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FT Money Show

The FT Money show: your weekly guide to personal finance
FT Money Show


The Financial Times Money Show brings you engaging insight into personal finance. Claer Barrett, her team and leading industry commentators dissect the week’s news and discuss how it will affect you and your pocket. Produced by Lucy Warwick-Ching.





Equity release, shoddy customer service and the rise in customer complaints

May 9, 2019 00:24:55


Would you use your property to supplement your pension? Claer Barrett and guests examine the pros and cons of using equity release. Next, the FT Rich People's Problems columnist James Max talks about bad customer service, and finally, we analyse what people are complaining about. 

The Royal baby, women investors and inside the UK's debt crisis

May 2, 2019 00:18:59


As the world awaits the arrival of the Royal Baby, Claer Barrett and guests discuss finding an investment strategy for your child that's fit for a prince or princess. Plus - are women better at saving than men? Dame Helena Morrissey uncovers the statistics. And finally, we discuss what can be done to tackle Britain's debt crisis.

Merryn Somerset Webb on the rise of ESG investments

Apr 25, 2019 00:21:04


Are you investments taking on a green tinge? As climate change protests stop the traffic in London, interest in ethical investing is accelerating fast. FT columnist Merryn Somerset Webb welcomes greater interest from fund managers, but warns it needs to be more than "greenwash" to be effective. Plus Money Mentor Lindsay Cook dissects the problem debts of the wealthy, and as US markets hit a fresh record high. Artemis fund manager Simon Edelsten warns investors about the dangers of hubris.

Maternity pay, online investors and the value of time

Apr 18, 2019 00:22:49


Despite changing attitudes in the workforce there are still bosses who wouldn't give you a job if they thought you were going to have a baby in a few years. Lucy Warwick-Ching talks to Mumsnet about the wide disparity in maternity and paternity policies among employers and gives listeners the chance to have their say. Plus - we hear from an "armchair investor" about the realities of trading from the comfort of your home. And finally Jason Butler tells us how to how to maximise the most of the precious thing we own - our time.

A mortgage milestone and what Brexit means for investors

Apr 11, 2019 00:17:45


FT money deputy editor James Pickford is joined by Jason Hurwood of Nationwide to discuss the move by the UK’s second biggest mortgage lender into equity release, investment writer Kate Beioley says Brexit is prompting investors to hoard cash, and pensions correspondent Josephine Cumbo looks at new research exposing the costs of exiting a pension scheme.

The collapse of London Capital and Finance, climate change investing and buying a ski apartment

Apr 4, 2019 00:22:47


In light of the London Capital and Finance scandal the city watchdog is warning consumers about how some high-risk investments are marketed. Claer Barrett is joined by senior FT journalists Barney Thompson and John Gapper to assess what's gone wrong. Next up, could climate change provide a novelway to start a conversation about investment with your children? And finally our Rich People's Problems columnist discusses whether his ski apartment is good value for money.  

Pension problems in the NHS, auto-enrolment and a new pet insurance product

Mar 28, 2019 00:12:39


Diagnosing pension problems in the NHS - an FT investigation has revealed that senior doctors and consultants across the country are turning down extra shifts through fear of landing themselves with punitive tax bills. Josephine Cumbo asks whether the pensions taper is bad for our health. Next up, she interviews Paul Lewis, the Moneybox presenter on auto enrolment schemes. Finally, she delves into the world of pet insurance products - did you know there is a fitness tracker for dogs?

Financial advice for young people, crowdfunding and why Brexit has ruined my dinner parties

Mar 21, 2019 00:20:30


Think you're ready for a financial adviser but you can't find anyone to take your money? FT Money editor Claer Barrett talks to money blogger Iona Bain about why old fashioned advisers don't want young people's money. Next up, podcast guests chat about crowdfunding - how it works, the risks involved - and what a unicorn is! And finally, James Max is causing a stir with his topic of dinner party conversation.

Retirement planning, Help to buy and ageism in society

Mar 14, 2019 00:15:05


Are you ready for retirement? Claer Barrett, FT Money editor, and guests discuss the importance of financial planning - whether you're hoping to retire in 50 years or 50 weeks. Plus, first-time buyers get a boost from Help to Buy, but should the government consider aiming a tax break at the 'last-time buyers' to help more of them downsize? And finally, listeners hear from FT Money's new columnist - Jane Owen, whose debut column 'the invisible woman' rails against ageism in society.

Isa special: Everything you need to know about Individual Savings Accounts

Mar 7, 2019 00:28:31


New research says it's possible for younger investors to build up a million pound Isa portfolio - and in this week's podcast Claer Barrett and guests tell listeners how to do it. Also, Kate Beioley talks about how freelance workers can use flexible Isas to smooth out the lumps and bumps in their income, and Moira O'Neill of interactive investor discusses how to set up a stocks and shares Isa. And last but not least James Max, FT Rich People's Problems columnist reveals what it's like to work at an investment bank. 

Pension freedoms: the unintended consequences revealed

Feb 28, 2019 00:23:19


Have you cashed in your retirement savings under the pension freedoms rules? If so, are you one of the many UK pensioners who have found that the freedom to do what you want with your savings is not delivering quite what you had wished for? FT Pensions correspondent Josephine Cumbo debates the issues with fellow guests Steve Webb of Royal London, Claire Walsh of Schroders and Malcolm McLean of Barnett Waddington. 

How to crack your credit score

Feb 21, 2019 00:21:13


FT money editor Claer Barrett is joined by Money Mentor Lindsay Cook to discuss cracking your credit score – including why yours might be worse than you think – and Mike Tuckett from Transport for London, who shares some staggering stats about contactless travel. Bobby Seagull, of University Challenge fame also stops by to sound off about football signs.  

The fight for our data, good news for renters and final salary pension problems

Feb 14, 2019 00:16:57


From rental fees to who owns your financial data - the FT analyses this week's personal finance news and gives you the lowdown in downloadable form. Claer Barrett, FT Money editor, and guests discuss letting agency fees, 'made up' figures in a fintech advert and pension problems for the older generation. 

Six financial mistakes that women need to avoid

Feb 7, 2019 00:29:16


Presenter Claer Barrett and guests discuss what every female needs to know about her finances. From practicing 'financial self defence', getting started in investing and bridging the gender pay and pensions gap, this special edition of the FT Money podcast covers all these issues and more.

Are you facing a tax bill that is so large you can't pay it?

Jan 31, 2019 00:24:35


This special edition of the FT Money show is dedicated to examining the far reaching effects of the loan charge on 100,000 freelance contractors in the UK. Claer Barrett, the FT Money editor, and Emma Agyemang, the FT's tax reporter, talk to individuals facing huge tax bills, and get the inside story from independent tax experts and the politicians who are calling for the law to be changed. 

Finance tips for freelancers, insurance pitfalls and how to write the perfect 'to do list'

Jan 24, 2019 00:28:00


FT Money editor Claer Barrett on the latest finance tips for freelancers ahead of the tax deadline. Plus Paul Lewis, the Moneybox presenter reveals the hidden pitfalls of staying with the same home insurance provider year on year. And finally professor Elizabeth Emens on how tips to help you cross off more things on your financial to-do lists. 

Open Banking: what is it and how can you benefit from the new rules

Jan 17, 2019 00:13:40


FT Money Digital editor Lucy Warwick-Ching and guests discuss what open banking is, why it was launched and which are the best apps for consumers. Plus we delve into exactly why despite the hype around the launch, just one in four people have heard of open banking.

A stock picking competition, dealing with post-christmas debt and collecting coins

Jan 10, 2019 00:24:58


This week's bumper podcast offers listeners the chance to compete against the FT investment experts. Plus FT Money editor Claer Barrett talks to a man who quit his corporate job and took a huge change of career direction. Also on the show is Lindsay Cook, the FT's Money Mentor, on zero per cent credit card deals. And finally, as the Royal Mint launches a new range of collectible coins, we ask if they are ever a good investment.

Financial New Year's Resolutions: How to manage your money in 2019

Jan 3, 2019 00:24:40


FT Money editor Claer Barrett and guest presenter Bobby Seagull of University Challenge fame present a special New Year's edition of podcast packed with tips and ideas for managing your cash in the year ahead, featuring the "financial resolutions" of a host of FT commentators 

Brexit buying opportunity, the top FTSE risers and fallers and should you take your claim to the small claims court?

Dec 20, 2018 00:23:20


FT Money editor Claer Barrett talks to Merryn Somerset Webb about how investors can take advantage of choppy markets. Plus, we highlight the winners and losers of the FTSE 100 stocks and is the small claims court a better bet than the ombudsman service?

Beyond Brexit, christmas lights for beards and the growing trend presents for teachers

Dec 13, 2018 00:21:13


FT Money editor Claer Barrett investing beyond Brexit - what action should you consider to ride out the volatility. Plus as Christmas approaches, what is this year's must have party accessory and will you be buying a present for your child's teacher this year?

Buying your first property, the pensions dashboard and private banking

Dec 6, 2018 00:26:17


Claer Barrett and guests discuss how tough it is for first time buyers to get onto the property ladder if they don't have help from mum and dad. Plus, the pensions dashboard - it's finally arrived, so what should we make of it. And Rich People's Problems columnist James Max tell us why he's happy to pay though the nose for old fashioned banking. 

What do you really think about financial advisers - and what do they say about you?

Nov 29, 2018 00:24:09


We've devoted this week's Money Show podcast to examining the changing relationship between financial advisers and their clients. Over the past month, more than 400 of you have bared your financial souls to us, completing FT Money's detailed survey about financial advice - covering what you most want to ask an adviser for help with. Claer Barrett and guests discuss what you love and hate about the advice profession.

Black Friday bargains, women's pensions and investment trusts

Nov 22, 2018 00:15:38


Claer Barrett and guests discuss Black Friday deals and talk about the campaign to reduce the state pension age for women born in the 1950s. Plus we take another look at investment trusts and whether small companies could bring investors high returns. 

Can you learn about money from reading someone's financial diary?

Nov 15, 2018 00:18:56


Claer Barrett and guests discuss the phenomenal success of the Money Diaries - an online website that has enabled women around the world to anonymously share their financial spending secrets. Plus we hear from a former banker turned entrepreneur who has set up a company to help women take control of their money.

Britain's financial 'invisibles', child benefit fines repaid and why Lord Lee is selling some shares

Nov 8, 2018 00:15:54


Lucy Warwick-Ching and guests debate what it means to be refused access to credit, why HMRC is repaying fines it levied for unpaid tax, and how a volatile stock market has lead to Lord Lee selling some shares. 

What will the Budget mean for you?

Nov 1, 2018 00:15:13


Claer Barrett and guests discuss how the chancellor's budget will hit your pocket. Is the new income tax change really as good as it sounds? And how will it affect you if you're self employed or a landlord. Finally, we unpick the pension contribution rules and spell out how much you can contribute.

Share incentive schemes and what you really think of financial advisers

Oct 25, 2018 00:16:06


FT money editor Claer Barrett is joined by Money Mentor Lindsay Cook to discuss the perks and pitfalls of company share incentive schemes and columnist Jason Butler stops in to talk curbing Christmas shopping enthusiasm. Finally, why FT Money wants to know what you really think of your financial adviser.

Remortgaging your home, holding cash and getting more women to invest

Oct 18, 2018 00:18:25


Claer Barrett and guests discuss why people are using their homes as piggy banks and what they are doing with the extra money. Other topics of debate include why more and more investors are sitting on cash rather than putting their money into the stock market, and how to get more women to engage with their finances.

How to fight fraud, the oil price and putting the payday lenders out of business

Oct 11, 2018 00:18:25


Claer Barrett and guests discuss whether banks are doing enough to help their customers in the fight against fraud. Other topics in this week's show include the oil price and whether it could surpass $100 a barrel, and we hear from the man behind a new tool to help consumers win compensation from high cost lenders. 

Cannabis, stamp duty and gender financial differences

Oct 4, 2018 00:16:47


This week's show looks at the rise of cannabis and whether UK investors should be looking to take a position in pot stocks. Plus the rise in stamp duty and why the differences in the way men and women save and spend appear at a very young age. 

Emerging markets, tax avoiders and owning property

Sep 27, 2018 00:21:05


Emerging markets turmoil - how should investors react? James Pickford and guests discuss the options. Also, the HMRC crackdown that threatens huge financial difficulties for thousands of low earners. Plus James Max gives his (controversial) view on how many homes one person should have. 

Is property still a good investment?

Sep 20, 2018 00:22:04


As the market gets stickier in the run up to Brexit, the FT Money podcast debates where property prices will go next. Plus Merryn Somerset Webb shares her thoughts on the tenth anniversary of the financial crisis.  

Free perks with your bank account, fixed rate mortgages and tech stocks

Sep 13, 2018 00:13:24


Does your bank give you a free daily coffee, free cinema tickets, money off meals out or a cheap taxi to the airport? Welcome to the world of premier banking - the FT Money Show reveals more. Plus, as interest rates rise, more homeowners lock into a five year fix, and could soaring valuations of FAANG stocks be coming to an end?

Electric cars, investing in Fundsmith, and the growing problem debt in the UK

Sep 6, 2018 00:19:13


On this week's show FT Money editor Claer Barrett and guests discuss the growing market for electric cars - what they are like to drive and how the finances stack up. And Terry Smith of Fundsmith calls in to tell us about Smithson, a new investment trust investing in global small and mid cap stocks. 

EIS investments, rising debt problems and Child Trust Funds

Aug 30, 2018 00:18:42


FT Money editor Claer Barrett and guests discuss the latest trends in EIS investments and the rising number of people getting into problem debt. And child trust funds come of age - we explain how to make the most of your investment.

Investing in English wine, problems with the pensions dashboard, and cycling your way to a tax break

Aug 23, 2018 00:16:01


From sparkling wine to cycling tax breaks,  FT Money editor Claer Barrett and guests discuss the FT's latest personal finance stories.Should you be pouring your money into wine or would you be better off investing in Champagne? And Paul Lewis of BBC radio 4's Moneybox is here to ask what's happened to the government's promise of a pensions dashboard. 

Fraud - how can you avoid becoming the next victim?

Aug 16, 2018 00:21:51


From banking fraud to pension liberation schemes and property deposit scams, FT Money editor Claer Barrett and guests discuss the latest elaborate swindles and tell you how to avoid them. The techniques that the con artists are using today are worryingly sophisticated - but listening to this special edition of the FT Money podcast should be your first line of defence. 

What would a no-deal Brexit mean for your money?

Aug 9, 2018 00:20:57


FT Money editor Clear Barrett Barrett is joined by FT political correspondent Laura Hughes and FT Money reporters Aime Williams and Kate Beioley to discuss the likelihood of a no-deal Brexit and what it would mean for your finances. The team also talks travel money tips and FT columnist Jason Butler explains how to cash in by de-cluttering. 

The maths of Love Island

Aug 2, 2018 00:18:29


FT Money editor Clear Barrett Barrett is joined by columnists Bobby Seagull, James Max and Edwin Esosa for a summery podcast that brings some cold hard maths to this year’s hottest show, analyses the sticky economics of jam making and separates good diversity schemes from bad.

