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  • Wake Up to Money
    News and views on business and the world of personal finance. Plus the very latest from the financial markets around the globe

    Thomas Cook concerns
    Danni Hewson and Louise Cooper take a look at why Thomas Cook is teetering on the brink. They also look at the set-up costs of starting university and climate change strikes.

    Rate expectations
    The US central bank has cut interest rates, boosting the economy. President Trump wants more. In the UK a slowdown in inflation is pinned on falling computer game and clothes prices.

    The way WeWork
    Danni and Mickey look at the postponement of WeWork's stock market listing. And are anti-social working hours becoming the norm for many people?

    Money Box
    The latest news from the world of personal finance plus advice for those trying to make the most of their money.

    Thousands of students forced to pay back overpayments
    A Money Box investigation has discovered that tens of thousands of university students in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland have been forced to pay back millions of pounds in overpaid maintenance loans. The Department for Education says any money owed due to overpayments by the Student Loans Company, should be taken back from students whilst they're still at university except in exceptional circumstances. This can leave them receiving little or no money for months at a time, with very little notice. Binary options are a bet on whether the price of a commodity like gold or silver will be higher or lower at a certain time. The answer either 'yes' or 'no' and if you guess right you make money - if you are wrong you lose money. Earlier this year the FCA banned the sale, marketing and distribution of binary options to retail consumers as the potential for loss was so great - not to mention the possibility of fraud. So is there ever such a thing as a genuine binary option? And can you get your money back if you fall foul of a binary option scam? Presenter: Paul Lewis Reporter: Drew Miller Hyndman Producer: Dan Whitworth Editor: Emma Rippon

    How do I start investing?
    Have you been thinking about investing but have been put off by the jargon or fees? Do you think that investing is just for the rich, or that you have to have thousands spare to get started? Are you scared of risk, or do you think it seems like a man's game? Our panel explain the basics for first time investors. Panel: Holly Mackay, Boring Money Anna Sofat, Addidi Wealth Anthony Morrow, Open Money

    How digital payments are changing the way we donate
    This week Big Issue sellers have started to accept contactless payments. As donations to good causes dwindle we find out how digital transactions are reshaping the way we donate. Can 20 somethings who are making the minimum auto-enrolment pension contributions still have a comfortable retirement? A recent study found more than half of savers are confident that they will but experts are concerned that this confidence is misplaced. We crunch the numbers for a couple of volunteers to find out. And we look at the impact of a project to reduce the cost of the school day on the lives of families in Scotland. Presenter: Paul Lewis Reporter: Bethan Head Producer: Alex Lewis Editor: Emma Rippon

    On The Money
    Declan Curry brings you lively analysis of the big business stories that are making the headlines.