Podcasts are now firmly in the mainstream, with more than a billion episodes downloaded globally and an estimated 75 million of us listening to podcasts every month.
Here in the UK, podcasting is quickly catching up with our friends across the pond in the US, where a thriving community of personal finance and investing podcasts has been created.
Whether you listen to podcast episodes whilst commuting, exercising or relaxing, here are the 5 UK personal finance podcasts every investor should download today.
My fellow Financial Planner Pete Matthew is passionate about financial education. After having an epiphany that there was more to life than making wealthy people wealthier, he created Meaningful Money as a YouTube channel, using his teaching skills to explain personal finance concepts. It evolved into a podcast and now boasts nearly 200 episodes.
The Financial Wellbeing Podcast
Chris Budd is author of The Financial Wellbeing Book and host of The Financial Wellbeing Podcast. This slickly produced podcast explores an often overlooked aspect of personal financial planning; how we can use money to achieve financial wellbeing and generally improve our lives. With 13 episodes published to date, Chris brings out the best from his guests and gets listeners thinking about what really matters.
Money to the Masses
Damien Fahy is a popular personal finance and investment expert, who quit his job in the City after becoming disillusioned with how difficult people found it to access financial advice. This is a fun podcast, packed full of invaluable information and tips for investors.
The Property Podcast
This twice-weekly podcast, hosted by Rob Bence and Rob Dix, is a must listen for existing and aspiring property investors and attracts more than 100,000 listeners a month. Last year it won the Audience Appreciation Award at the New Media Europe Awards, in recognition of the strong community created around this podcast.
A new kid on the podcasting block, in this podcast UK Money Bloggers community editor Andy Webb chats to a different money blogger each week. Conversations are based around articles the money blogger has written and is a great way to learn from expert money savers and money makers.
Martin Bamford is managing director of Informed Choice and host of the popular Informed Choice Radio (www.icradio.co.uk) personal finance podcast. Martin and his team from Informed Choice Radio will be exhibiting at the Master Investor Show in London on Saturday 25th March 2017.