Leasehold property, currency traps and a special subscriber offer for podcast listeners

Jul 26, 2018 00:15:28


FT Money editor Claer Barrett and guests on upcoming reforms to property leaseholds and how the latest downturn in sterling means you need to get the best possible rate on your money. We discuss the hidden charges that could sting travellers, and how to avoid these. Also, if you listen to the podcast you could be eligible for a special subscriber discount to the digital edition of the FT.

Train delays and commuter chaos: what are your rights?

Jul 19, 2018 00:16:19


FT Money editor Claer Barrett and guests on what to do if you've been caught up in the train disruption. What are your rights - and what chance do you stand of getting money back if a cancelled train has caused you to miss a flight, or pay to travel by taxi?

Questions to ask before you retire - do you and your partner want the same things?

Jul 13, 2018 00:16:47


FT Money digital editor Lucy Warwick-Ching and guests on the importance of planning for getting the best out of your retirement. Plus, will you still be paying off your mortgage in your seventies?

Money saving tips, starting a supper club and the trauma of expenses claims

Jul 5, 2018 00:18:38


FT Money editor Claer Barrett and guests on the best money saving tips for millennials and how to start a supper club. Also, the FT's Rich People's Problems columnist, James Max, tells us about the biggest expenses claim he's ever submitted

Online gambling, more tax quirks and property peer-to-peer lending

Jun 28, 2018 00:15:09


FT Money editor Claer Barrett and guests on the truth about online gambling and the quirk in the tax system that disadvantages people who read books online. Also, David Stevenson on whether property peer to peer lending is ever a good idea. 

Myths about divorce, investment trusts and the FT's Thrift Off experiment

Jun 21, 2018 00:17:50


FT Money editor Claer Barrett and guests discuss the things people don't know about divorce, what has been happening in the world of investment trusts and discuss the FT's competition on how to spend wisely, and save in style. 

Investing in Bitcoin, financial fitness and wealth managers

Jun 14, 2018 00:18:28


FT Money editor Claer Barrett and guests discuss the volatile price of cryptocurrencies, how to cut your performance fees by going to the gym and how wealth managers are adapting to the needs of young people. 

Selling property, talking about money and booking holidays online

Jun 7, 2018 00:16:26


FT Money editor Claer Barrett and guests discuss why it's never been easier to view homes for sale on your phone, talking about money and how the decline of the high street travel agent has reduced our consumer rights.

The Millennial smartphone saving revolution

May 31, 2018 00:14:21


FT Money reporter Kate Beioley hosts a Millennial Money takeover this week, talking to FT reporters Rianna Croxford, Nicholas Megaw and Camilla Hodgson about the new savings and investing apps that let Millennials manage money from their smart phones. After road-testing the apps, are they helpful hacks or phone-based fads? 

Making partner in your firm, cashing in final salary pensions and investing in oil

May 24, 2018 00:16:54


FT Money editor Claer Barrett and guests discuss the risks and rewards of becoming a partner in your firm and delve into the latest statistics on how many people are cashing out of final salary schemes. Plus David Stevenson on investing in oil.

National Numeracy, gas bills and some free money

May 17, 2018 00:17:38


The Financial Times is busting some Rhymes - Bobby Seagull, the maths teacher celebrates National Numeracy day by unleashing his 'maths rap' on the nation with his co-rapper and FT Money editor Claer Barrett.  Also on the show - why gas bills are rising and how listeners can win £1000.

Numeracy skills, saving for retirement and why millennials are not investing for their future

May 10, 2018 00:18:33


FT Money editor Claer Barrett and guests discuss  Britain's lack of numeracy skills, how much you need to save in retirement and why young people can start investing for their future.  

The future for inheritance tax, buying beach huts and launching a second career in your sixties

May 3, 2018 00:20:34


FT Money editor Claer Barrett and guests discuss IHT - Britain's most hated tax, investing in a beach hut and how to launch a second career in your fifties or sixties. 

Animal magic for markets, Woodford’s woes and why investors should care about central banks

Apr 27, 2018 00:14:08


Bull, bear, tortoise or hare – now foxes and hedehogs too. Not a new children’s book but a valuable market analogy according to money editor Claer Barrett and guests. Also this week,Merryn Somerset Webb on what the move from QE to QT means for investors, and finally Neil Woodford’s week of woe.

Valuable vinyl in the attic, the perils of investment cliches and the gambling habits of millennials

Apr 19, 2018 00:19:38


FT Money deputy editor James Pickford talks to Ludovic Hunter-Tilney, the FT's pop critic, about his quest to value his large collection of vinyl, CDs and cassettes - and how you might do the same. Miles Johnson, FT capital markets editor, on the dangers of setting too much store by investment's popular wisdom. Finally Kate Beioley of FT Money talks about the growing problem of online gambling, with its easy appeal to phone-toting millennials.

Canal barges, personal service companies, and cryptocurrencies

Apr 13, 2018 00:20:11


FT Money deputy editor James Pickford and guests discuss buying a boat, HMRC's focus on personal service companies and why investing in cryptocurrencies doesn't always pay off. 

Pensions for the self-employed, solar powered properties and financial planning

Apr 6, 2018 00:16:34


FT Money editor Claer Barrett and guests discuss the pros and cons of selling energy back to the grid if you have solar panels. Also, we give you ideas to get started on saving into a pension if you're freelance and finally Jason Butler, FT Money's Wealth Man on who to plan financially for life transitions before they happen.

Investing in pubs, house prices and growing your own vegetables

Mar 29, 2018 00:15:12


FT Money deputy editor James Pickford and guests discuss the pros and cons of buying and running your local pub. Also, Richard Donnell of Hometrack tells listeners what's happening to house prices across the UK, and finally James Max, author of Rich People's Problems, on a trend for growing your own vegetables.

How to find a financial adviser and the questions to ask when you find one

Mar 22, 2018 00:26:14


FT Money digital editor Lucy Warwick-Ching and guests discuss when people should pay for advice and how best to get it. The show delves into the different levels of advice available and how to choose the adviser best suited to you.   

The penny pinching chancellor, EIS changes and what's wrong with ombudsmen?

Mar 15, 2018 00:23:32


FT Money editor Claer Barrett talks to Sarah Coles, personal finance analyst at Hargreaves Lansdown about the surprise potential demise of 1p and 2p coins, announced in the Spring Statement this week. Claer also talks to investment reporter Kate Beioley about Spring Statement changes to a group of tax-efficient investments. Finally FT Money Mentor Lindsay Cook stops in too to talk what's wrong with industry ombudsmen. 

Female finance, Australian pensions and bank account fraud

Mar 8, 2018 00:29:52


In honour of International Women's Day FT Money editor Claer Barrett and guests discuss why women don't invest more. Plus pensions down under - what Brits could learn from the Australian savings habit. And how Britain's shrinking bank branch network is the new front line in the fight against fraud.  

The new Isa season - how to make the most of this year's tax-free allowance

Mar 1, 2018 00:22:22


FT Money digital editor Lucy Warwick-Ching and guests discuss Individual Savings Accounts (Isas). This podcast explains the rules, spells out the best investments and dissects the different types of Isas available.  

Navigating the care system - what you need to know before looking for a care home

Feb 22, 2018 00:23:23


FT Money editor Claer Barrett talks to Rosie Carr, deputy editor of Investors Chronicle about the rising cost of care homes and how to find a suitable one for your loved ones. They discuss ways to plan ahead so you can afford the fees and perhaps leave something in your estate for your relatives.  

Reusable coffee cups, Scottish income tax bands and compensation

Feb 15, 2018 00:26:48


FT Money editor Claer Barrett on the investment case for using reusable coffee cups - how they can save you money as well as saving the planet. Plus, Claer and Moneybox present Paul Lewis get to grips with the new Scottish income tax bands. And finally, the show ends with guests discussing how much risk accident victims should be expected to take when investing their compensation funds.  

The death of the piggy bank - why children are turning to new technology to learn about money

Feb 8, 2018 00:23:07


FT Money digital editor Lucy Warwick-Ching on the best financial apps to use to teach children about managing money. Along with a psychologist she also delves into the vital lessons we all need to learn about cash

House prices, family trusts and the high cost of private members clubs

Feb 1, 2018 00:25:39


FT Money editor Claer Barrett and guests debate the real value of property and the demise of family trusts. James Max drops into the studio to discuss his latest Rich People's Problems column on paying thousands of pounds a year in private club memberships. 

Bitcoin, retail shares and the financial risks of being female

Jan 25, 2018 00:33:31


FT Money editor Claer Barrett on the perils of investing in Bitcoin. She also takes a closer look at whether people should invest in retail shares and debates the financial risks of being female following the publication of a report that claims that young women today face greater financial insecurity. 

The real meaning of risk for retail investors: John Kay takes new regulations to task

Jan 18, 2018 00:36:55


FT Money editor Claer Barrett and guests debate the true meaning of risk for retail investors, and Professor John Kay reveals why he thinks new European legislation will be a hindrance, not a help. Plus Maike Currie questions why the latest investment book features 67 men and only one woman, and consumer finance experts Georgie Frost and Helen Dewdney tackle "Blue Monday

Young people's finances - attitudes to money, getting teenagers to love maths and the hidden perils of shared ownership

Jan 11, 2018 00:25:03


FT Money editor Claer Barrett and guests debate why young people think money is boring and come up with ways to convince them otherwise. Bobby Seagull, the University Challenge semi finalist reveals his unconventional methods for getting teenagers to love maths. Finally, why being single could prevent you from getting on the first rung of the property ladder

Your finances under a Labour government, new years resolutions and Champagne sales

Jan 5, 2018 00:24:26


FT Money editor Claer Barrett on whether you should attempt to hedge your finances against a future Corbyn government. Next she interviews Rich People's Problems columnist James Max on why he won't be wasting his money on a gym membership this January and finally Ed Bowsher tells listeners why more of us are drinking Prosecco. 

Should investors buy Bitcoin?

Dec 14, 2017 00:26:07


FT Money presenter Claer Barrett and guests discuss whether or not Bitcoin deserves a place in your investment portfolio and why restaurant service charges leave a bad taste in the mouth. Finally, why we might all be renting used cars in the future instead of buying.

Private education - spiraling costs, pupil discounts and how to get a scholarship

Dec 7, 2017 00:22:29


FT Money digital editor Lucy Warwick-Ching delves in the world of private education and talks to experts including the Good Schools Guide. She and her guests reveal how much it actually costs to send your child to private school as well as tips on how to pay for fees and also some of the tricks to help you get a discount.

Being fired, Budget reaction and rich people's problems

Nov 30, 2017 00:36:29


FT Money Show presenter Claer Barrett quizzes James Max about his experience of being fired and asks him to come up with solutions to your Rich People's Problems questions. Merryn Somerset Webb joins them later to give her views on last week's Budget.  

Autumn Budget: How do the chancellor's measures affect me?

Nov 23, 2017 00:14:24


FT Money Show presenter Lucy Warwick-Ching and guests discuss the Budget announcements and what what it means for your pocket.

Pension savings, stamp duty and Budget predictions

Nov 16, 2017 00:28:12


FT Money Show presenter Claer Barrett and guests discuss how much is enough when your saving into a pension, whether stamp duty is suffocating the housing market and what property measures we can expert in next week's Budget. 

Paradise lost - the future for off-shore investing

Nov 9, 2017 00:31:43


In this week's FT Money show, presenter Claer Barrett speaks to Holly Mackay of Boring Money and the FT's Vanessa Houlder in the wake of the Paradise Papers, discussing the widespread nature offshore investments and collective investment vehicles. Plus Paul Lewis outlines why the Budget could bring reforms to Universal Credit, and Leonora Walters of the Investors Chronicle explains why discounts on many investment trusts are narrowing. 

UK property prices, self build and pension transfers

Nov 2, 2017 00:30:35


FT Money Show presenter Hugo Greenhalgh and guests discuss the rise in property prices, how to build a house, and the Great British pensions cash-in. 

Should I get my teeth whitened?

Oct 26, 2017 00:26:28


FT Money Show presenter Claer Barrett and guests discuss the merits of tooth whitening, the FCA's new campaign on investment fraud and the ten nastiest tax problems 

Inflation, Brexit-proofing your portfolio and investing in Germany

Oct 19, 2017 00:25:41


FT Money Show presenter Claer Barrett and guests discuss the rise in inflation, the best ways to Brexit-proof your investment portfolio. Finally they discuss how the Germans save and invest and whether we can learn anything from this in the UK.

Exchange traded funds: are they an accident waiting to happen?

Oct 12, 2017 00:25:14


FT Money Show presenter James Pickford and guests discuss ETFs - one of the biggest investment trends of recent years. They also debate the way we measure inflation and analyse what's happening at Barclays Smart Investor platform.

Should you invest in Art?

Oct 5, 2017 00:28:40


As art collectors gather for the Frieze Art Fair in London, we ask if fine art can produce a dazzling investment return, plus Merryn Somerset Webb on the Fidelity fees shake up and Jason Butler talks about why you shouldn't rely on the Bank of Mum and Dad.

Millennial Money: FT writers give advice to today's 18 year olds

Sep 28, 2017 00:30:39


FT Money Show presenter Claer Barrett and guests discuss what millennials need to know about money, whether classic cars are ever a good investment, and if company pension schemes are too pricey.

Chasing the Chinese Dragon - should investors buy into the China story?

Sep 21, 2017 00:29:12


FT Money Show presenter Claer Barrett and guests discuss whether investors should buy into the china story, how to get compensation for cancelled Ryanair flights and how solar panels work in practice.

Financial scandals, freelancer finances and investing in wine

Sep 14, 2017 00:27:19


FT Money Show presenter Claer Barrett talks to Moneybox presenter Paul Lewis about how to spot a financial scam. Also, with more of us working in the so-called 'gig economy' what are the money matters that you need to know about, and finally on the show we discuss the pros and cons of investing in wine.

What's gone wrong with Barclays newly launched Smart Investor website?

Sep 7, 2017 00:30:30


FT Money Show presenter Claer Barrett and guests discuss the ongoing problems at Barclays new Smart Investor website, give financial tips for new university students and debate the benefits of active verses passive fund management.

The Archers - we take financial advice to Ambridge

Aug 31, 2017 00:30:19


FT Money Show presenter Claer Barrett and guests on the financial advice we would love to give the characters on the Archers, the latest Rich People's Problems column on losing a drone, and which small-cap share should be the hero of your portfolio.

Small shareholders - are big companies finally wising up to their value?

Aug 24, 2017 00:30:55


FT Money Show presenter Claer Barrett and guests on how small shareholders can get involved in managing the companies they invest in, why some landlords are not paying enough tax and savings accounts that pay more than the rate of inflation.

Power of Attorney - a sensible piece of financial planning, or something that could leave you vulnerable to abuse?

Aug 17, 2017 00:31:28


FT Money Show presenter Claer Barrett and guests on lasting powers of attorney, whether employers are paying enough into company pensions and asks her guest how long he would spend trying to extract a pound coin if it got stuck in a supermarket trolley.

