Smart Money Podcast

Brean joins the Smart Money Podcast to discuss housing affordability in the UK and the future of sustainable homebuying. Listen to the full episode here.

Moneywise Podcast

Brean produced and hosted the Moneywise Podcast, a personal finance show tackling common financial issues to help people better understand their money. Listen to the episodes here.

The Which? Money Podcast logo

The Which? Money Podcast

In 2019 Brean launched The Which? Money Podcast, a weekly show dedicated to helping people manage their finances.  She worked as a producer and also presented audio investigations on a range of topics including pensions, investments and banking. Listen to some of her segments below.

Why parents are losing £45,000 in pension savings

Starting a family can be an exciting new chapter but parents who take time out of work to care for children face significant unintended financial consequences. In this week’s episode of the Which? Money Podcast Brean explores the ‘parental pensions penalty’ which is causing some people to lose over £45,000 in pension savings.

Are free stock trading platforms worth using?

Technology has revolutionised the world of investing and today we can invest via apps on the go or from the comfort of our homes. Traditionally, investment platforms charge a fee but a new generation of companies now offers the chance to trade stocks for free. Will they shift the future of investing? Brean speaks to the disruptors and experts to find out.

Should you invest in a property or a pension?

It’s the age-old debate – should you priortise buying a property or saving for retirement? Brean speaks to the people who have decided to delay their retirement saving plans to buy a property – and the experts who think that’s a very risky strategy.

The secret scheme banks don’t tell you about

This week Brean uncovers the mysterious world of chargeback. It’s a scheme that could help you get your money back if a payment goes wrong on your debit card but very few people know it exists. Find out how it works and how you can request it from your bank.

Should you enter a house raffle?

House raffles are becoming increasingly popular but very few people have been successful in winning a home through them. In this episode of The Which? Money Podcast, Brean investigates whether house raffles are worth entering.