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


Jul 29, 2016

In this episode of Informed Choice Radio, Martin looks back over the past 100 episodes and we hear from some past guests on the show.

He interviews someone very close to home, Nick Bamford, executive director and founder at Informed Choice.

And then they look to the future, for both this podcast and the business itself.

There is also a roundup of the latest personal finance news and an update from the world of Informed Choice.

The Live Episode

This was a very special episode of Informed Choice Radio, celebrating the milestone of 100 episodes.

It was broadcast live on Blab.im, with Martin hosting the show along with Nick, who he interviewed briefly.

Martin and Nick also played messages from past guests Chris Budd, Pete Matthew, Michelle Hoskin, Simonne Gnessen, Michelle McGagh and Keith Richards.

Fellow podcast Roger Edwards popped in to say hello too!

Personal finance news update

-Lloyds Bank is closing another 200 branches and cutting 3,000 more jobs, despite reporting a £2.5bn pre-tax profit for the half year to the end of June.

-More than six million people have now been automatically enrolled in a workplace pension scheme. 

-Credit card providers are doing too little to address persistent debt, according to the Financial Conduct Authority. 

-The average house price in the UK has exceeded £205,000 on average for the first time. 

-Despite appearing confident about their short-term finances, a fundamental shift in priorities is causing 30 year old women to grow increasingly concerned about their financial future.