The titanium credit card - do you really need one?

Aug 10, 2017 00:24:08


FT Money Show presenter Claer Barrett and guests on why rich people should have a titanium credit card, whether the 'black box' technology could result in a car insurance discount and why some people are borrowing against their homes to buy shares.

Take Aim - and save on inheritance tax

Aug 3, 2017 00:30:04


FT Money Show presenter Claer Barrett and guests on why it might be a good time to invest in pharmaceutical giant Astra Zeneca, the advantages of investing in Aim shares and the phenomenon of restart parties designed to save money - and the planet.

Living until 100

Jul 27, 2017 00:29:41


FT Money's wealth correspondent Hugo Greenhalgh is joined by FT Money columnist Lindsay Cook to discuss what living to 100 means for your money. Plus, investment reporter Aime Williams on overpriced tracker funds, and financial expert Ben Yearsley on how to cope with rising school fees.

The ticking time-bomb of interest-only mortgages

Jul 20, 2017 00:25:01


FT Money's wealth correspondent Hugo Greenhalgh is joined by investment reporter Aime Williams to discuss interest-only mortgages. Plus, Lucy Schonegevel of Macmillan Cancer Support on the enormous travel insurance premiums facing former cancer patients, and FT Money deputy editor James Pickford probes the issue of conveyancing fraud.

Should you invest in Venture Capital Trusts?

Jul 13, 2017 00:23:53


FT Money editor Claer Barrett is joined by investment expert Alex Davies to discuss the perks and pitfalls of VCTs. Plus Emma Dunkley, the FT's retail banking correspondent, on why Lloyds is scrapping overdraft charges, and Family Money columnist Lucy Warwick-Ching reveals why HMRC's new tax-free childcare accounts are causing parents to have tantrums.

HMRC hunts down tax cheats

Jul 6, 2017 00:25:12


FT Money Show presenter James Pickford and guests on HMRC taking action against people who evade tax, why some homeowners are staying put in their properties rather than moving up the ladder, and how some people are being forced to pay stamp duty twice.

Is your fund manager any good?

Jun 29, 2017 00:26:51


FT Money Show presenter James Pickford and guests on how a new FCA report into fund management is set to shake up the industry, how to claim for PPI compensation and property funds, a year on from the trauma of frozen withdrawals.

Inflation - what you need to know

Jun 22, 2017 00:23:23


FT Money Show presenter Lucy Warwick-Ching on what's driving inflation up, how to inflation proof your finances and how pensioners can protect their assets in this climate.

How to make financial sense of the election

Jun 15, 2017 00:22:56


FT Money Show presenter Claer Barrett and guests on the aftermath of the general election, profit warnings and why you may not be rich enough to hold a multi-currency bank account.

Getting married - for tax reasons

Jun 8, 2017 00:32:22


FT Money Show presenter Claer Barrett and guests on the tax benefits of getting married, the UK pensions system and quantitative easing.

BA flight chaos: how to get compensation

Jun 1, 2017 00:25:49


In this week's FT Money show, presenter Claer Barrett is joined by BBC Money Box presenter Paul Lewis and guests to discuss the recent chaos for British Airways passengers, the impact of redundancy on family finances and why the Isa should be scrapped.

Merryn Somerset Webb on the social care U-turn

May 25, 2017 00:24:30


In this week's FT Money show, columnist Merryn Somerset Webb tells presenter Claer Barrett why the Conservative party was wrong to u-turn on its manifesto pledge to change how social care is funded. Plus, what kinds of price reductions are buyers able to negotiate in the current property market, and how it's possible to invest in stem cell research.

Vanguard and the passive revolution

May 18, 2017 00:24:17


In this week's FT Money show, presenter Claer Barrett is joined by Money columnist Jason Butler and guests to discuss low-cost fund giant Vanguard's new online investment service, how much MP's pension schemes are worth, and what investors should do if the stock market crashes.

Property fraud is every landlord's nightmare

May 11, 2017 00:26:25


FT Money Show presenter Claer Barrett and guests on the rise in property fraud, whether you should buy a used car and investing in technology.

How will the new IHT rules affect you?

May 4, 2017 00:24:52


FT Money Show presenter Claer Barrett and guests on the new IHT rules, the bank of mum and dad and how to get a free financial planning session.

Should the pensions triple lock be scrapped?

Apr 27, 2017 00:27:20


FT Money Show presenter Hugo Greenhalgh and guests on whether the pensions triple lock will last past the election, how cashing in your pension could affect your ability to borrow and investing in minibonds.

How will the general election affect your finances?

Apr 20, 2017 00:31:02


FT Money Show presenter Hugo Greenhalgh on the countdown to the general election and why batteries are the next big investment.

Credit cards - are they really your flexibIe friend?

Apr 13, 2017 00:27:06


FT Money Show presenter James Pickford and guests on credit card debt, UK investors and the virtues of simplicity in financial planning.

Is the Lisa really the best way to save for your property or pension?

Apr 6, 2017 00:29:49


FT Money Show presenter Claer Barrett and guests on the lifetime Isa, how investors can play the inflation trade, credit card debt problems and how to avoid sky high charges at the airport.

One year of the pensions taper tantrum

Mar 30, 2017 00:26:06


In this week's FT Money show, presenter Claer Barrett is joined by pensions correspondent Josephine Cumbo and guests to discuss the problems faced by higher earners hit by the pensions taper one year on, how you can set up last minute investments for your children and grandchildren, and why those with mortgages on holiday homes are facing currency charges.

Is car finance driving you to distraction?

Mar 23, 2017 00:22:15


FT Money Show presenter Claer Barrett and guests on the soaring popularity of car leasing deals, online estate agents and the new pound coin.

Space - the final investment frontier?

Mar 16, 2017 00:24:47


FT Money Show presenter Hugo Greenhalgh and guests on how to invest in space, Scottish taxes and the benefits of children's bank accounts

What will the Budget mean for you? (corrected audio)

Mar 9, 2017 00:17:42


FT Money Show presenter Lucy Warwick-Ching and guests discuss the 'slow and steady' Budget announcements and what it means for your pocket.

Are you ready for the new Isa season?

Mar 2, 2017 00:31:12


FT Money Show presenter Claer and guests discuss the growing family of tax free Isas - and how your whole family can use them to invest.

Final Salary pensions - are they set to become rather less generous?

Feb 23, 2017 00:27:56


FT Money Show presenter James Pickford and guests discuss digital innovation, final salary pensions schemes and fund fees.

Passive Investing - is it causing distortion in the market?

Feb 16, 2017 00:25:19


Presenter Claer Barrett and guests discuss passive investing, National insurance and why new businesses are being started by older people.

Tax - how you can legally cut your bill

Feb 9, 2017 00:22:57


FT Wealth correspondent, Hugo Greenhalgh is joined by Lee Goggin of find a wealth manager to discuss how to leave your wealth manager without incurring punitive charges for doing so.

Can your family finances survive the cost of dementia?

Feb 2, 2017 00:24:44


Presenter Claer Barrett is joined by the FT's wealth correspondent to talk about the financial repercussions of a dementia diagnosis, plus columnist Jason Butler on how to get to grips with your finances, and how the rules around binary trading are tightening up.

Should you invest like Warren Buffett?

Jan 26, 2017 00:27:06


In this week's FT Money show, presenter Claer Barrett is joined by Money columnist Merryn Somerset Webb and guests to discuss why Warren Buffett is not really a value investor, whether employee share schemes are ever a good idea and the reasons behind one wealth manager's recent interest in female clients.

The cost of a good night's sleep - how can insomnia affect your health, and your earnings power?

Jan 19, 2017 00:23:47


Presenter Claer Barrett is joined by the writer Daniel Pembrey to discuss sleep clinics for the wealthy, plus Paul Lewis on the "tax trap" for those earning six-figure salaries, and could US small cap stocks be the way to play President Trump's inauguration?

What financial personality type are you?

Jan 12, 2017 00:26:39


Psychologists have identified six common traits that can lead to bad financial decisions - so are you a cash splasher, an ostrich or an anxious investor? Plus, the trading secrets of Car Boot sales, and the rising costs of social care.

Should you cash in your final salary pension?

Jan 5, 2017 00:25:56


FT pensions correspondent Josephine Cumbo joins presenter Claer Barrett to analyse record transfer valuations for final salary pensions. Isa millionaire Lord Lee discusses the state of his portfolio, while Wealth Man columnist Jason Butler asks if money can really buy happiness.

The investment outlook for 2017

Dec 15, 2016 00:21:11


Following a year of political shocks, JP Morgan's Stephanie Flanders and the FT's Jonathan Guthrie discuss what may come next. We also discuss the disappearing £50 note.

The backlash against Airbnb

Dec 8, 2016 00:24:01


Investors who have done well out of Airbnb are being targeted by councils who see the site as a force shrinking the supply of rental properties. Presenter James Pickford and guests Madhu Murgia, David Stevenson and Vanessa Houlder also discuss investment opportunities arising from the US election and the difficulties of using offshore tax structures.

The 12 Saves of Christmas

Dec 1, 2016 00:25:38


Lindsay Cook reveals how to save on champagne, perfume and other high-value items. FT journalists Hugo Greenhalgh and Thomas Hale discuss private jets, which can be surprisingly economical, and letting agents' fees, which have been astonishingly high.

What will the Autumn Statement mean for your money?

Nov 24, 2016 00:17:02


Presenter Claer Barrett is joined by tax and pensions experts Raj Mody of PwC, Christine Ross of Handelsbanken Wealth Management and Nimesh Shah of Blick Rothenberg to discuss the main points of Philip Hammond's first Budget statement

The best of alternative investments

Nov 17, 2016 00:23:43


In this week's FT Money show, presenter James Pickford and guests discuss how to invest in infrastructure as governments boost their spending, which fine wines you should be buying for your Christmas table, and how much you should pay for a Himalayan crocodile handbag.

Trump wins: what is a private investor to do?

Nov 10, 2016 00:27:40


Presenter Claer Barrett and guests discuss what fund managers are advising us to do with our money in light of potential changes in the US economy and foreign policy. Also on the show: the Tesco Bank hack, and former pensions minister Baroness Ros Altmann on the problems with the Lifetime Isa.

Biometrics, hacking and your money

Nov 3, 2016 00:28:54


In this week's edition of the Money Show, Claer Barrett and guests discuss biometrics, sustainable investing and how the dystopian future of hit Netflix show Black Mirror could soon be a reality of our personal finances (sort of).

Investment trusts come back into fashion

Oct 27, 2016 00:28:09


Presenter Claer Barrett and guests discuss the trend for investment trusts to venture into esoteric asset classes as they reinvent themselves, as well as the launch of a new, crowdfunded version of the traditional vehicle that promises accountability and transparent fees.

The return of inflation

Oct 20, 2016 00:30:02


Presenter Claer Barrett and guests discuss how to invest amid rising inflation in Britain, and the place of Asian stocks in a portfolio. We also hear from the Conservative MP who wants the new, Lifetime Isa to be put to rest.

Household bills - what do your elderly parents pay?

Oct 13, 2016 00:25:37


In this week's FT Money show, presenter Claer Barrett and guests discuss "the switcher's charter" as they look at how to get the best deals on your mortgage, bills or bank account, how the chancellor can help first time buyers, and why millennials keep losing their pensions.

The perils of owning a period property

Oct 6, 2016 00:29:08


In this week's FT Money show, presenter Claer Barrett and guests discuss the problems of buying listed buildings, the outlook for pensions from the Tory party conference, and how your budding new romance may soon be hit with a "love tax."

Desperately seeking income

Sep 29, 2016 00:23:42


Central bank monetary stimulus is propelling the prices of traditional income-producing investments ever higher, reducing their yields and sending income-hunters into riskier assets. How to assess whether what your money manager is selling you is safe. Plus: paying tax on our smartphones, and where our donations to medical research really go.

Dragging pensions out of the Stone Age

Sep 22, 2016 00:24:04


In this week's Money Show, presenter Josephine Cumbo discusses the need for digitisation of pensions, how to make your existing pension pot last, and why the retirement industry must become less boring for younger savers.

Middle classes buy in below stairs services

Sep 15, 2016 00:28:18


In this week's FT Money show, presenter Naomi Rovnick and guests discuss the rise of the 'do it for me' economy, absolute return funds, and how to make the most of your workplace cycle to work scheme.

Is London's property bubble about to burst?

Sep 8, 2016 00:23:41


In this week's Money Show, presenter Claer Barrett and guests discuss whether it is time to bail out of London real estate, as well as the future for investing in bond proxies, and why UK economic data has surprised on the upside.

The pensions tax squeeze

Sep 1, 2016 00:27:43


In this week's FT Money show, presenter Claer Barrett is joined by Jason Hollands, managing director of investment adviser Tilney Bestinvest, to discuss how wealthy investors are pushing up demand for tax-efficient Venture Capital Trusts (VCTs) as new rules restrict how much they can save into their pensions. Plus, reaction to Andy Haldane's comments on how he'd pick property over a pension, and the early impact of London's 24 hour tube.

Teaching your children about money and wealth

Aug 11, 2016 00:21:01


The "rich kids of Instagram" phenomenon has unsettled many parents, affluent or not. How can you ensure your children have enough to do what they want, but not so much that they do nothing? Also on the show: zero interest credit card transfers

Should you cash in your final salary pension?

Aug 4, 2016 00:23:47


In this week's FT Money show, presenter Jo Cumbo and guests discuss whether it's time to cash in that precious "gold-plated" company pension.

Should parents repay a child's student loans?

Jul 28, 2016 00:26:51


In this week's FT Money show, presenter Claer Barrett and guests discuss student loans, leasehold properties, and how to talk to your children about your wealth.

Your Brexit FAQs answered

Jul 21, 2016 00:23:31


In this week's Money Show, FT correspondents and outside guests tackle questions we have received from our community of readers and listeners on Brexit and the pound, property and interest rates.

Investing in fine wine

Jul 14, 2016 00:26:14


In this week's Money Show, presenter Claer Barrett and guests discuss fine wine, bond funds, savings accounts and the Bank of England's interest rate decision

Stuck in property funds

Jul 7, 2016 00:26:28


Commercial property funds are pulling up the drawbridge after Brexit. FT Money deputy editor James Pickford discusses your options, as well as looking at the commuter chaos on Southern Rail, and a new tax clampdown on contractors.

What does Brexit mean for my money?

Jun 30, 2016 00:25:54


Much of what will happen after Brexit remains obscure, but in this special post-referendum podcast, FT Money deputy editor James Pickford and guests discuss the ramifications for the future of British investments, property and pensions.

Flying in first class for a fraction of the cost

Jun 23, 2016 00:24:10


Some people are so good at collecting air miles and hotel points that they live a life of luxury for a fraction of the cost, but how easy is this for the average person? FT Money deputy editorJames Pickford and guests also discuss the latest woes in the beleaguered annuities market, and whether or not retail investors should bother with private equity funds.

