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Wake Up To Money: Episodes

The Treasury releases the first set of official figures on the take-up of the Help To Buy mortgage guarantee scheme, otherwise known as Help To Buy 2. Adam and Mickey talk to a mortgage lender and an estate agent to find out what effect they think it's having on the housing market. Shares in Saga are ...
Adam and Mickey talk credit unions - the Church of England has launched three pilot schemes bringing churches and credit unions together. Adam interviews the head of the project taskforce, Sir Hector Sants who used to be head of the FSA. Pharmacutical giant GSK is being investigated by the SFO, we talk ...
Adam and Mickey talk TSB. Owners, Lloyds Banking Group are expected to announce a partial sale today, possibly amounting to 25%. Adam interviews businesswoman Lady Lynn Forester De Rothschild ahead of a conference on capitalism. We also look at the next steps for Pfizer following its unsuccessful approach ...
Adam and Mickey look at the implications for the economy of the European elections, it's deadline day for a deal to be done between Pfizer and Astra Zeneca - we talk to David Laskow-Pooley, Chief Executive of LondonPharma. Plus, Marc Page, Lloyds Bank Mortgages Director tells us that almost two million ...
An official report is expected to say there are billions of barrels of shale oil under the south of England. Adam and Mickey ask what that means for the UK's energy security and the fracking industry, and find out whether it's actually possible to get it out. Four US states are investigating Ebay over ...
The Co-operative Group says it's had the worst 12 months in its 150-year history. From farms to pharmacies, it's still one of the most recognised brands in the UK. But its troubled bank has cost it dear, and its grocery arm has been squeezed by rivals. We take an in-depth look at the group's businesses ...
Two failed takeovers, a management resignation and a 10 digit banking loss... What's gone wrong at the Co-op, and can the group put a line under the bad news? Plus: Who saved all the pies? We ask former England footballer Danny Mills why he's putting his money into rescuing a chain of pasty shops. And, ...
The days when a cheap can of beans could get us to the checkout are long gone... Two retail experts chew over what Tesco needs to do to get the tills ringing again.

New figures show the Chinese economy has grown by 7.4% over the past year. But is that too much or too little? We crunch the numbers.

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Are small- and medium-sized businesses getting access to the finance they need to grow? We talk to Britain's biggest bank. Also, shares in tech companies have been on the slide in recent weeks. Is it a blip - or the bursting of a bubble? Plus, two big websites have been hacked into following the exposure ...
Is the cost of living coming down? Real wages are set to rise for the first time in six years according to a leading forecaster on the economy. Floods and falling milk prices have made 2014 a tough year for many farmers, so why is farmland becoming more valuable? And as the world's largest cosmetic company ...
Former City minister Lord Myners quits the board of the Co-operative Group following criticism of his plans to reform the troubled mutual. What does the departure say about the future of the Co-op? Marks & Spencer has revealed another star-studded advertising campaign. But is it enough to light up sales? ...
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has vastly increased its predictions for growth in the UK this year...but do we place too much importance on these numbers when they are so routinely altered. Italian businessman Massimo Cellino completes his takeover of Championship side Leeds United, according ...
The potential for thousands of new supermarket jobs has been welcomed by the Prime Minister, but do we have the skills to fill them? We also look at the impact of the end of support for Windows XP software, plus why buying a house is going to cost you just a little bit more than it did a week ago.
As a big week to push exporting begins, is enough really being done to help business sell abroad. A report out today claims customers are the ones suffering as banks continue to fight past battles. And it was in Brighton on April 6th 1974 that the world first learnt about Abba. But it's not just all ...
It has long been criticised for poor customer service and for a slew of hidden charges that bump up flight prices, but Ryanair is taking steps to improve its image. The company's new marketing boss is live with us in the studio. Bailiffs will be banned from entering homes at night and from using physical ...
The European Parliament will discuss how to tighten up the rules on bankers bonuses today. The size of the UK's overall economy will surpass its pre-recession peak by this summer, says the British Chambers of Commerce. And it seems it's not just prices attracting us to discount retailers - the quality ...
A third of Europe's gas supply comes from Russia and half of that passes through Ukraine. How is the current crisis is affecting supplies? Tim Parker, Chief Executive of Samsonite, has turned around the flagging fortunes of companies ranging from Clarks Shoes to Kwik Fit. He explains how he chooses which ...
New regulations on peer-to-peer lending to protect investors are being put in place to ensure people understand the risks they are taking. The chief executive of the UK's largest pension fund managers, Legal and General, tells us why he thinks there's a lack of confidence to invest in the UK right now. ...
Five years ago, the Bank of England slashed interest rates to a record low of 0.5% - and it's still there. We ask what that's meant for savers and borrowers. With more and more of us getting our news on the web - are newspapers on the way out? We talk to Mike Darcey, head of News UK, which owns The Sun ...
Are children becoming unaffordable? A report out today suggests many parents in Britain are now paying more for childcare in a year than they pay for their mortgages. Stock markets around the world have tumbled following the escalating crisis in Ukraine - we ask what that means for all of us. And an ...
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