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Media

Catch up with the latest media from 2014.

 

You can scroll down the page to find the 'Launch Player' for selected shows. Some shows will be on the BBCiPlayer and for LBC debt phone-in shows see the 'How to listen' section.

 

We also have some selected media from other years: 200820092010201120122013, 2014.

 

BBC Essex Drivetime with Paul Hawkins
Wednesday, 8th October 2014

Mike will talk to Paul about Wonga’s recent decision to write off £220million in payday loans and what this actually means to some of its customers including their credit rating and default notices. Mike then reveals the cost comparison of using a credit union as opposed to a payday lender, it is startling!

Read more: BBC Essex Drivetime with Paul Hawkins

Radio

LBC with Clive Bull - Free podcast
Thursday, 2nd October 2014

Mike & Clive in the LBC studio

This was another fabulous show with Mike in the studio of Leading Britain’s Conversation (LBC) with Clive between 9 and 10 pm talking about Wonga writing off 220m of customers debts plus taking calls, texts and emails from listeners around the country.

How to listen

You can listen to the 'Debt Special Show' on the free bite size podcast from LBC by clicking below on

Debt Phone-in show, Thursday, 2 October 14 (42mins 30 secs)

Topics & time line

See the time line below for any topic that interests you.

Read more: LBC with Clive Bull - Free podcast

Radio

BBC Newcastle with Jonathan Miles
Tuesday, 26th August 2014

Mike was talking to Jonathan about how important it is to educate children on how to manage their money and avoid getting into debt.

Mike also reveals how long it will take a borrower to repay a credit card debt of £2,000 whilst making the minimum payments, it's staggering!

 

Read more: BBC Newcastle with Jonathan Miles

Radio

BBC Essex - Dave Monk Show 9.10am
Tuesday, 29th July 2014

Mike was commenting on the case of Philip, an elderly gentleman, who was 'conned' out of £70,000 by a friend. Mike goes through Philip's options and refers to another case he is dealing with which is similar and the debt is now £832,000.

 

Read more: BBC Essex - Dave Monk Show 9.10am

Radio

LBC with Clive Bull 8-9pm
Sunday, 27th July 2014

Mike__Clive_20_Jan_2014_useThis was another fabulous show with Mike in the studio of Leading Britain’s Conversation (LBC) with Clive between 8 and 9 pm talking about the latest news affecting consumers with debt issues and taking calls, texts and emails from around the country.

How to listen

You can listen to the 'Debt Special Show' on the free bite size podcast from LBC by clicking below on

Debt Phone-in show, Sunday 27 July 14 (43mins 21 secs)

Topics & time line

See the time line below for any topic that interests you.

 

Read more: LBC with Clive Bull 8-9pm

Radio

BBC Essex with James Whale 7.15am
Thursday, 24th July 2014

Mike spoke to James about a credit union that is to open on Friday 25th July in a High Street bank in Chelmsford, he also reflected on the new FCA rules that will effect payday lenders from January 2015 and revealed how a payday loan debt above a thousand pounds can be secured on a debtor's home, if owned. Please note from January next year, if you borrow £100 for 30 days and pay back on time, you will not pay more than £24 in fees and charges and not on £300 as Mike said at the end of the clip.

How to listen

 

Read more: BBC Essex with James Whale 7.15am

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BBC Three Counties - Jonathan Vernon-Smith 11.15am
Thursday, 24th July 2014

Mike was talking to the effervescent Mr Jonathan Vernon-Smith and Derek, a listener, who was recently made bankrupt in Cyprus. Derek was worried about how this would impact on his credit file and whether he could lose his home in the UK. He also had one other real worry, as he was married to a Cypriot, could he be arrested at the passport control when entering Cyprus? Mike reveals all the answers

How to listen

 

Read more: BBC Three Counties - Jonathan Vernon-Smith 11.15am

Radio

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LBC with Clive Bull 8-9pm
Sunday, 22nd June 2014

Mike__Clive_20_Jan_2014_useMike was in the studio of Leading Britain’s Conversation (LBC) talking to Clive about the latest news affecting consumers with debt issues. He also took calls, texts and emails from listeners around the country.

How to listen

You can listen to the 'Debt Special Show' on the free bite size podcast from LBC by clicking below on

Debt Phone-in show, Sunday 22 June 2014 (44 mins)

Topics & time line

See the time line below for any topic that interests you.

Read more: LBC with Clive Bull 8-9pm

Radio

BBC London 94.9 - The Breakfast Show
Monday, 26th May 2014

Mike spoke with Penny Smith and Paul Ross about the rising number of Londoners struggling to pay their council tax. Mike then explains how one Metropolitan police officer was made bankrupt by his council for non payment and how the cost to annul his bankruptcy went into thousands. Mike reveals other examples of how non payment of council tax can lead to having the home being repossessed or even going to prison for your debts. He then reveals where to get that important 'free' debt help and advice.