Nudging millennials to save for the future

Jun 16, 2016 00:25:43


How new micro-investing apps could help young people to invest their spare change. Plus does cash beat shares? Presenter Claer Barrett probes Paul Lewis on his latest research, and we ask how sustainable oil dividends are for investors.

Where next for buy to let?

Jun 9, 2016 00:26:46


Higher costs and tighter mortgage lending mean the sums no longer add up for many landlords. Presenter Claer Barrett and guests discuss the growing attractiveness of property in the north of England, plus John Lee debates how to get your children interested in the stock market, and we ask what would you do with your money if you only had a year to live?

What women want from investments

Jun 2, 2016 00:25:21


Women display reckless caution through their love of cash savings and are missing out hugely on stock market returns. Claer Barrett and guests discuss why women avoid putting their money to work in financial markets, and what they and the (male dominated) asset management industry should do to solve this problem.

The hidden charges in your pension and investments

May 26, 2016 00:30:55


Presenter Claer Barrett and asset management experts discuss the multitude of charges taken out of our investment funds, workplace pensions and SIPPs. The FT's wealth correspondent Hugo Greenhalgh talks about the financial challenges facing Britain's "squeezed middle", who get less government assistance as their cost of living mounts. Columnist Lindsay Cook reveals the difficulties she encountered in helping a friend who has multiple pensions.

Please (equity) release me?

May 19, 2016 00:25:48


Are loans that can eat up the value of your home ever worth it? Claer Barrett and guests discuss the pros and cons.

How to protect your wealth as the Brexit vote nears

May 12, 2016 00:23:43


Should investors bet on Brexit? With a few weeks to go until the referendum, should private investors be prepared for mayhem in the markets – or a “snapback” in UK equities if Britain votes to stay within the EU? Presenter Claer Barrett and David Stevenson, the FT's Adventurous Investor, map out potential trading routes. Plus former UK pensions minister Steve Webb argues for the speedy introduction of a "pensions dashboard" to help savers see if their retirement funds are running on empty.

How to cut the cost of your wedding (without scrimping on romance)

May 5, 2016 00:27:02


Claer Barrett and guests discuss how to prevent a white wedding tipping your finances into the red. Plus the rise of online betting and the row over second homes in St Ives.

Drawing the state pension: does it pay to delay?

Apr 28, 2016 00:25:14


Claer Barrett and guests discuss how you may benefit from waiting to start dipping into the UK state pension, as well as the merits of fund managers and financial advisers spending so much time on the golf course.

Bidding for returns: is commercial property an alternative to buy-to-let?

Apr 21, 2016 00:25:08


Claer Barrett and guests discuss the attractions of investing in commercial property, whether now is the time to invest in oil stocks, and how auto-enrolment pensions don't add up

What Brexit could mean for your money

Apr 14, 2016 00:27:34


Naomi Rovnick and guests discuss the impact of EU membership on UK investors, as well as fund managers' short-termism and how useful the Panama Papers could prove to HMRC

Soaring classic car prices and the wealth management bandits who target expats

Apr 6, 2016 00:25:17


Why runaway classic car price rises could slow down The wealth management bandits who raid expats' savings Asian stocks as income investments

A year of pension freedoms and the buy-to-let meltdown

Mar 31, 2016 00:22:54


Are we investing our pension cash wisely or being scammed? Buy-to-let investors in panic rush to buy before a big tax rise

Millennials: moaners or martyrs? Janan Ganesh takes on Aime Williams

Mar 24, 2016 00:27:07


Claer Barrett and guests discuss whether young people are entitled to moan about money, whether loyalty pays with store cards, and how investors could quantify political risks

A Budget for the next generation?

Mar 17, 2016 00:18:02


George Osborne's Budget delivered a surprise boost for millennials in the form of the Lifetime ISA. But how will it hit other age groups in the wallet? FT Money editor Claer Barrett gets first reactions from Raj Mody, head of pensions at PwC; Christine Ross, head of advice at wealth management firm Heartwoods, and Nimesh Shah, partner and tax specialist at Blick Rothenberg.

The high price of romance

Mar 10, 2016 00:23:12


Claer Barrett and guests discuss the costs of matchmaking and changes to how pensions are taxed in the UK

How will Brexit affect your investments?

Mar 3, 2016 00:23:48


The likely cost to investors of a Brexit. How fund managers' fees can swipe 40% of a retirement pot. Income investing and your Isa.

Re-emerging markets?

Feb 25, 2016 00:28:34


Are emerging market stocks in the bargain bin for good reasons? Or is it time to buy back in? How should emerging markets fit into a balanced portfolio?

£100k salaries and the 60% tax curse

Feb 17, 2016 00:25:40


Why people earning £100k or more are paying a marginal tax rate of 60 per cent. The pitfalls of trying to pick stocks in China. How 'smart beta' is causing dumb investing decisions.

Young, gifted and broke

Feb 11, 2016 00:21:27


Millennial money: how 20-somethings think about finance. The ease of sinking into unmanageable credit card debt. Divorce for £59 online? This could be a costly DIY mistake.

Protect your pension from the taxman

Feb 4, 2016 00:24:51


The lowering of the lifetime pension savings allowance. Should people near retirement continue building pension pots? Investment fund managers buying 'valueless' research: how this hits your pension.

Dividends in danger

Jan 28, 2016 00:24:46


FTSE dividend yields are high, but is this a warning sign? The assault on the buy-to-let sector. Why digital tax returns really are exciting.

Is oil the contrarian buying opportunity of a generation?

Jan 21, 2016 00:26:17


How to pick stocks for an oil price recovery. Why "flatflation" (zero inflation) will hit our finances. Higher-rate pension tax relief - why it could be scrapped.

How to take a grown-up gap year

Jan 14, 2016 00:23:52


Plan and finance the sabbatical or extended beach holiday you've always dreamed of. Why wealth advisers are still really just chasing fees. HMRC cracks down even harder on undisclosed offshore funds.

How to get a pay rise

Jan 7, 2016 00:31:52


A former big company MD tells you how to argue for a raise, while we also advise how to detox your finances for 2016.

Rates have risen, so what next?

Dec 17, 2015 00:25:45


How to invest in an environment of rising US interest rates Why European stocks look attractive

Does your family have designs on your pension?

Dec 11, 2015 00:28:56


Pensions freedoms and the risks of adult children financially abusing their parents. Generation rent struggles to get on the housing ladder. Time to buy European stocks for their dividends.

Lord Lee, the retail investor who turned £150,000 into £4.5m

Dec 3, 2015 00:29:12


Baron Lee of Trafford shares his stock-picking strategies The best ways to save money on your Christmas shop Are Help-to-Buy ISAs worth it?

Buy to Let-down - how will new stamp duty rules hit landlords?

Nov 26, 2015 00:23:16


FT Money editor Claer Barrett debates the Autumn Statement's property shock with tax experts

High earners and divorce

Nov 19, 2015 00:34:38


Is divorce getting cheaper for high earners? Fund managers pressured to come clean on hidden costs. Fundsmith founder Terry Smith's top investment tips

Last of the tax loopholes

Nov 12, 2015 00:26:57


From stakes in crematoria to leasing dustbin vans...we profile the unusual tax-efficient investments that remain available in the UK, following the government's moves to close multiple loopholes. This episode also discusses how to not get caught by mortgage or insurance deals ending, and Brits' enduring love of buy-to-lets as pension proxies.

Do you know how much your personal data is worth?

Nov 5, 2015 00:27:35


Who is willing to pay for your data? Why MPs have rapped HMRC for its customer service. Which stocks will benefit from resurgent UK consumer spending?

The nightmare on pension street

Oct 29, 2015 00:26:33


As its Halloween, this Money Show discusses pension changes that promise more trick than treat, the "hammer horror" of auction house commissions, and why even companies with the growth profile of zombies can provide juicy dividends.

How to pay the nanny's pension

Oct 22, 2015 00:31:30


How the pension needs of nannies will raise the bills for middle class parents. Investment trusts come under scrutiny. How to invest in the growing spending power of the Chinese consumer.

Buy-to-let investors feel the heat

Oct 15, 2015 00:25:37


FT deputy personal finance editor James Pickford and guests discuss how the government is putting buy-to-let investors under stress, and how young people should plan their finances for a lifetime.

Student finances, Steve Webb on pensions and a digital dawn for HMRC

Sep 30, 2015 00:35:33


The FT's Money Mentor looks at student money worries. Plus Steve Webb, the former pensions minister, answers questions on the new State Pension. And we delve into HMRC's plans for digital filing.

Do sports stars have a winning financial strategy?

Sep 24, 2015 00:29:13


Celebrity sportspeople can earn hundreds of thousands of pounds a week - but how do they make the good times last? Plus veteran investor Terry Smith tells us why he doesn't hold pharma stocks, and FT Money's new columnist Paul Lewis, presenter of Moneybox, tells us why he thinks Premium Bonds are a good bet.

Charity donations, the hunt for income and Santander hikes fees

Sep 15, 2015 00:28:53


Why you shouldn't place blind faith and hope in charity - we hear what donors can do to ensure their money goes to good causes. Plus unexpected places to find income investments and we assess whether the Santander 123 account still adds up.

Is there any such thing as a defensive share?

Sep 10, 2015 00:33:01


A trip to the hairdressers inspires FT Money editor Claer Barrett to delve into defensive shares. Plus we analyse the growing pensions drawdown market and take a look at the mini bonds market.

Other People's Money: John Kay talks exclusively to the FT about his new book

Sep 2, 2015 00:26:46


Leading economist and finance industry insider John Kay talks exclusively to the FT's Claer Barrett about what has gone wrong in the dark heart of the finance sector.

Global stock market volatility and private banks' digital push

Aug 26, 2015 00:22:44


Claer Barrett and guests discuss the aftermath of 'Black Monday' in Chinese markets for private investors, and how the digital revolution is finally reaching the world of private banking

Future of retirement: How much do you need to save?

Aug 19, 2015 00:24:16


With a pension savings crisis looming and sweeping changes affecting the rules on how we spend and deploy our retirement savings, it's becoming ever harder to avoid the issue.Judith Evans talks to savers and pensions experts about how best to plan for retirement.

Rising interest rates, gold bugs and Chinese funds

Aug 12, 2015 00:25:42


This week we look at how to prepare for an interest rate rise plus how to make money from gold. And for the more adventurous investor, we examine the prospects for Chinese funds

Becoming a landlord, liquidity risks of investing and social investments

Aug 5, 2015 00:27:36


This week's podcast examines the dilemma of whether you should sell or rent out your home if you're offered a job abroad. Plus, we examine liquidity risks of income drawdown and the tax breaks on social investments.

Will disputes, alternative assets and holiday swindles

Jul 29, 2015 00:28:16


Claer Barrett and guests discuss some unusual investments that warrant investor caution, and the implications of a landmark ruling for those leaving a financial legacy to their families

Rich rewards from farmland? Plus angel investing and dividends

Jul 23, 2015 00:32:13


Investors in farmland reap a rich harvest. Plus we look at the attractions and risks of angel investing and how the dividend tax could deliver a bumper year.

Female breadwinners, China's meltdown and HMRC's latest crackdown

Jul 15, 2015 00:29:12


FT Money looks at the ups and downs of being a female breadwinner. We also discuss what China's market meltdown means for your investments and HMRC's latest crackdown on those it thinks have broken the rules.

Budget special: Buy-to-let, tax on dividends and inheritance tax

Jul 9, 2015 00:25:17


How will the measures in the first Conservative Budget since 1997 affect your finances? Jonathan Eley unpacks the policy details with the help of Nimesh Shah, partner at Blick Rothenberg; Jason Butler, founder of Bloomsbury Wealth, and Claire Evans, partner at Deloitte.

Self-building, Greek travel and community shares

Jul 1, 2015 00:25:40


James Pickford and guests discuss the costs and challenges of building your own home, what those travelling to Greece should carry in their wallets, and the rise of community share offers to fund local projects

Greek crisis, the sharing economy and pensions advice

Jun 24, 2015 00:31:40


Claer Barrett and guests discuss what Greek debt negotiations mean for European investors, making money from spare bedrooms and parking spaces, and what distinguishes guidance from advice for pension savers

20 years of Aim - we expose the risks - and delve into the £1bn pensions spending spree

Jun 17, 2015 00:29:24


As Aim celebrates 20 years on the LSE, Claer Barrett and Professor Paul Marsh assess the risks. And Josephine Cumbo asks what more could be done to help UK pensioners access their pension cash.

Pre-nups, German rent controls and pension freedoms

Jun 11, 2015 00:25:57


As the summer wedding season approaches more of us are insisting on a pre-nup before we walk down the aisle. Are these legally binding? Plus we ask whether London can learn from Berlin in terms of rent controls and discuss pension freedoms

Merryn Somerset Webb, Lloyds bank shares and anomalies in the tax system

Jun 3, 2015 00:33:03


This week Merryn Somerset Webb makes a guest appearance on the show to talk about her column on the path to financial happiness. We also debate what the sell off of Lloyds shares means for investors and delve into anomalies in the tax system

Right to Buy, future of banks and safety deposit boxes

May 27, 2015 00:29:32


This week we delve into the Queens Speech and how it could transform the UK's housing market. Plus what is the future for banks, and should you use a saftey deposit box in light of the Hatton Garden heist

30th anniversary of FT Money, nanny pensions and investing in wine

May 20, 2015 00:28:46


It's the 30th anniversary of FT Money - we look back at three decades of investing. This week, new FT Money editor Claer Barrett also delves into the world of nanny tax and investing in wine

Post-election housing policies, Brewdog crowdfunding and the new pensions minister

May 13, 2015 00:29:54


The FT's James Pickford talks to Knight Frank's Liam Bailey about the housing market post election. This week's show also examines Brewdog's bid to raise £25m from crowdfunding and what the new pensions minister means for your retirement savings

The election, alternative property and the bond market

May 7, 2015 00:31:36


This week we look at the effect of the Election on your finances, alternative ways of getting onto the property ladder and the bond market warnings.

Alliance Trust, final salary pension schemes and investment themes

Apr 29, 2015 00:30:12


This week's show looks at the latest events at Alliance Trust and the threats facing final salary pension schemes. Jonathan Eley also interviews the FT's James Mackintosh about the investment trend to 'Sell in May'.

Payday lenders, mortgage limits & Woodfood's investment trust

Apr 22, 2015 00:29:19


Jonathan Eley and guests discuss the plight of payday lenders subject to tighter regulation, lending in the first year after the mortgage market review, and whether enthusiasm for Neil Woodford's small cap investment trust is justified

Zero inflation, pension tax relief and the electoral roll

Apr 15, 2015 00:27:34


Jonathan Eley and guests discuss what the period of zero inflation means for mortgage borrowers, how political parties are planning to raid pension tax relief, and what the electoral roll is used for beyond voting

Jisas, buy-to-let and new tax reliefs

Apr 8, 2015 00:30:04


This week's show looks at how easy it is to transfer a child trust fund into a Junior Isa. Jonathan Eley also questions whether the 'wall' of pension money set to hit the buy-to-let market could actually be just a trickle. And the team examines what new tax reliefs are available to taxpayers and savers.

