Informed Choice Radio - personal finance peace of mind with Martin Bamford

This week in episode 23 of the Informed Choice Podcast, we talk about election results, forgotten subscriptions and bond bubbles.

 

 

Martin starts the podcast this week by talking about his filming weekend with the GB TREC Team and the election results last week.

 

 

New research has found that people in Britain are wasting £338 million each month in unused subscription fees. Are you one of them and what steps can you take to avoid wasting money through forgotten subscriptions?

 

 

Another big finance story this week was the news that China has cut interest rates. The People’s Bank of China (PBoC) at the weekend delivered another cut to the benchmark lending and deposit rates. Both the lending and deposit rates were cut by 25 basis points, or 0.25 per cent, taking the lending rate to 5.1% and the deposit rate to 2.25%.

 

 

What does this mean for the Chinese economy and investment markets?

 

 

Martin looks at an excellent article by Duncan Weldon, BBC Newsnight economics correspondent, which explains the reasons for the sovereign bond bubble bursting. Is your investment portfolio positioned correctly?

 

 

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