years on since the start of the credit crunch and we are now finally seeing the effects hitting Britain’s pension savers where it hurts according to the sixth annual Scottish Widows UK Pensions...
The state of retirement in 2010
Guests: Ray Chinn, LV= head of pensions & Anna Sofat, Addidi
Date: 15 Jul 2010
LV=, Britain’s largest friendly society, have published a report that shows nearly two million over-50s have been forced to delay retirement due to the economic crisis. Most are understandably...
More than money: how business and charities can make the most of their partnership
Guests: Paul Amadi, director of fundraising, NSPCC; Michaela Wright, head of corporate and social leadership, first direct; Neil Berkett, chief executive, Virgin Media
Date: 14 Jun 2010
In tough economic times, business support for the charity sector is vital - but the best partnerships go further than just giving cash. Knowledge-exchange, secondments and capacity-sharing are all...
Could you benefit from multi-manager funds?
Guests: Andy Parsons, The Share Centre & Tony Lanning, Gartmore
Date: 09 Jun 2010
Continuing volatile markets mean investors are increasingly looking to multi-manager funds in order to build a well diversified portfolio. However, knowing where, when, and if you should invest is a...
Reducing the Cost of Your Overseas Property
Guests: Mark Bodega, HiFX; Harri Matikainen, Blevins Franks; Erica Chang, Owners Direct
Date: 12 May 2010
Over a million of us currently own a home abroad. However, the global economic slowdown has hit all homeowners with overseas property owners struggling to meet the increased cost of maintaining...
Improving your financial wellbeing webcast
Guests: Alison Morris, savings expert, Scottish Widows
Date: 29 Apr 2010
A quarter of us admit to being more afraid of neglecting our financial security than anything else in life. Although we know it’s important to look after our finances, we often don’t have time to...
Could you benefit from emerging markets?
Guests: Peter Eerdmans, Investec
Sheridan Admans, The Share Centre

Date: 22 Apr 2010
Funds which invest in emerging markets have become increasingly popular with investors. To find out why and where you could invest for strong returns, we were joined previously by Sheridan Admans,...
All your Budget questions answered - live!
Guests: Christine Ross, Société Générale Private Banking Hambros; Daniel Crowther, KPMG LLP
Date: 24 Mar 2010
This year’s Budget comes as Britain slowly emerges from recession and a General Election nears, leaving Chancellor Darling under pressure to deliver a rosier picture of economic recovery. With the...
Take Tax Action now - avoid paying too much tax!
Guests: Philip Pearson, P&P Invest, and Ian Hudson, Hudson Green & Associates
Date: 11 Mar 2010
Unbiased.co.uk’s annual Tax Action report reveals a whopping £9 billion is set to be wasted in unnecessary tax payments this year - yet a massive 86% of consumers admit to doing nothing to reduce...
The cost of a child
Guests: Nigel Snell, LV= and Nifa McLaughlin, Gurgle.com
Date: 23 Feb 2010
The ongoing economic crisis means tough times with many families cutting back on spending as they feel the pinch. And no wonder: new research from the UK’s largest friendly society, LV= reveals...
Home buying advice: Live webcast
Guests: Melanie Bien from Savills Private Finance & Fiona McIntosh from Cripps Harries Hall LLP
Date: 28 Jan 2010
Volatile house prices and a shortage of mortgages mean tough times for everyone in the housing market. Particularly for a first time buyer, the process can be very daunting and stressful. That is...
How to book your next holiday with confidence!
Guests: Bob Atkinson from travelsupermarket.com and Sean Tipton from ABTA
Date: 20 Jan 2010
Disruption has affected air, road and rail journeys for many travellers recently, but it's been a torrid time over the past 18 months with more than 60 travel providers collapsing - including leading...
Seek the winners as the world cleans up
Guests: Bozena Jankowska, manager of Allianz RCM Global EcoTrends Fund and Mark Hoskin of Holden Partners
Date: 04 Dec 2009
Climate change is now firmly centre stage. But what it means for investors, and how to profit from it is far less clear. With the Copenhagen Summit only days away attention is focused on the...
Women and Pensions live webchat
Guests: Ian Naismith, Head of Pensions Market Development, Scottish Widows
Date: 26 Nov 2009
revealed that less than half of women save enough for retirement – just 47% compared to 59% of men. In today’s live webchat, Ian Naismith from Scottish Widows, creators of the report, will...