Pension cash, fund stewardship and overseas property

Apr 1, 2015 00:30:28


This week's show looks at taking cash out of your pension fund and whether fund managers are looking after your money. Jonathan Eley also talks to James Pickford about the outlook for holiday property.

Pensions guidance, house prices and Alliance Trust

Mar 25, 2015 00:28:28


Jonathan Eley and guests discuss what to expect from free guidance on pension options, whether house prices are finally coming off the boil, and the future of the UK's largest investment trusts

Budget 2015: How your personal finances could be affected

Mar 19, 2015 00:25:18


George Osborne's no-giveaway budget has given away a higher personal tax allowance, access to retirement annuities (but a cut to the lifetime pension allowance), and a new Help to Buy ISA for first-time home-buyers. Matthew Vincent discusses how these measures will affect your finances with the help of Nicola Roberts, partner at Deloitte; Nimesh Shah, partner at Blick Rothenberg; and Jason Butler, founder of Bloomsbury Wealth.

Digital passports, Isa deadline and tax avoidance

Mar 11, 2015 00:29:44


This week's show delves into the new digital passport and offers advice on where to put this year's Isa allowance. We also ask who is really to blame for the tax avoidance scandals that have been hitting headlines?

A stronger pound, crowdfunding and farmland

Mar 4, 2015 00:29:48


Jonathan Eley and guests discuss the effect of a stronger pound on holidaymakers, why money is pouring into risky crowdfunding and ways to invest in farmland

Election implications, renewables and car financing

Feb 26, 2015 00:30:25


This week's show looks at how investors are reacting to the uncertainty surrounding the general election. James Pickford also delves into green energy and the mysterious world of car financing

Pension drawdown, investment behaviour and enterprise investment schemes

Feb 19, 2015 00:24:43


Lucy Warwick-Ching and guests discuss Hargreaves Lansdown's cut to drawdown costs, why people are prone to making irrational investment decisions, and the merits of investing in enterprise investment schemes

Conveyancing, pension scheme deficits and fund fees

Feb 11, 2015 00:28:36


Jonathan Eley and guests discuss a new service that promises to speed up home purchases, record private sector pension scheme deficits, and the latest in the debate on fund management fees

Card compensation, protecting pension savers and property websites

Jan 28, 2015 00:28:21


Jonathan Eley and guests discuss compensation for those mis-sold credit card insurance, measures to help pension savers make the right financial decisions, and the new property portal

Savings rates, equity release and cybersecurity

Jan 21, 2015 00:28:21


Jonathan Eley and guests discuss the FCA's criticism of the savings market this week, why equity release is on the rise, and the vulnerability of investments and savings to cyber criminals

Corporate leadership, tax returns and annuity reforms

Jan 14, 2015 00:29:53


James Pickford and guests discuss the importance of company management for investors, tips for taxpayers ahead of the self-assessment deadline, and proposals that would allow annuity holders to sell their products

Pension reforms, mortgage slowdown and student housing

Jan 8, 2015 00:28:15


Jonathan Eley and guests discuss the major pension reforms effective in April, how the mortgage market slowdown is affecting high-value borrowers, and the troubles afflicting student accommodation funds

Basic bank accounts, investing in Russia and financial advice

Dec 17, 2014 00:29:43


Jonathan Eley and guests discuss whether free current accounts are under threat, the investment climates in Japan and Russia, and whether people are receiving better financial advice two years after major reforms

Investing in Tesco, state pensions and payday lenders

Dec 11, 2014 00:27:37


James Pickford and guests discuss how Tesco's woes are affecting investors, why the new single tier state pension does not benefit everyone, and how new regulations will affect the payday lending industry

Autumn Statement: what it means for your money

Dec 4, 2014 00:26:05


Jonathan Eley and guests discuss changes to stamp duty rates for house buyers, inheritance rules for individual savings accounts, and changes for peer-to-peer lending

Credit cards, buy-to-let investments and pet projects

Nov 26, 2014 00:30:43


Jonathan Eley and guests discuss whether an FCA investigation will make it harder to get a credit card, if booming returns for buy-to-let landlords can be sustained, and how investors can profit from pet animals

State pensions, multi-asset funds and Swiss gold

Nov 19, 2014 00:28:28


This week's show discusses forthcoming changes to state pension rules, whether multi-asset funds present solutions for ordinary investors, and how a vote in Switzerland could affect the gold price

Payday lending, mortgage brokers and Chinese shares

Nov 12, 2014 00:28:17


Jonathan Eley and FT colleagues discuss the expected demise of so-called payday lenders, the rise of mortgage brokers and other intermediaries, and the opening up of the Shanghai stock exchange to foreign investors

Holiday pay ruling, bequeathing money and salary sacrifice

Nov 5, 2014 00:29:20


This week's show looks at the impact of this week's court ruling on holiday pay entitlements, why people choose to leave their natural heirs out of their will, and how salary sacrifice can be used to save tax

Bank closures, junior Isas and European equities

Oct 29, 2014 00:29:42


Jonathan Eley and guests discuss whether Lloyds' branch closures spell the end of high street banking, the third birthday of junior individual savings accounts, and where value may lie in European shares

Low interest mortgages, ethical investing and Equitable Life

Oct 23, 2014 00:27:53


This week's show looks at new mortgage deals offering very low interest rates, the performance of ethical investment funds, and Jonathan Eley talks to Equitable Life pension holders who were protesting this week

UK inflation, HMRC powers and pension freedoms

Oct 15, 2014 00:30:48


FT economics editor Chris Giles joins Jonathan Eley to discuss the impact of the latest inflation figures. Also in the show, is the arm of the taxman reaching too far? And why the latest pension freedoms may not prove revolutionary

Working longer, the Brazilian economy and investing in books

Oct 9, 2014 00:29:10


Jonathan Eley and guests discuss the government's wish for us to stay in work longer, whether Brazil's elections may boost emerging markets, and whether money can be made from collecting antique books

Pension "death tax", mortgage prisoners and asset portfolios

Oct 2, 2014 00:30:30


Jonathan Eley and guests discuss who will really benefit from pension funds passing tax free to heirs, how some people are trapped on their current mortgage rate, and whether ready-made asset portfolios are any good

Mansion taxes, investment psychology and intestacy rules

Sep 25, 2014 00:28:35


This week's show looks at how a proposed mansion tax may work and who would be affected, plus how behavioural psychology can aid investors, and how inheritance laws are changing where there is no will

Pension cash, property p2p and Alibaba

Sep 19, 2014 00:28:02


Should you use your pension pot to repay your mortgage? Also in this week's show, is property investment through peer-to-peer lending worth it? And why should investors be cautious about Alibaba's IPO?

Scottish referendum: what it means for investors and homeowners

Sep 11, 2014 00:24:35


Jonathan Eley and guests, Jane Sydenham of wealth manager Rathbones and David Hollingworth of London and Country Mortgages, discuss the potential impact of a "Yes" vote next week for private investors and for the property market.

Pension exit fees, offline finances and PPI

Sep 4, 2014 00:26:50


Jonathan Eley and guests discuss expensive legacy pension schemes, the challenges faced by those who do not manage their finances online, and why PPI compensation isn't yet finished

Annuities, the bond bull market and football funds

Aug 22, 2014 00:31:21


Jonathan Eley and guests discuss why you need to be more careful than ever when choosing an annuity, how long the bond bull market can last and the football fund run by former England boss Terry Venables

Monetary policy, challenger banks and active funds

Aug 13, 2014 00:28:07


Jonathan Eley and guests discuss the Bank of England's latest comments on house prices and wages, challengers to incumbents in retail banking, and whether now is the time to return to actively managed funds

Mortgage lending, ETFs and poor pension products

Aug 7, 2014 00:32:00


In this week's show, James Pickford and guests discuss strange deals in the mortgage market, why exchange-traded funds are in vogue, and how many pensioners are stuck in poor value pension products

Asset management, corporate bonds and annuities

Jul 31, 2014 00:31:01


James Pickford and guests discuss how changes in the asset management industry could benefit investors, the potential risks for corporate bond funds, and the sale of inappropriate annuity products

Pension reforms, holiday homes and investing in university research

Jul 23, 2014 00:29:15


Jonathan Eley and guests discuss new pension rules that will apply from next April, what to bear in mind when buying property overseas, and how investors can access ideas emerging from universities

Tax avoidance clampdown, employer pensions, and family finances

Jul 17, 2014 00:30:31


What's your employer doing with your pension? Jonathan Eley and guests also discuss HMRC's crackdown on tax avoidance scheme investors, and the latest venture aimed at spreading financial risk across generations

Savings rates, China vs India, and buy-to-let

Jul 10, 2014 00:29:42


Jonathan Eley and guests discuss the state of the UK savings market, whether retail investors should look again at China and India, and if buy-to-let landlords will ever have it so good again

Property funds, investment strategy and Islamic pensions

Jul 3, 2014 00:28:35


James Pickford hosts a discussion of the appeal and risks of popular property funds as well as a new sharia-compliant pension product, plus the insights of FT investment editor James Mackintosh on where value lies for investors

Controlling house prices, minimising tax and star fund managers

Jun 26, 2014 00:29:36


In this week's show, Jonathan Eley and guests discuss the Bank of England's measures to cool the UK's housing boom, a range of tax-efficient investments and the risks attached, and the latest fund news from Neil Woodfood and Terry Smith

New ISAs, pensions advice and IFA liability

Jun 19, 2014 00:27:29


James Pickford and guests discuss what forthcoming reforms to ISAs mean for investors, how the pensions industry may provide guidance promised to retirees, and the liability of independent financial advisers for bad investment advice

Energy prices, expensive divorces and Tesco Bank

Jun 12, 2014 00:27:33


In this week’s show, Jonathan Eley and guests discuss why the Big Six energy companies aren’t cutting prices, why divorce is becoming more common - and expensive - and how Tesco’s new current account measures up.

Dutch-style pensions, P2P lending and Green Deal

Jun 5, 2014 00:29:19


Could proposed collective pension plans deliver more income? Jonathan Eley and guests also discuss how peer-to-peer lending may be incorporated in ISAs, and how to claim government money for improving your home's energy efficiency

TSB flotation, Scottish independence and fracking

May 29, 2014 00:29:21


In this week's show, Jonathan Eley and guests discuss the prospects of TSB, the impact of a Scottish independence vote for investors and business, and whether there is money to be made from fracking

Mortgage market, pension products and small caps

May 22, 2014 00:29:49


Are new lending rules slowing mortgage lending? Jonathan Eley and guests also discuss emerging alternatives to annuities, and whether the rally in small company shares is coming to an end.

Stop-gap annuities, private equity and investor charges

May 15, 2014 00:29:05


In this week's show, Jonathan Eley and guests discuss whether new flexible annuity products offer savers value, if investing in private equity is worth it, and the confusing array of charges that investors face

British banking, building to rent and investing in commodities

May 8, 2014 00:28:59


What will a reformed Barclays mean for shareholders and customers? Jonathan Eley and colleagues also discuss whether "build to rent" is taking hold in the UK property market, and the different ways of investing in commodities

Pensions guidance, Woodford's new venture and frontier markets

May 1, 2014 00:28:39


Jo Cumbo explains why the government's pensions guidance guarantee is not quite what it seems. Also in the show, David Oakley talks about the prospects of Neil Woodford's new fund, and Jason Hollands of Bestinvest explains the performance of frontier markets

Mobile payment, the mortgage market and structured products

Apr 24, 2014 00:30:12


Jonathan Eley and guests discuss next week's launch of mobile payment service Paym, why getting a mortgage may become more expensive and time-consuming, and the attractions and risks of structured products

Protection for tenants, investing in UK technology, and index-hugging fund managers

Apr 16, 2014 00:43:53


What will redress, if not quite regulation, mean for tenants of rental properties? How can you invest in the UK's best technology companies? And is your fund manager a closet index-hugger?

Protection for tenants, investing in UK technology, and index-hugging fund managers

Apr 16, 2014 00:27:29


What will redress, if not quite regulation, mean for tenants of rental properties? How can you invest in the UK's best technology companies? And is your fund manager a closet index-hugger?

UK property market, investment charges and international equities

Apr 10, 2014 00:28:38


James Pickford and guests discuss the transparency of fees and charges for investment advice, whether a property bubble is emerging, and how to invest in overseas stock markets cost-effectively

FCA credit card probe, star fund managers and regulated crowdfunding

Apr 3, 2014 00:28:44


Why has the regulator ordered a probe into the UK's £150bn credit card? Jonathan Eley and guests also discuss the performance of fund management's galacticos and the new rules governing peer-to-peer lenders and crowdfunding websites

Pensions reforms: an overdue liberalisation or a dangerous gamble?

Mar 27, 2014 00:26:22


Jonathan Eley discusses the changes to pensions announced in the Budget with Tom McPhail, head of pensions research at Hargreaves Lansdown, and James Lloyd, a director at the Strategic Society Centre

Budget special: major pension reforms, ISAs and tax avoidance

Mar 20, 2014 00:26:08


This week's Budget was nothing short of revolutionary. Jonathan Eley and guests discuss the implications of the Chancellor's reforms for ISA savers, pension holders, and investors in tax avoidance schemes

Reduced mortgage offers, Invesco leadership and Lloyds capital restructuring

Mar 13, 2014 00:27:33


How can pension contributions and student debt affect your mortgage offer? Also in this week's show, FT investment correspondent David Oakley talks about the man taking over at Invesco, and Elaine Moore discusses the impact of Lloyds' restructuring on retail investors

Isa special - Cash Isas, junior Isas, and where to invest

Mar 6, 2014 00:26:49


Why are cash Isa rates so low and yet so popular? This week's Isa special also takes a look at junior Isas, and Tom Stevenson of Fidelity talks about where to invest your allowance

Mortgage rates, investing in biotech, and with-profits

Feb 27, 2014 00:27:20


When mortgage rates rise, how bad will it be? Jonathan Eley and guests also discuss whether the UK biotech sector is set for a boom, and whether with-profits policies are worth retaining

Bitcoins, falling inflation and male life expectancy

Feb 20, 2014 00:27:11


Is it really time to swap your pounds for bitcoins? Also in the show, what falling inflation means for investors and some good news for men who have recently retired.

Flood insurance, annuity problems and passive investment funds

Feb 14, 2014 00:30:40


How are the recent floods going to affect house insurance premiums? Jonathan Eley and guests also discuss problems with the annuity business, as well as the falling cost of investing in passive funds

PPI and CPP compensation, investing in China, and solar panels for retirement

Feb 7, 2014 00:29:51


As banks' total PPI bill nears £20bn, is there anyone else entitled to compensation? Chinese equities have rarely been cheaper but which obstacles remain to investors? And are solar panels really a viable investment for your retirement?

