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Informed Choice Radio Personal Finance Podcast

May 6, 2016

In this episode of the Informed Choice Podcast, Martin talks about a big night at the Toast of Surrey Business Awards 2016 and Nick appearing on BBC Radio 4's Money Box Live.

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

And the winner is...

In a bit of a catch-up episode of the podcast, after missing an episode last Friday, Martin shares highlights from Informed Choice over the past fortnight.

Informed Choice won the top prize at the Toast of Surrey Business Awards 2016 last week. Martin shares audio from the night as the award was announced.

Nick was a guest on BBC Radio 4's Money Box Live with Paul Lewis, answering questions from listeners about access to free financial guidance and paid financial advice.

Martin finishes the episode by revealing some plans to improve the podcast in the future. Do let him know what you think.

Personal finance news update

-UK economic growth has nearly stalled, with uncertainty about the EU referendum partly to blame.

-The average cost of renting a property outside of London has risen by 5.1% during the past twelve months.

-Global food prices rose again April, but remain around 10% lower than a year earlier, according to the United Nations food agency.

-Almost two thirds of UK adults do not have a will and could therefore be at risk of losing control over their estate if they die.

-The Bank of Mum and Dad is set to lend adult children £5bn in 2016.

Get answers to your personal finance questions

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Martin and Informed Choice

Martin Bamford is a Chartered Financial Planner, Chartered Wealth Manager and SOLLA Accredited Later Life Adviser. As Managing Director of Informed Choice, the award-winning firm of Chartered Financial Planners in Surrey, he is responsible for nearly £200m of client assets.

Martin is the author of several bestselling personal finance books and produced his first feature-length documentary in 2014, about the post-war Baby Boomer generation in retirement.

“Bamford excels at making even the dullest topics interesting” – Pensions Management

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