You and your money
Guests: Chris Pond, FSA, and Kevin Mountford, moneysupermarket.com
Date: 05 Nov 2009
Managing your finances can be difficult at any time but with interest rates at a record low and the recession hitting many households hard, it’s tougher than ever. But help is at hand. On Thursday...
Write a Will Week: expert legal and financial advice
Guests: Danny Cox, Independent Financial Adviser at Hargreaves Lansdown Financial Practitioners and Peter Nellist, partner at Clarke Willmott LLP
Date: 27 Oct 2009
Writing a will is the best way to make sure your estate is passed on to your family and friends exactly as you wish in the most tax efficient manner – and this is why independent legal and financial...
Are you staying safe online?
Guests: Garreth Griffith, Head of Risk Management at PayPal UK
Date: 20 Oct 2009
So many of us rely on the internet – yet many people are still frightened of online fraud from phishing emails and online scams. However, there are simple ways to protect yourself – and in this...
Get help through the mortgage maze
Guests: Nici Audhlam-Gardiner, Abbey’s head of mortgages and David Hollingworth, L&C Mortgages
Date: 06 Oct 2009
There are tentative signs that the mortgage freeze may be beginning to thaw but millions of people, whether they’re would-be first time buyers or existing homeowners, are still struggling to get a...
Investing in the future leaders of the world
Guests: Michael Konstantinov, fund manager of Allianz RCM BRIC Stars Fund & Darius McDermott, managing director of Chelsea Financial Services
Date: 18 Sep 2009
As market confidence returns, the "BRIC" countries of Brazil, Russia, India and China are steadily increasing their global economic presence. As these economies move out of the shadows, there is talk...
Tackling insurance issues
Guests: Julie Owens, head of home insurance and home services at moneysupermarket.com
Date: 17 Sep 2009
Got an insurance query? In this month’s webchat we’ll be tackling insurance-related issues. Are you struggling to get your home insured? Perhaps you’re going on a trip of a lifetime and have a...
Pension planning in the current environment
Guests: Ian Naismith
Date: 27 Aug 2009
In the current economic climate it makes more sense than ever for people to be saving into a pension, and taking advantage of associated the tax benefits. But when it comes to planning for retirement...
Avoid the divorce pitfalls: getting expert legal and financial advice
Guests: Dennis Hall, Independent Financial Adviser at Yellowtail Financial Planning Ltd and Shelley Hesford, partner at sas daniels LLP
Date: 25 Aug 2009
A divorce is an emotional and stressful process with potentially huge financial implications. This is why appropriate legal and financial advice should be sought to protect yourself, your family, and...
Investing for Income: Ask the experts
Guests: Neil Dwane, manager of the Allianz RCM European Equity Income Fund and Andy Parsons, Advice Team Manager, The Share Centre
Date: 13 Aug 2009
www.share.com Important Information Recent events have made the search for income a difficult one as investors suffer low interest rates, made worse by the prospect of inflation and questions over...
Sarah Beeny answers your questions
Guests: Sarah Beeny, property expert
Date: 09 Jul 2009
Falling house prices and a shortage of mortgages mean tough times for everyone in the housing market from everyone. If you’re struggling to get on the housing ladder, unsure if now is a good time to...
Save on your borrowings
Guests: Tim Moss, head of loans and debt, and Louise Cuming, head of mortgages, moneysupermarket.com
Date: 04 Jun 2009
Life’s been tough for many of those looking for a mortgage or loan. Since the onset of the Credit Crunch, banks and building societies have become more cautious about who they’ll lend to. But there...
Take control today - Women mean business!
Guests: Julie Hall, Women Unlimited & Samata Angel, Make Your Mark Ambassador
Date: 20 May 2009
If you are a woman considering starting up your own business this webchat may be for you. Whether you’re harbouring a burning idea, have a passion or hobby but aren’t sure how to turn this into a...
The Crunch! How to beat the downturn
Guests: Chris Tapp, Credit Action and Alison Wood, Lloyds TSB
Date: 30 Apr 2009
Managing your finances during uncertain times like these can be challenging. At Lloyds TSB we're here to help - and in this live webchat we aimed to offer you guidance on how to make it through...