Emerging market turmoil, investment platforms and renting luxury assets

Jan 30, 2014 00:31:05


Are we seeing a re-run of the 1990s? Jonathan Eley discusses EM volatility with the FT's Jonathan Wheatley. Plus, how to choose the right investment platform and whether luxury goods can pay their way

Workplace pension schemes, real estate investment trusts and equity release

Jan 24, 2014 00:27:31


Will the government limit the charges applied to workplace pension schemes – and if so, when? Real estate investment trusts should do what it says on the tin, and the pros and cons of equity release

Changes to platform pricing, pension system failures and bankruptcy

Jan 16, 2014 00:29:17


Jonathan Eley talks to Andy Creak of rPlan about what the latest changes to platform pricing mean for investors, Jo Cumbo discusses why the pension system fails those with modest savings, and Elaine Moore asks if going bankrupt should be easier than it is now, or harder

Problems with Help to Buy, alternative assets and investment predictions

Jan 9, 2014 00:28:13


What can investors expect from 2014? Why isn't the government's Help to Buy scheme available for all properties? And are expensive cars, watches and Chinese art a better bet than stock markets?

What's the outlook for savers, borrowers and investors in 2014?

Dec 19, 2013 00:29:46


FT Money looks back at 2013 and ahead to 2014 with Paul Kavanagh from Killik & Co.

Bank bonuses, investing in Asia, and foreign property buyers

Dec 12, 2013 00:28:14


More scandalous behaviour at Britain's leading banks. Why southeast Asia could be worth looking at for adventurous investors. And why wealthy foreigners are still buying UK property to rent out.

FT Money Autumn Statement special podcast

Dec 5, 2013 00:23:17


Jonathan Eley talks to three experts about what the autumn statement means for you. Christine Ross of SG PB, Claire Evans of Deloitte and Paul Emery of PwC go through the measures

Price comparison sites, the big debate and Royal Mail

Nov 28, 2013 00:29:53


Price comparison websites are to be investigated by the City regulator. Four big investment ideas from some of the country's most eminent economists. And as Royal Mail issues its first results after flotation, we get the latest views on the shares.

95% mortgages, shareholder perks and boiler room scams

Nov 21, 2013 00:28:38


95 per cent mortgages return, with or without a government guarantee. Shareholder perks - nice to have, but how valuable are they? And how to avoid so-called "boiler room" scams.

Pension charges, IPO investments and stamp duty

Nov 14, 2013 00:30:10


Pensioners are being pushed into the wrong annuities. New companies are flooding onto the stock market but should ordinary investors buy their shares? And calls grow for reform of stamp duty on property.

Co-op restructuring, India's stock market and buy-to-let landlords

Nov 7, 2013 00:28:24


What went wrong at the Co-operative Bank, and is the restructuring announced this week a fair deal? India's stock market hits a new high - but are the underlying problems really fixed? And why it's becoming easier to become a buy-to-let landlord.

Islamic finance, retirement planning and why self-build has failed to gain traction

Oct 31, 2013 00:26:35


As London bids to become a centre for Islamic finance, are sharia financial products useful for ordinary savers and investors? The real mid-life crisis: why Britain’s middle-aged are the worst prepared for retirement. And why self-build has struggled to gain traction despite government encouragement

Property downvaluations, energy prices and the fate of the Co-op

Oct 24, 2013 00:31:08


What to do if your lender says the house you want to buy is worth less than the offer you've put in. The furore over energy prices: are we being ripped off, or are politicians to blame for rising prices? And the inglorious fate of the Co-op - an ethical bank taken over by a couple of hedge funds

The FT talks to Invesco Perpetual's Mark Barnett

Oct 18, 2013 00:20:30


Earlier this week the fund industry was stunned to hear that Invesco Perpetual's Neil Woodford is to leave after a 25 year glittering career. Jonathan Eley talks to Mark Barnett, who is taking over Mr Woodford's high income funds.

Neil Woodfood's departure, social care funding and legacy disputes

Oct 17, 2013 00:31:16


If you're one of the tens of thousands of investors who hold funds managed by Neil Woodford, what should you do as he announces his departure? Ministers say no-one should have to sell their house to fund social care. But can we believe them? And the lessons to be learned from the Earl of Cardigan's unsavoury spat with his trustees

Royal Mail shares, DIY investors and ethical investing

Oct 10, 2013 00:30:31


Royal Mail shares start trading this week after unprecedented public interest. Have the changes to the way financial products are sold made any difference to the customer experience? And why many ethical funds are not quite what they seem.

Workplace pensions, fund charges and Help to Buy

Oct 4, 2013 00:28:30


Saving schemes for employees - will the next phase be a success? Passive investment funds - are they still the cheapest option? And why aren't banks signing up to the government's Help to Buy plan?

Student housing, small caps and changing your bank

Sep 26, 2013 00:27:06


Student housing - are traditional terraced properties still a good buy? Small caps - why are they outperforming larger companies. And changing your bank, have you been convinced yet?

Lloyds sell-off, university costs and manorial rights

Sep 19, 2013 00:28:51


The government starts to sell its stake in Lloyds - but will the public get a look in? As higher education costs rise we look at what the future might hold. And why manorial rights could be more than mere bragging rights.

Royal Mail privatisation, interest rate rises and concerns over annuities

Sep 12, 2013 00:30:04


Royal Mail privatisation - could the flotation mean good news for investors? The Bank of England and the markets have radically different views about when interest rates will rise. Who has got it right? And the financial regulator faces fresh calls to intervene in the £15bn-a-year annuity market.

Vodafone, self-invested pensions and unusual investments

Sep 5, 2013 00:28:45


Vodafone's blockbuster deal - what it means for individual shareholders. Why there is less choice these days in self-invested pensions. And the unusual asset classes that have trounced shares, bonds and property

First time buyers, financial technology and property syndicates

Aug 29, 2013 00:25:51


First-time buyers are back - but is it good news or not. How advisers are using computer games to get you to engage with your investments. And property syndicates - should we be clubbing together?

Gold, gilts and cash versus card payments

Aug 22, 2013 00:26:56


Gold is in the headlines again - but is it an insurance against disaster or a volatile fringe asset? Gilts are up - does this mean recovery is on the way? And if banks are right that cash is on its way out - what is going to take its place?

Self-certification loans, pensions and current account rules

Aug 15, 2013 00:30:32


Easier access to mortgages for the self-employed - but should we worry about reckless lending? How we can fix the looming pensions crisis? And the competition hots up in current accounts.

Interest rates, investing in commercial property and childcare expenses

Aug 8, 2013 00:29:52


What the Bank of England’s forward guidance means for you, the options for investing in commercial property and the government’s consultation on reforms to childcare.

Crowdfunding, tax avoidance and financial advice rules

Aug 1, 2013 00:28:46


Celebrities are after your money to back their pet projects - should you trust them? Why the wealthy are growing less interested in avoiding tax. And how the new rules on paying for financial advice aren't quite working out as planned.

Funding for Lending, peer-to-peer loans and premium bond odds

Jul 25, 2013 00:29:20


Funding for Lending one year on - what has the impact been for savers and borrowers? Peer-to-peer lending - higher risks, but also higher rewards. And how the odds of winning the premium bonds just got lighter.

Annuities, emerging markets and minimising IHT

Jul 18, 2013 00:27:51


Relief at last for annuity buyers as gilt yields inch higher. Are emerging markets worth the extra risk? And how to minimise the impact of inheritance tax?

First-time buyer mortgage, the hidden costs of investing and workplace pension schemes

Jul 11, 2013 00:30:14


The 0 per cent mortgage - what's the catch? The hidden costs of investing - how much is your portfolio costing you each year? And what to do if your workplace pension scheme is transferred to an insurance company?

Aim shares, investing for the long term and gold prices

Jul 4, 2013 00:29:21


Coming soon to your Isa - shares from Aim. Investing for the very long term - what will the world look like in 2050? And the debate about gold - should private investors own it at all?

Buy-to-let lending, confusion over care cap and what makes up the FTSE 100?

Jun 27, 2013 00:30:09


We look at the changing face of buy-to-let lending. We also expose widespread confusion over the care fees cap - we look at what is and what is not included. And we look at the overseas companies on Britain's stock market in the week that two Russian-backed mining firms are removed form the FTSE 100 index

Banking report, China funds and NS&I

Jun 20, 2013 00:30:23


A tumultuous week for banks and bankers - but what does it mean for savers and borrowers? One of Britain's best-known fund managers admits defeat in China. And in an era of low rates and austerity, what exactly is the point of National Savings & Investments

Pension contributions, house price indices, and long term care

Jun 13, 2013 00:28:33


More on how much and when you can contribute to your pension. House prices hit new highes - but how reliable are the indices that measure them? Plus a possible new way to finance long term care.

New rules on alternatives, FT Money roundtable and how to invest in wine

Jun 6, 2013 00:26:40


The FCA rules on promotion of alternative investments - what's in, and what's out. Jim O'Neill on the outlook for emerging markets and China. And how to invest in fine wine

Tax-free pension cash, behavioural finance and will writing

May 30, 2013 00:27:34


Is your company short-changing you out of your pension? How our inbuilt biases get in the way of rational investment decisions. And how to write a proper will

Bank of Ireland, European companies and investing in classic cars

May 23, 2013 00:30:05


Bank of Ireland backs down - but should you be fearful of tracker mortgages? European companies that are defying the continental recession. And calling all petrolheads: how you can make money from classic cars

New retail bond launches, self-build property and Co-op customers

May 16, 2013 00:32:09


Another mini-bond launches, but should you put your money in them? How to build your own house? And what's to become of the co-operative bank?

Bonds, green investing and the Queen's Speech

May 9, 2013 00:29:36


Bonds are awful, says Warren Buffett, but what is the alternative? How green investing has gone mainstream. And all the personal finance news from this week's Queen's Speech.

Interest only mortgages, structured products and foreign property dreams gone sour

May 2, 2013 00:29:14


Why almost half the UK’s 2.6m interest-only borrowers risk being unable to repay mortgages, are structured products a sensible way to manage risk – or simply a distraction? And a cautionary tale of investing in foreign property via self invested personal pension funds.

Supermarket annuities, charitable donations and funding for lending

Apr 25, 2013 00:29:55


Would you buy a pension through a supermarket? How to make your charitable donations work harder for. And how more government support for banks will affect the savings and mortgage markets.

Letting agents, gold prices and annuities

Apr 18, 2013 00:28:33


Proper regulation at last for letting agents. The drastic sell-off in the gold price, and how to navigate the annuity conundrum.

Becoming a buy-to-let landlord, identity fraud and Post Office bank accounts

Apr 11, 2013 00:23:08


Yields of 6 per cent on rental properties are tempting investors into the buy-to-let market. But is this the right time to invest? Chris Norris from the National Landlords Association joins FT Money to discuss this, banks stealing customer data and whether the Post Office can become a challenger to the big banks as it prepares to offer current accounts.

Savers in Cyprus, UK banks and bond funds

Apr 4, 2013 00:30:22


The latest from Cyprus and how it affects UK savers. What is to become of the UK's state-run banks. And the mounting warnings about bonds and bond funds.

Winners and losers in this year's Budget

Mar 21, 2013 00:26:39


John Whiting of the CIOT joins us for our FT Money special podcast on this year's Budget. We look at government help for homeowners, the new £10,000 personal allowance and how investing just got a bit cheaper and a bit easier.

State pensions, predictions for the Budget and high frequency trading

Mar 14, 2013 00:29:35


We cover the debate over women and the state pension and we look at what is expected to be in the Budget. Finally, is computer-driven trading harming your investments?

Bank shares, payday lenders and women and finance

Mar 7, 2013 00:27:44


Is it time to look afresh at bank shares? Day of reckoning for payday lenders, and do women make better investors than men?

FT Money Special: Individual Savings Accounts

Feb 28, 2013 00:29:12


This week FT Money looks at Individual Savings Accounts indepth - from cash Isas to stocks and shares Isas. We look at where you should put your money, and the more unusual products that are eligible for Isas

New highs for the stock market, stamp duty avoidance schemes and HMRC targets second homeowners

Feb 21, 2013 00:29:01


The stock market hits new highs - but can it last much longer? Stamp duty - it's one of the most unpopular taxes in Britain, but it's unwise to try to avoid it. And the taxman wages a new war on second home owners

Long term care, investing in Africa and bank advice

Feb 14, 2013 00:28:37


The future of long-term care - and how to pay for it. How to invest in Africa. And the results of an FSA mystery shopping exercise into bank advice

Cash Isas, tax efficient investing and pensions

Feb 7, 2013 00:29:50


Isas - why you'll have to search high and low for a decent rate on your savings. How you can back growing British businesses, and get great tax breaks too. And some good news and not so good news in pensions

Bond yields, tax planning and investing in art

Jan 31, 2013 00:29:30


Bond yields - what it means for investors. Simple tax planning - why everyone is going back to basics. And how you can invest in one of the best-performing asset classes of the past decade: art.

Income drawdown, financial education and how divorce can affect your mortgage

Jan 24, 2013 00:26:44


New rules for income drawdown, why we need to improve financial education, and how divorce can affect your mortgage.

Changes to state pension, equity income funds the future of banks

Jan 17, 2013 00:30:23


What the changes to the state pension mean for you. Why not all equity income funds are created equal, and what will a visit to your bank branch entail in years to come?

Retail Price Index news, PPI mis-selling compensation and RDR orphans

Jan 10, 2013 00:27:45


We explain what the retail prices index is and why it's important. Then we discuss whether websites can replace financial advice. And end with whether banks are stalling on PPI mis-selling compensation.

IFA sales tactics, charitable donations and overseas pensions traps

Dec 13, 2012 00:27:42


How risky are the funds your IFA has sold you? We also look at ways to give to charity and save tax at the same time. And the overseas pensions traps you should avoid at all costs

FT Money Autumn Statement special podcast

Dec 6, 2012 00:30:32


FT Money talks to John Whiting, tax policy director at the Chartered Institute of Taxation about how the chancellor's Autumn statement will affect you.

Employee pensions, RDR and investing in racehorses

Nov 29, 2012 00:24:16


Should charges be clearer for workplace pensions? RDR is coming - we ask the FSA what it will mean for financial advice. And horse racing - is there a way to profit that doesn't involve a better slip?

Pension tax relief, demographics and silver

Nov 22, 2012 00:29:35


Pensions tax relief under threat, why the stock market can't fix our retirement problems. And how to get exposure to an asset that some think could rise fivefold.

Credit unions, gender pricing and HMRC investigations

Nov 15, 2012 00:30:24


Credit unions - the government wants them to help broaden competition in banking, but there are already scandals. Gender pricing has started, and how HMRC uses technology to track down tax evaders

US elections, fund of funds and private banking services

Nov 8, 2012 00:27:22


Barack Obama, Ben Bernanke and the cash in your pension. We also look at why you should be sceptical about funds of funds. And the banks you can call upon to do - well, virtually anything

US election impact on investors, four-bedroom properties, and equity funds

Nov 2, 2012 00:10:54


Ellen Kelleher of FTfm looks at how investors can take a position on Obama vs Romney; Lucien Cook, director of residential research at Savills, tells us about the cost of trading up from a three- to a four-bedroom property in different parts of the UK; and with equity fund sales up, we examine whether this really means that investors are feeling confident.