How to listen

Read more: BBC London 94.9 - The Breakfast Show

Radio

Launch player

LBC with Clive Bull 8-9 pm
Sunday, 4th May 2014

Mike was live in the studio talking to Clive about the latest news affecting consumers with debt issues. He also took calls, texts and emails from listeners around the country.

How to listen

You can listen to the 'Debt Special Show' on the free bite size podcast from LBC by clicking below on

Debt Phone-in show, Sunday 4 May 14 (28 mins)

Topics & time line

See the time line below for any topic that interests you.

Read more: LBC with Clive Bull 8-9 pm

Radio

LBC with Clive Bull 8-9pm (new time slot)
Sunday, 6th April 2014

Mike__Clive_20_Jan_2014_useThis was another fabulous debt phone-in with Mike live in the studio talking to Clive about the latest news affecting consumers with debt issues. He also took calls, texts and emails from listeners around the country.

How to listen

You can listen to the 'Debt Special Show' on the free bite size podcast from LBC by clicking below on

Debt Phone-in show, Sunday 6 April 14 (44 mins)

Topics & time line

See the time line below for any topic that interests you.

Read more: LBC with Clive Bull 8-9pm (new time slot)

Radio

LBC with Clive Bull 9-10pm
Sunday, 9th March 2014

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Mike was live in the studio talking to Clive about the latest news affecting consumers with debt issues and took calls, texts and emails from listeners around the country.

How to listen

You can listen to the 'Debt Special Show' on the free bite size podcast from LBC by clicking below on Debt Phone-in show, Sunday 9 March 14 (47 mins)

Topics & time line (some calls updated on Twitter using #LBCDebt)

See the time line below for any topic that interests you.

Read more: LBC with Clive Bull 9-10pm

Radio

BBC Essex - Dave Monk Show 11am
Monday, 3rd March 2014

Mike Thomas spoke to Dave about 'The dangers of loan sharks being taught in schools', how parents can best educate their children about money, how our culture makes everyone in debt, the keys triggers of debt, why it is difficult to ban payday loan advertising because they pay for their adverts and how one of his clients went bankrupt at 23 years of age with debts of £32,000.

Read more: BBC Essex - Dave Monk Show 11am

Radio

LBC with Clive Bull 9-10pm
Sunday, 16th February 2014

Mike__Clive_20_Jan_2014_useMike was live in the studio talking to Clive about the latest news affecting consumers with debt issues and took calls, texts and emails from listeners around the country.

How to listen

You can listen to the 'Debt Special Show' on the free bite size podcast from LBC by clicking below on Debt Phone-in show, Sunday 16 Feb 14 (45 mins)

Topics & time line

See the time line below for any topic that interests you.

Read more: LBC with Clive Bull 9-10pm

Radio

BBC Coventry & Warwickshire with Annie Othen 10.30am
Friday, 7th February 2014

Warning about how long it can take to clear a £2,000 credit card debt when making just the minimum payments. The four key triggers that lead to debt. How important it is to understand how the debt management industry work, those firms that will charge you fees for the debt advice and service and those that will not. An example of how someone can pay £3,600 in fees on a debt of £15,000. The type of information you will need to hand before you make that call and what to expect from the debt advisor. Fascinating stuff!

How to listen

Read more: BBC Coventry & Warwickshire with Annie Othen 10.30am

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BBC West Midlands with Adrian Goldberg 10.30 -11am
Tuesday, 21st January 2014

Mike spoke to Adrian about how consumers can best manage their debts.

No longer on the BBC iPlayer

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Read more: BBC West Midlands with Adrian Goldberg 10.30 -11am

Radio

LBC with Clive Bull 9-10pm
Sunday, 19th January 2014

Mike__Clive_20_Jan_2014_useMike was live in the studio talking to Clive about the latest news affecting consumers with debt issues and took calls, texts and emails from listeners around the country.

How to listen

You can listen to the 'Debt Special Show' on the free bite size podcast from LBC by clicking below

Debt Phone-in show, Sunday 19 Jan 14 (44 mins)

Topics & time line

See the time line below for any topic that interests you.

Read more: LBC with Clive Bull 9-10pm

Radio

BBC London Harriet Scott & Chris Rogers 10.40am (15 mins)
Sunday, 5th January 2014

Topic was the key reasons why people get into debt, how the debt management industry is split into two with firms that will charge you fees and agencies that will not.

Mike then demonstrates how easy it is to spot a dodgy debt advice website with his one minute test. What happens when someone makes contact with a debt management agency and what information you will need to hand for that call?

How to listen

Read more: BBC London Harriet Scott & Chris Rogers 10.40am (15 mins)

Radio

Launch player

LBC with Clive Bull 8-9pm
Wednesday, 1st January 2014

Mike__Clive_20_Jan_2014_useMike was live in the studio talking to Clive about the latest news affecting consumers with debt issues and took calls, texts and emails from listeners around the country.

How to listen

You can listen to the 'Debt Special Show' on the free bite size podcast from LBC by clicking below

Make 2014 a debt free year - 1 Jan 14 (38 mins)

Topics & time line

Read more: LBC with Clive Bull 8-9pm

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