Making the Budget work for you
Guests: Mike Warburton, Grant Thornton; Amanda Davidson, Baigrie Davies; Kevin Mountford, moneysupermarket.com
Date: 29 Apr 2009
The devil’s in the detail so they say, and once the dust has settled following this year’s Budget what will it actually mean for you, your family, your future? And will you have more money in your...
Budget Special with Yvette Cooper
Guests: Yvette Cooper MP, Chief Secretary to the Treasury
Date: 23 Apr 2009
What do you think about the announcements in the budget? Will you be better off, worse off or aren’t you sure? Yvette Cooper MP, Chief Secretary to the Treasury will be joining us for another live...
All your Budget questions answered
Guests: Peter Davis and James Meakin, Baker Tilly
Date: 22 Apr 2009
The Government is under immense pressure to bring some cheer to the British public in the Budget. But how much room does it have to manoeuvre, and how much has Alistair Darling, the chancellor,...
Managing your money in a recession
Guests: Chris Tapp, Credit Action and Alison Wood, Lloyds TSB
Date: 16 Apr 2009
For one in four of us this is our first experience of a recession and our first time to experience the full force of ‘recession depression’. Managing your finances during uncertain times like these...
Question time with Jeremy Browne MP
Guests: Jeremy Browne MP
Date: 01 Apr 2009
Following on from our recent webchats with Yvette Cooper and Mark Hoban, next in the hot seat is Jeremy Browne MP, Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury for the Liberal Democrats. Jeremy is...
Business finance - busting the myths
Guests: Bill Morrow co-founder of Angels Den & Emmett Kilduff, founder of cmypitch.com
Date: 24 Mar 2009
Whether you’re at the start-up stage, have a burning idea, or want to take your existing enterprise to the next level, how to access finance will always be an important consideration. We will be...
Avoid paying too much tax!
Guests: Anna Sofat, Addidi Wealth Management and Jason Witcombe, Evolve Financial Planning
Date: 12 Mar 2009
Billions of pounds of hard earned cash is being wasted every year through unnecessary tax payments or failure to use tax breaks. But how can you ensure you are paying the right amount? And how do you...
Question Time with Mark Hoban MP
Guests: Mark Hoban MP
Date: 11 Mar 2009
We were inundated with your questions to Yvette Cooper in our recent webcast. So now is your chance to put your questions and comments to the man on the other side of the fence, Mark Hoban MP, Shadow...
Go online and keep your business on top – Learn how to slash your marketing and PR budgets
Guests: Raj Anand, founder of Kwiqq.com & Jennifer Pirtle, founder of The Make Lounge
Date: 10 Mar 2009
In a recession how can you create buzz about your business and reach audiences without blowing the budget? Find out how to speed up in a slowdown using the web and social media in our live webchat....
Cut Your Bills Webcast Live
Guests: Scott Byrom, Utilities Manager & Clare Francis, editor of moneysupermarket.com
Date: 05 Mar 2009
From gas and electricity to mortgages and mobiles, your money can go further and there are savings to be made. But how can you make sure you are on the best deals for you? And how can you make your...
Ask Yvette Cooper MP
Guests: Yvette Cooper MP, Chief Secretary to the Treasury
Date: 25 Feb 2009
With the country in the grip of recession, many people are worried about what the future holds. Now is your chance to put your questions to a Government minister. Joining us live will be Yvette...
Managing cash flow
Guests: John Davis Marketing, Director of Barclays Local Business
Date: 24 Feb 2009
Successfully managing cash flow is a vital consideration for any small business and getting the process right can be make or break, particularly in a tough trading environment. Find out how to...
How to be a Frugal-preneur – Money saving masterclass
Guests: Alan Young, Enterprise Nation & Clive Lewis, ICAEW
Date: 10 Feb 2009
In these difficult financial times - what can entrepreneurs learn about applying thriftiness to their business? If you would like to find out more about how to not just save money but also make your...
Craving for Savings?
Guests: Kevin Mountford
Date: 05 Feb 2009
As the credit crunch continues, it’s important to really make the most of your money – including your savings. But with banks slashing rates – finding the higher rates of interest is getting...