New mortgage rules, dividends and Junior Isas

Oct 25, 2012 00:25:20


How the FSA loan rules will affect your finances. The importance of dividends in investing, and we look at how Junior Isas are faring one year on from their introduction

Inflation, European shares and income drawdown

Oct 18, 2012 00:25:39


A rise in inflation - how will it affect your savings? Are European shares great value or a value trap? And we look at why women are set to gain from changes to income drawdown rules

Barclays/ING, ethical investing and workplace savings

Oct 11, 2012 00:25:23


What Barclays' takeover of ING Direct means for savers and borrowers, can ethical investing pay? And ways your employer can help you to save and invest

Gender pricing, rising mortgage rates and identity fraud

Oct 4, 2012 00:26:15


Should you buy now or wait until December to get an annuity? With mortgage rates on the rise, what can you do? And how to protect yourself from ID fraud

Pensions for property, Sipps and investing in india

Sep 27, 2012 00:25:16


Should you use your tax-free lump sum to help your children onto the housing ladder? What to consider before setting up a Sipp. And, after a major reform package, has India become a better home for your investments?

State pensions, annuities and farmland values

Sep 20, 2012 00:25:31


More tinkering with the state pension: where does it leave those approaching retirement? A major provider pulls out of the annuity market. And has the price of farmland finally peaked after a decade-long boom?

How the failure of Northern Rock changed saving, borrowing and investing

Sep 13, 2012 00:26:27


It's five years since savers rushed to withdraw their money from Northern Rock. In this week's special FT Money Show we look at what has happened to savings, mortgages and investments in that time.

RDR, student lets and investing in China

Sep 6, 2012 00:25:12


Will RDR really result in better advice? How wealthy students are boosting the London rental market. And is now the time to invest in China?

Bond funds, cash lump sums and the new Barclays CEO

Aug 30, 2012 00:25:51


It is time for investors to switch out of bond funds, what to do if you have a cash lump sum and can Antony Jenkins put some zip back into Barclays shares?

Free banking, safe haven investments and investment trusts

Aug 23, 2012 00:28:19


Overdraft charges soar to £900 a year - how to avoid the fees. Where can you go to pick up a "safe" investment? And why you can't always have the investment trusts you want.

Energy bill, food prices and higher buy-to-let yields

Aug 16, 2012 00:25:44


This week's Money Show focuses on whether you should fix with your energy supplier, the factors affecting our supermarket bills and the outlook for buy-to-let

Prime lending, the gold bubble, and unsuitable Sipps

Aug 9, 2012 00:26:16


We examine why some wealthy borrowers are being turned away by some banks. Also, is the tide turning on gold - should you sell up now? And which investments should you hold in your Sipp?

Falling loan rates, currency funds and PPI

Aug 2, 2012 00:25:24


We look at new historic low mortgages for low-risk borrowers. Also, Alice Ross, the FT currencies correspondent talks to the Money team about investing in currency funds. And finally, payment protection insurance - will the cold calls never end?

Falling mortgage rates, investment trusts and investing in the Olympics

Jul 26, 2012 00:23:58


New cuts to mortgage rates - how low can they get? Investing for the long term - why investment trusts should be in your portfolio. And the Olympics - can you make money as an investor

Shake-up of high street banks, rogue letting agents and pension fees

Jul 19, 2012 00:23:49


Co-op buys 632 branches from Lloyds - what will this mean for customers? Why are rogue letting agents allowed to exploit landlords, and how fees are cutting pension values in half.

New banks, paying for care and rising commercial property yields

Jul 12, 2012 00:27:08


Can any of the new banks really hope to challenge the big five providers? How will the 'pay when you die' care proposals really work, and why investors are focusing on yields rather than capital growth.

Quantitative easing, the retail distribution review and where to get the lowest mortgage rates

Jul 5, 2012 00:28:48


We look at how savers will be affected by the new round of quantitative easing and whether new rules will mean fund managers and platforms come clean on costs. Finally, why you'll only find the lowest loan rates at building societies.

Cashless society, hopeless interest rates and lenders trying to make mortgages easier

Jun 29, 2012 00:29:24


Why the RBS computer glitch calls new payment technology into question; how personal pensions can pay just 0.2 per cent on cash, and why some lenders are trying to make the mortgage process easier.

Pension fraud, Severn Trent retail bond and consent-to-let mortgages

Jun 21, 2012 00:29:21


We reveal a big increase in pension fraud as well as a new index linked bond launch from Severn Trent. And why borrowers need their mortgage lender's consent to let out their properties.

Is your financial adviser truly "independent"?

Jun 14, 2012 00:26:55


The FSA publishes its final guidance on the definitions of independent and restricted advice - what does it mean for investors? We look at the fixed-rates savings accounts that are expiring now. And does your bank consider you a "loyal" customer?

Roundtable discussion: Are emerging markets a safe haven?

Jun 7, 2012 00:29:57


Expert commentators discuss emerging and developed markets from the private investors' point of view. Tim Bond, investment strategist at Odey Asset management, James Dowey, chief economist at Neptune and Jerome Booth, research manager at Ashmore Investment Management talk to the FT's Elaine Moore.

Bank of Cyprus savers, emerging markets, and pension protection

Jun 7, 2012 00:29:04


The euro crisis hits Cyprus - but at least UK savers have some protection. Experts ask if emerging market are a safe haven, and we ask the pension minister about state benefits and income drawdown

Protection for savers, workplace pensions and expat mortgages

May 31, 2012 00:24:56


Banks forced to be more upfront about how savers and protected, why workplace default pension funds could leave you with less in retirement. And why expats coming back to the UK could find it hard to get a mortgage

Eurozone crisis special - your pensions, savings and mortgages

May 24, 2012 00:29:02


Will your pension be reduced and what can you do about it? How safe are your savings - if they're only protected by the European safety scheme? And will your mortgage rise - even if the UK interest rates are cut?

Europe in crisis - is there anything investors can do to protect their portfolios?

May 17, 2012 00:25:55


Should investors move to safe havens or sit tight and try to ride out the storm? We ask Tom Stevenson of Fidelity Worldwide Investments. HSBC backtracks on its home loan process and how will pensions income be hit for the gender rules?

Investment charges, European investments, and temporary annuities

May 10, 2012 00:29:10


We reveal the latest on fund investment charges and analyse the value of European investments. Finally, we ask if buying temporary retirement income is a good idea.

Rising SVRs, the return of tech funds and income from corporate bonds

May 3, 2012 00:28:44


Why now is the time to bale out of a standard variable mortgage, which tech funds are profiting from the mobile revolution, and are corporate bonds still the best source of regular payments.

Alternative investments, absolute return funds and fixed-rate mortgages

Apr 26, 2012 00:27:33


The FSA crack down on “death bonds”, why absolute return funds don’t always do what they say on the tin, and why are two-year fixed mortgages the most commonly offered product, when they often don’t represent the best value to borrowers?

QE and annuities, peer-to-peer lending and investing in water

Apr 20, 2012 00:27:50


A Parliamentary committee calls for Government action to address QE’s adverse impact on pensioners; how private investors can speculate on that ultimate commodity, water; and a look at peer-to-peer lending website with Giles Andrews, CEO of

Get your tax affairs in order

Apr 12, 2012 00:29:48


Could the chancellor's 'surprise' at the use of tax reliefs mean we all have to pay more? And when is the best time to get your tax affairs in order - April 5 or 6? Finally, we look at how big your deposit has to be to get a low mortgage rate

Cheap mortgages, the rise of small caps, and switching energy providers

Apr 5, 2012 00:26:55


We look at why you can now get a cheaper mortgage from a branch than a broker and why small cap shares have bounced back fast this year. And, why now is the time to switch your energy provider

Last minute Isas, baby boomers and new HSBC mortgage rules

Mar 29, 2012 00:30:17


We look at the best of the last minute cash Isa savings rates. There's some good news for baby boomers upset over the 'granny tax', and why some HSBC borrowers have taken to despairing over their mortgage lender's solicitors.

Budget 2012: Your money

Mar 22, 2012 00:31:45


We explain what it all means for you in this special budget edition with John Whiting, tax policy director of the Chartered Institute of Taxation. From 'granny tax' to stamp duty - we look at the measures in depth.

Transferring cash Isas, 100 year gilts and structured products

Mar 15, 2012 00:29:46


In this week's show we look at why it still take 15 days to transfer a cash Isa. Also, will the government's new 100-year gilts be any use to income investors, and should you buy a 6-year FTSE linked investment?

Rising mortgage rates, Isa season and pension annuity options

Mar 8, 2012 00:28:44


We look at why Halifax and Bank of Ireland borrowers should get off the lender's SVR. How to decide on which Isa to go for, and why you need to know about annuity options even if you're not near retirement age

Pension transfers, mobile phone payments and investing in growth funds

Mar 1, 2012 00:27:16


We look at whether you should ever transfer out of an employee pension scheme. Also, who is offering mobile phone payment services, and where should you invest for growth?

In the dog house - the unit trusts that keep underperforming

Feb 23, 2012 00:27:19


New mobile banking payments systems launched - brave new world, or security nightmare? And, we look at the unit trusts that keep underperforming. Also - is land still a good investment?

High earners' pension tax relief targeted

Feb 16, 2012 00:28:40


FT Money reporters analyse whether the Chancellor is about to take a knife to pensions tax relief. We also look at a junior Isas paying 6 per cent and a new mortgage deal that tracks and fixes rates.

Time to invest in the stock market?

Feb 9, 2012 00:28:29


The Money Show investigates whether share prices are rising on sentiment or sound fundamentals. Also, will reform of the advice market actually mean you pay more and your adviser gets paid in the same old way? And banks impose stricter rules for interest-only mortgages

Campaign calls for fund managers to cut fees

Feb 2, 2012 00:28:13


Why a new campaign wants fund managers to come clean on charges. Also, how competitive are loans from State Bank of India and Bank of China? And, how long have you got to claim for solar panel subsidies.

How you can buy into the Chinese renminbi

Jan 26, 2012 00:27:43


FT Money reporters look at how investors can make money from strong currencies. We also examine how charges can eat into your pension and what's happening to mortgage rates at the moment.

How to benefit from employee share schemes

Jan 19, 2012 00:28:34


Will it become easier to share in your employer's profits under new government proposals? We also look at the most profitable buy to let properties and a new care fees solution

Where to get a higher rate on your savings

Jan 12, 2012 00:29:01


This week we look at where to get the best rate on your savings as well as how a new equity measure can help identify undervalued shares. And why some employees are being offered cheaper tax-efficient investments

Why the high-street banks are fighting for customers

Jan 5, 2012 00:29:01


We look at whether increased competition for customers will lead to better accounts. We also explore why fund managers may have to change how they operate. And whether banker's bonuses may be exempt from new mortgage affordability tests

Do FSA fines do any good, Anthony Bolton's outlook for 2012 and could property be a better bet next year?

Dec 16, 2011 00:28:39


Financial companies have been fined £63m this year but do these fines work? Anthony Bolton on why China is fair value. And we look at why lenders are launching mroe buy-to-let loans

Financial mis-selling - what you need to know about long term care investments

Dec 8, 2011 00:29:02


HSBC is fined for mis-selling care bonds - we look at who is due for compensation. Who is behind 'the cheapest ever tracker fund' and we examine the best way to reduce your mortgage.

Autumn statement: what it means for you

Dec 1, 2011 00:29:50


The FT Money team takes an indepth look at the statement with the help of tax expert John Whiting. We analyse what it means for pensions, investments and the housing market

A new mortgage guarantee scheme, index trackers and misuse of bridging loans

Nov 24, 2011 00:28:00


This week we look at whether the government's new scheme will get the housing market moving. Why advisers are slow to recommend low-cost tracker funds. And the FSA digs deeper into bridging loans.

Falling pension income, investment charges and what the Virgin/Northern Rock deal means for you

Nov 17, 2011 00:32:59


We look at how QE is hitting pensioner's income, whether investments are becoming too costly, and whether Virgin buying Northern Rock could make banking more competitive

Banks paying negligible interest on savings, European bank shares and standard variable rate mortages

Nov 10, 2011 00:30:17


This week, we look at banks that are paying virtually no interest and making it almost impossible to keep track of their best savings deals. Should you buy shares in banks exposed to European sovereign debt? Also, what to do if your bank suddenly hikes its rate on your standard variable rate mortgage?

Pension charges, tracker funds and solar energy

Nov 3, 2011 00:27:14


We look at why pension providers penalise you for changing jobs. Also, how index tracker funds distort share prices. And, is the sun setting on solar energy? We explain how subsidy cuts hit homeowners and investors

Which Junior Isa should you take out?

Oct 27, 2011 00:28:58


Keeping ahead of inflation - how much risk are you taking? We look at which Jisa you should take out for your child. And where £1m plus borrowers can go for a mortgage.

An inflation special for the Money Show

Oct 20, 2011 00:25:31


How to inflation-proof your pension and inflation-beating savings accounts. Dividends are on the rise this year, but where can you find the highest yielders? And we look at tips to cut your energy costs.

Getting the right advice about energy deals

Oct 13, 2011 00:25:59


Energy prices are still on the rise – but are you being given the right advice about the best deals? Why government reforms mean some face huge cuts to their pension income, and can an iPhone app help smooth tenant and landlord relations?

How sustainable are 1.99% mortgage deals?

Oct 6, 2011 00:27:23


Mortgage rates set to fall further - how low can they go? Advisers say absolute return funds aren't right for their clients, so who are they suitable for? And Islamic banks are paying out 4% returns.

Is gold losing its shine?

Sep 29, 2011 00:28:47


We ask what this week's price swings say about gold's safe haven status. Are pension savers geting a fair deal? We assess new moves to improve your income choices. And is a 'Best buy' savings account really the best?

Should you invest in ETFs after UBS?

Sep 22, 2011 00:28:03


How high are the charges on your pension. We name the plans that have lost 39 per cent. And, we look at whether exchange traded funds are only for rogues. Finally, why gold savings accounts are not what they seem.

Which shares pay dividend yields of 7%?

Sep 15, 2011 00:27:13


We look at how to get higher income from shares and whether dividend yields of 7 or 8 per cent are sustainable. How your bank will respond to the Vickers report and more news on the state pension age

How to inflation-proof your savings

Sep 8, 2011 00:27:03


How to protect your savings now that National Savings Certificates have sold out. When should you retire now annuity rates are at a record low? And where can you get a 100 per cent mortgage now?

Take your money out of so-called dog funds

Sep 1, 2011 00:28:38


Banks pay out £215m in compensation for missold PPI policies. Why billions are still invested in so-called dog funds. And mortgage rates - how you could save money paying the redemption charge and switching lender

Would you buy shares in this market?

Aug 25, 2011 00:26:47


We reveal who is buying shares at the moment and what they're buying. What can you buy for your pension? We look for investments to protect your pension income. And should you buy into student property?