Long Term Care Funding
Guests: Alex Edmans, Saga Care Funding Advice Service
Date: 08 Dec 2008
One in four of the UK population will require some form of long-term care in their lifetime but funding it can be an emotive, complex and expensive prospect. An important consideration for anyone...
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Christmas and the Credit Crunch
Guests: Pete Harrison & Kevin Mountford, moneysupermarket.com
Date: 04 Dec 2008
Christmas is on the way, but even those who don’t believe in Santa Claus concede the downturn is heading for an official recession. It’s ‘snow ‘joke and unless your finances are deep, crisp and even,...
Be Your Own Boss
Guests: David Erasmus, Emma Jones, Oliver Sidwell
Date: 21 Nov 2008
Many of us want to escape the rat race, but what practicalities do you need to consider when taking the leap from employee to entrepreneur? If you have ever dreamt of being your own boss, but...
Can Entrepreneurs Change the World?
Guests: Genevieve Dowokpor & Phil Conway
Date: 20 Nov 2008
What does the world entrepreneur mean to you? Wealth? Excess? Greed? If these images come to mind, then think again. Social enterprises – which aim to make money AND make a difference, are one of...
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Aim High, Think Big!
Guests: Clare Logie & Sharon Connolly
Date: 19 Nov 2008
To celebrate Women’s Enterprise Day, join us for a special web chat on Wednesday 19 November, where we will be offering tips and advice to enterprising women on developing the confidence to develop,...
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All About Finance
Guests: Lisa Newton
Date: 18 Nov 2008
There may never be a bad time to start a good business, but how do you negotiate the current financial downturn, as a business owner without getting caught in the crunch? Are there alternatives to...
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Turn Your Passion Into Profit!
Guests: Jazz Rose (pictured) and Jonny Madderson
Date: 17 Nov 2008
They say if you do what you love, the money will follow, but how do you make this into a reality? If you would like to find out more about how to turn a hobby or interest into a profitable and...
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Equity Release - Is it right for you?
Guests: Alex Edmans, Business Development Manager, Saga
Date: 16 Oct 2008
Equity release is a way to access the value built up in your property to help provide you with greater financial freedom. With the recent improvements to equity release plans, the added protection...
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Emerging Markets webchat
Guests: Michael Konstantinov, Allianz Global Investors & Mark Dampier, Hargreaves Lansdown
Date: 24 Sep 2008
Knowing where to invest has become increasingly difficult during the recent market volatility. Emerging markets, such as those in the BRIC region (Brazil, Russia, India and China) have produced...
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A craving for saving?
Guests: Hetal Parmar, Senior Manager, Alliance & Leicester Savings
Date: 09 Sep 2008
In later life our priorities change – including our financial ones. There may be increased provisions for leisure to consider, or travel and health. For many there may be a need or wish to help...
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Turning your hobby into a business
Guests: Kate Syred & Sarah Lu
Date: 01 Sep 2008
If you dream of turning your hobby into a business then you’re not alone. After all it can give you an opportunity to earn a living doing something you really love. Making it happen though isn’t...
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Planning for retirement
Guests: Ian Naismith, Head of Pensions Market Development
Date: 06 Aug 2008
When it comes to planning for retirement and specifically pensions it’s never too early to start. For many knowing which type of pension to choose and how much they should be putting aside is a real...
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Discover your family history!
Guests: Steve Rigden and Elaine Collins
Date: 18 Jun 2008
Exploring your family history to learn more about your ancestors is a hobby more and more people are discovering. Whether you’re a newbie or just need some expert help then Steve and Elaine from...
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Car Insurance: Finding the right deal for you
Guests: Paul Baxter, car insurance expert from Tescocompare.com
Date: 27 May 2008
When it comes to car insurance we’d all like the cheapest quote, tailored to our individual needs, in the quickest time, with least hassle involved. Finding the right car insurance can be a...
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Emigration: money matters – live webchat
Guests: Richard Arundel, Migration Team Specialist at HIFX, Simon Neville, Independent Financial Adviser at Prism Xpats and John Hicks, Property Expert at Approved Properties Abroad
Date: 31 Mar 2008
Start your new life with as much money as possible! Help is at hand in our latest webchat as Richard Arundel, Migration Team Specialist from foreign currency specialists HiFX, Simon Neville from...
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All your Budget questions answered
Guests: Trisha Clements & Stephan Hartry, Grant Thornton
Date: 12 Mar 2008
Alistair Darling, the Chancellor, has been under immense pressure over the past few months following the Northern Rock saga and proposals to introduce an annual tax for non-domiciles. On...
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Make the most of your savings this ISA season
Guests: Anne Young, savings expert, Scottish Widows
Date: 05 Mar 2008
It's important to make your savings work as hard as possible. And with the end of the tax year just weeks away, now is a crucial time if you want to make the most of your money. What’s more, new...
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Your pension questions answered here!
Guests: Anna Sofat of AJS Wealth Management, Ben Yearsley of Hargreaves Lansdown, Keith Churchouse of Churchouse Financial Planning
Date: 29 Feb 2008
We have set up a panel of experts to answer your pension questions - and they will be on hand live between 2pm and 6pm today. Our panel of expert independent financial advisers consists of Anna...
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Use your 'extra day' - and take the pensions leap!
Guests: Steve Latto, Pensions Development Manager, Alliance Trust and Anna Sofat, independent financial adviser, AJS Wealth Management
Date: 29 Feb 2008
If you’ve been putting off reviewing your retirement saving arrangements because of lack of time or support, why not make the most of the 'extra day' in this leap year? Earlier we had our experts on...
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Boom or gloom - what next for the housing market?
Guests: Ray Boulger and Katie Tucker
Date: 15 Jan 2008
Our mortgage webchat with Ray Boulger and Katie Tucker from Charcol, the mortgage specialist has now finished - and thank you to all those who sent in questions. You can read their answers below... ...
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Polish banking webchat
Guests: Bozena Emmins (Lloyds TSB) and Elisabeth Maxwell (Mazars)
Date: 06 Nov 2007
Around 10,000 Polish workers arrive in the UK each month, and one of their first ports of call is likely to be a bank. Opening and managing an account is the initial, crucial step – and in some...
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Get advice on long-term care
Guests: Owain Wright, Head of Long-Term Care Funding Advice Services, Saga
Date: 03 Oct 2007
One in four of the UK population will require some form of long-term care in their lifetime - and funding it can be an emotive, complex and expensive prospect. Currently over a third of people in...
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How to avoid the Inheritance Tax trap...
Guests: Jason Witcombe, Evolve Financial Planning & Anne Young, tax expert, Scottish Widows
Date: 18 Sep 2007
There are only two certainties in life: death and taxes. Sadly, with inheritance tax (IHT) both come at the same time. And with property prices at record levels and people getting wealthier, the...
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Reclaim those bank charges!
Guests: Mike Naylor, Personal Finance Expert, uSwitch.com
Date: 31 Aug 2007
Recent research by uSwitch.com shows British banks have made billions of pounds in profit by charging just under 20 million customers for going overdrawn and making further transactions whilst still...
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Stay safe online
Guests: Michael Barrett, Chief Information Security Officer, PayPal
Date: 19 Jun 2007
Just a few years ago banking and shopping online wasn’t an accepted activity due to the fear of the ‘unknown’. Today, a record £10.9 billion is spent online by millions of consumers. However,...
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Shares and shares alike!
Guests: Claudia Philips, Managing Director of Investment Dealing at Alliance Trust
Date: 23 May 2007
Ever wondered how to make the most of your money? The stock market has many great attractions as an investment with more and more people looking at share dealing to secure their long-term financial...
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Aspire to retire?
Guests: David Dunn, Fidelity International & Tom McPhail, Hargreaves Lansdown
Date: 03 May 2007
Whatever your age or life-stage, if you’re interested in pre- and post- retirement planning, then this live webchat is for you. With us earlier were David Dunn, a director at Fidelity...
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Buying property abroad - live webchat
Guests: Mark Rickard & Duncan Campbell
Date: 25 Apr 2007
More and more people are now choosing to buy property abroad, whether as a dream holiday home, an investment or for a permanent residence. However, buying a property overseas is a significant...
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Does your pension need attention?
Guests: Hyman Wolanski, Head of Pensions, Alliance Trust
Date: 03 Apr 2007
Are you unsure of the best way to save for your future? Are you worried you may not be able to put enough aside for retirement? Whether you’re approaching retirement, actively saving for your...
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Saving for children - live webchat
Guests: James Saunders Watson & Justin Modray
Date: 19 Mar 2007
Planning for our children’s financial future is becoming increasingly important but can be confusing. Help is at hand though in our live webchat with James Saunders Watson (Head of Sales & Marketing...
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Clean Green Driving Machines
Guests: Craig Staniland
Date: 28 Feb 2007
Can we really become a nation of greener drivers and what are the trade-offs we might have to make between convenience now and protecting our future? If you'd like to find out more about...
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Thinking ahead - Long term Care Funding
Guests: Owain Wright, Head of Long term Care Funding
Date: 18 Dec 2006
One in four of the UK population will require some form of long-term care in their lifetime but funding it can be an emotive, complex and expensive prospect. An important consideration for anyone...
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Avoid the inheritance tax trap!
Guests: Anne Young, tax expert, Scottish Widows
Date: 07 Dec 2006
Young or old, super-rich or just ‘an average householder’, if you own a property then, sadly, inheritance tax (IHT) is something that will affect you. What’s more, because of rising house prices it...
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Making the eMarket your Pal
Guests: Carl Olav Scheible, Head of Merchant Services, PayPal
Date: 15 Nov 2006
Internet shopping is worth more than £8billion in the UK and growing rapidly creating a huge boom in consumer spending. Research predicts that an extra £3.2billion will be spent by 2010 that would...
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Financial Compensation - do you have a claim?
Guests: Suzette and Esther from FSCS
Date: 30 Oct 2006
No one likes to lose money - especially the considerable sums we entrust to financial services firms for our future. Unfortunately, however, things can sometimes go wrong, which is where the...
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It's an age-old story...
Guests: Sam Mercer, Director, Employers' Forum on Age
Date: 12 Oct 2006
On 1 October new legislation came into force in the UK making it illegal for employers to discriminate against workers because of their age. The regulations cover recruitment, training and promotion...
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Money too tight to pension?
Guests: Ian Naismith, Head of Pensions Market Development, Scottish Widows
Date: 27 Jul 2006
Worried about how long you’ll need to work before you can retire? Concerned about how much you’ll need to save? Confused about the recent changes in the pensions rules? Unsure why you should have...
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Ask the vet about your pet!
Guests: Sophie de Pelet
Date: 11 May 2006
Does your cat have a cough, does your dog have diabetes, or has your hamster got a hernia? Whatever your pet, whatever the problem, if you have a question for our vet, send it in now and join Sophie...
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Financial Compensation - do you have a claim?
Guests: Suzette and Esther from FSCS
Date: 25 Apr 2006
No-one likes to lose money - and especially not the sometimes considerable sums we entrust to financial services firms for our future. Things can go wrong though which is where the Financial Services...
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Financial Compensation - do you have a claim?
Guests: Ian Lamont and Esther Norris from the Financial Services Compensation Scheme
Date: 04 Apr 2006
Financial services in the UK are generally very safe and reliable, but what happens when a financial services firm goes out of business owing you money? The Financial Services Compensation Scheme...
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The generation game - discover your family history
Guests: Elaine Collins and Steve Rigden
Date: 08 Feb 2006
If you’d like some help researching your family tree, then join this online chat at 1pm with our two experts from 1837online.com. Elaine Collins is former editor of ‘Ancestors’ magazine and author of...
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Get your house in order - reduce your inheritance tax!
Guests: Anne Young, tax expert, Scottish Widows
Date: 02 Feb 2006
As the saying goes, there are only two certainties in life: death and taxes. Sadly, with inheritance tax (IHT) both come at the same time – a cruel double whammy for many. Joining us now is Anne...
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Beat the self-assessment deadline - and save money!
Guests: Bernard Oster
Date: 24 Jan 2006
With the January 31st self-assessment deadline looming, if you’re self-employed or a higher rate tax-payer you’ve got to act quickly or face a fine! Bernard Oster from Tax Watchdog, one the UK’s...
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All your mortgage questions answered!
Guests: Ray Boulger, mortgage expert, Charcolonline
Date: 28 Nov 2005
Hello and welcome! Ray Boulger is Senior Technical Manager for Charcol Online, and one of the UK’s leading mortgage experts. Ray has answered a selection of YOUR questions. Please refer to chat...
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