Interest rates cut on SAYE schemes

Aug 18, 2011 00:29:01


What would continuing low interest rates mean for mortgages and savings? Why a rise in stock markets in the next five years would make structured products look attractive now. And what a cut in the interest rates on SAYE plans will mean for you

The riots and your rights

Aug 11, 2011 00:28:30


What property and business owners need to know about their insurance claims. Market turmoil and your investments, and which shares can bounce back after a week of disorder

Should you board the flight to safety?

Aug 5, 2011 00:28:51


As the debt crisis deepens, we seek safe havens for your cash. Go East, not West - why investors now want assets in strong Asian currencies. And is it time to leave your bank? We ask whether service is as important as an interest rate. Presented by Matthew Vincent. Produced by Rob Minto

Get yourself in a fix

Jul 28, 2011 00:30:03


In this week’s show: The cheapest five-year mortgage in history has just been launched; should you get out of your fixed income? Find out what a Greek or US default would mean for your bond fund; and, investors fixated with gold – why you shouldn’t think of silver as a poor second.

UK mortgage rates fall again

Jul 22, 2011 00:26:22


Also, savers are still being transfered into high-charging pensions - we ask chair of Consumer Focus, Christine Farnish, when will mis-selling ever end? And, would anyone buy a risky bond fund right now - even if it claims to be strategic? Presented by Matthew Vincent with Tanya Powley, Jo Cumbo and Alice Ross.

Pension income shrinks again

Jul 15, 2011 00:26:14


This week there was more bad news for people approaching retirement as new data showed a further decline in annuity rates - so what can you do about it? Murdoch drops his Sky bid and plans to buy back shares - but would you invest in media now? And, homeowners opt to improve rather than move - but would you splash out on an outdoor swimming pool?

Where is the best place for your cash?

Jul 7, 2011 00:26:54


Banks are pulling their best savings deals - so where should you put your money now? Investment trusts are producing better returns than unit trusts. And offset mortgages are proving more efficient for higher-rate taxpayers

Why the OFT wants card fees outlawed

Jun 30, 2011 00:29:19


The OFT has ordered airlines, such as Ryanair, to stop hiding card surcharges. We look at why investors are not reclaiming tax on foreign share dividends, and how UK banks would be affected by a Greek debt default.

Bonuses boost the London property market

Jun 23, 2011 00:26:57


Bonuses are back - but what kinds of properties are in demand from the wealthy? State pensions for women will be paid at a later age - what can you do about it? And we look at the best options for fixed rate savings accounts.

Do wealth managers run portfolios to suit you, or them?

Jun 16, 2011 00:26:30


Your money is in their hands - do you trust your wealth manager? Their best ever mortgage deals - but only if you are a loyal customer. And why you only have to choose a pension for a few years at a time

The cost of care

Jun 9, 2011 00:28:09


When is a guarantee not a guarantee - we read the latest warnings on structured products. The cost of care - we add up the fees for residential and nursing homes. And how your customer profile affects the cost of borrowing.

Will Britain become a nation of renters?

Jun 2, 2011 00:26:30


We look at the latest threats in the property market. Do you buy high and sell low? We ask whether behavioural finance can help you make investment decisions. How can you protect yourself in retirement?

It is time to go cashless?

May 26, 2011 00:27:44


A pension offer you can refuse; why two-year fixed mortgages are a waste of time; and an end to cash - will phones be all you need in your pocket? Presented by Matthew Vincent, with guest Ray Boulger of John Charcol.

Brits face a French tax on holiday homes

May 19, 2011 00:26:14


Banks face more complaints about selling insurance - is this the next PPI? Brits could be taxed on their French properties and can anyone face reading the small print before investing?

PPI: who stands to get compensation?

May 13, 2011 00:27:13


The pitfalls of pension flexibility - why it's not a good idea to transfer a company scheme into flexible drawdown; The big PPI payday - how to get compensation; and how expensive are "switch-to-fix" mortgage deals? Presented by Matthew Vincent, with guest James Daley, editor of Which? Money.

Is it time to buy in the Spanish property market?

May 6, 2011 00:26:08


What action should victims of hackers take? Where are investors moving their cash in the search for income? And is it time to buy in the Spanish property market?

Bank accounts fit for a king or queen

Apr 28, 2011 00:27:06


Is the Royalties account, or any other fee-based banking service, a bit too rich for middle-class tastes? What would US fund investors make of British fund charges? And why now is the time to move out to the country

What the PPI ruling means for consumers

Apr 21, 2011 00:28:04


Billions of insurance refunds - why you could claim back your payment premiums. 24 per cent annual returns - why farmland is now a fast-growing investment. And cautious funds that offer high yields

Which shares are fund managers buying?

Apr 14, 2011 00:26:47


Under-capitalised and uncompetitive - but will your bank be any better if the latest reform proposals are implemented? Unloved and undervalued - but which bargain shares are Uk fund managers snapping up? And are Exchange traded-tracker funds as risky as regulators make out?

When will value investing start paying off?

Apr 7, 2011 00:27:46


We look at whether banks' special rates for loyal customers are good value or not. When will value investing start paying off? And how many fund managers have you heard of?

Buying a house could get easier

Mar 31, 2011 00:25:35


Are pension providers ready for new rules? Performance fees on investment funds are on the rise - but should you pay them? And, buying a house could get easier - after pre-contracts are introduced

How was the Budget for you?

Mar 24, 2011 00:27:23


Will you get the benefit of higher personal tax allowances? Will an inheritance tax break make you more charitable? And has investing in smaller companies become more attractive?

What will the Budget hold?

Mar 17, 2011 00:28:17


How your finances are affected by the events in Japan. Looking ahead to next week's Budget, and choosing this year's cash Isa

Are the new high-street retail bonds any good?

Mar 10, 2011 00:27:41


Fund managers are cutting charges ahead of a ban on commission, but are IFAs behaving? John Lewis is paying high interest but should you take out their retail bond? And UK mortgage rates are still edging up.

What a ruling on gender means for your money

Mar 3, 2011 00:28:08


What will it do to your pension? We have good news for women but bad for men. Why do some index tracker funds go off the beaten track? And where can you talk to a bank manager these days?

How to save for university fees

Feb 24, 2011 00:26:38


Looking for a cheap remortgage? Why it pays to go off the beaten track. Saving for university fees? Why you need to take on a degree of risk. And planning a new life overseas? Where you need to buy a house.

What can you do about rising inflation?

Feb 17, 2011 00:28:47


Rising inflation - what can you do about it? We look at high street and offbeat investment products. Popular Isas - where are they now? We track the performance of old technology and property funds. And how much can first-time buyers borrow?

Good news for buy-to-let investors

Feb 10, 2011 00:25:45


Lenders return to the buy-to-let property market. How has your with-profits pension performed? We look at the latest figures. And, what investment strategy should you be using to pick stocks?

New gender rules could cut your pension

Feb 3, 2011 00:27:11


Another 'Cautious fund' is launching, despite recent warnings from the FSA. There is a new set of rules from Europe - and this time it could cut your pension. And we explain how to avoid the 40 per cent rate.

Can social lending be an alternative to bank savings?

Jan 27, 2011 00:28:01


Could you be banned from buying risky investments? Should you protect your portfolio from inflation or stagflation? And would you lend money to people you don't know?

Which fund names can you trust?

Jan 20, 2011 00:29:16


Mortgage rates start to rise but where can you get the best deal on your savings? Barclays is fined for selling "cautious" funds - so which funds can you trust? And are developed markets now a more exciting place to be?

Fix your mortgage while you can

Jan 13, 2011 00:26:46


Fears of a rate rise are growing, so is it time to fix your mortgage? Watch out for emerging risks in Emerging Markets. And where is the best place to put your savings.

Why Britons are rushing to sell their holiday homes

Jan 6, 2011 00:27:04


Why some people are selling their second homes in the sun. A New Year means new pension rules - we explain what you can do now, and after April. And with 17 months to repay at zero per cent interest, are credit cards becoming more attractive?

Protect yourself against inflation

Dec 16, 2010 00:28:06


Inflation is on the rise - so how can investors protect themselves? Tax-efficient schemes for investors could be under threat by the Revenue - so should you buy them now? And what a stronger pound could mean for your holidays

Overseas buyers snap up prime central London

Dec 9, 2010 00:28:08


Investors are being offered more control over their pensions - so what are the top tips from experts? The government has announced yet another crackdown on inheritance tax - but should you really be worried? And, we look at the latest housing trends

Wealthy borrowers turn to bridging loans

Dec 2, 2010 00:23:21


Investors will no longer be banned from transferring out of their final salary schemes. Borrowers are turning to bridging loans but what are the best deals? And where in the world is the best place to retire?

Which are the safest banks for your money?

Nov 25, 2010 00:27:35


As the Eurozone debt crisis continues, which are the safest banks for your money? Could your pension contributions result in a nasty tax bills? We explain how you could be affected. And how to beat the VAT rise and grab yourself a post-Christmas bargain?

An Irish bail out - what would it mean for your savings?

Nov 18, 2010 00:24:20


How would an Irish bail out affect private investors in the UK? Can private investors ever get market timing right? And interest only mortgages - where can you still get an affordable loan?

Fears of inflation are looming again

Nov 11, 2010 00:23:41


How can investors inflation proof their assets? Millions of savers are coming off fixed-rate deals this year - but are there any good new products out there? And, if you're looking for a ski chalet, we discuss the best places to buy

Rogue letting agents are on the rise

Nov 4, 2010 00:26:51


Santander is continuing its dominance of the UK high street - are savers benefiting? We offer tips to tenants and landlords. And, how to make your home more energy efficient, before the government cuts incentives

Prime property is back in demand

Oct 28, 2010 00:25:34


The government is introducing Junior Isas but savers are finding it hard to get a good deal in the current market. Where are the property buyers coming from? And is silver the new gold?

What can you do about the spending review?

Oct 21, 2010 00:27:02


This week's government spending review could hit your pocket hard. Some good news for homeowners looking to remortgage. And, if you want to save more than £50,000 a year for retirement we look at the best pension alternatives.

The government restricts pension tax relief

Oct 14, 2010 00:27:23


The government announced a big reduction in the amount that people can save into their pension and still get tax relief. Investors are being urged to put money market funds in their Sipps and Isas. And if you are bitten by the gold bug, how should you invest?

Investing for your children, bond safety and mortgage restrictions

Oct 8, 2010 00:28:13


This week the Money Show looks at strategies to avoid the child benefit cuts, and other investment vehicles for children’s funds, whether bond investors should seek safer havens and whether new mortgage lending rules will hit the wealthy

Isa transfers, house prices and the latest financial apps

Sep 30, 2010 00:28:34


How to get a decent rate on your cash Isa, the latest on house prices and are the newest financial mobile applications any good?

Tax bills, pensions and buy-to-let

Sep 23, 2010 00:25:41


Is it worth transferring your personal pension? We look at the exit charges that can make all the difference. Plus - high-earners' tax bills, and how to get a buy-to-let mortgage.

What has the Investors Chronicle learned from 150 years of writing about shares?

Sep 16, 2010 00:29:27


Why are high street banks so keen to talk about investment bonds? Can property buyers think about new-build again? Plus the IC at 150.

Unravelling the tax bill debacle

Sep 9, 2010 00:26:54


The latest news on the tax bill debacle, whether investing in corporate bonds funds is still a good idea, and where are the best places overseas to draw your pensions?

Good funds hiding bad: why rating investment funds is harder than you think

Sep 2, 2010 00:24:50


Which high street banks get the most customer complaints? Bad funds are merged into good ones, so how can we tell how they are performing? And why it pays to be in a detached house.

Are absolute return funds living up to their name?

Aug 26, 2010 00:25:04


Interest rates could rise sharply if inflation gets out of control - so how can savers find the best deals? Not all absolute return funds are making absolute returns - we look at why. And could being too near to a shop or a pub prevent you getting a mortgage?

Inflation-proofed savings accounts are back

Aug 19, 2010 00:26:10


Cheap tracker mortgages - why there's no need to get them while stocks last. Inflation proofed savings are here again. And cautious managed funds - why it turns out that data providers can't get their facts right

What's going on in the property market?

Aug 13, 2010 00:25:59


How can house sales be increasing when mortgage approvals and house prices are falling? When is a cautious managed fund not a cautious managed fund? And what should parents of students be doing: renting or buying universtity digs?

Banks are reporting bumper profits again

Aug 5, 2010 00:27:06


Do banks shareholders have much to shout about? Banks have also been cutting their mortgage rates, but will applicants for interest only loans get a look in? And even when you're on your holiday, can you bank determine how good a time you have?

Will you 'love' the new Metro Bank?

Jul 29, 2010 00:26:40


We examine new proposals for lower pension contributions and a longer working life. Will you learn to love your bank? Metro Bank reckons you will. And will your holiday-home become less tax efficient?

How to inflation proof your savings

Jul 22, 2010 00:27:13


Where to put your money now index linked certificates have disappeared. What should you do with your pension fund, while the government consults on new annuity rules? And where will you find an investment property offering a rental yield of more than 6 per cent?

Will you ever get another big mortgage?

Jul 15, 2010 00:28:14


Will you get a large loan if you have to prove you can afford it? Will you see your pension get smaller, if its index linked to the CPI rather than the RPI. And will you get a windfall, if private equity investors do a deal with your building society?

Investors turn their backs on private banks

Jul 8, 2010 00:26:25


Why private banks lost investors more than 60 per cent last year. Why some "low-cost" funds can land you with a much higher tax bill. And why should you pay fees to spend your own money on holiday?

Investors are piling back into buy-to-let

Jul 1, 2010 00:26:07


Investors are piling back into buy-to-let - but are there good deals out there? With-profits providers have been slammed for treating customers poorly - but what can you do about it? And, we look at the best savings deals

It was the "unavoidable Budget"- but will most investors avoid CGT?

Jun 24, 2010 00:27:12


Income tax allowances have gone up, but tax bands have come down -so are we paying more or less? And pension tax relief will get simper - but will it be any better for higher earners?

Budget Special: Capital gains tax, income tax and pensions

Jun 22, 2010 00:26:19


Capital gains tax has gone up - but not as much as expected. Income tax has effectively come down - but not for as many as expected. And pension red tape is being cut down - but not just yet

The end of the FSA: what does it mean for consumers?

Jun 17, 2010 00:27:02


It may be all over for the FSA, but what does it mean for consumers? BP investors are set to lose their dividends, so where else can they go for income? And are offshore pension plans a suitable option?

Is BP contaminating your portfolio?

Jun 10, 2010 00:27:09


We assess the oil spill's effect on BPs share price and dividend. Who needs a financial adviser? We find even more investors going it alone. And who's moving into new-build property?

Are there any safe haven investments any more?

Jun 3, 2010 00:27:33


Is pension tax relief for the chop in the emergency budget? If so what should you do now? Are there any safe haven investments any more? And what's the point of an independent financial adviser?

Emerging markets roundtable - part four

May 28, 2010 00:17:55


The final episode of four podcasts in the FT Money/Neptune emerging markets series. Listen to Jim O'Neill of Goldman Sachs, Tim Bond of Barclays Capital and James Dowey of Neptune

Buy to let lending is back

May 27, 2010 00:26:12


Can two new mortgage providers revive the buy to let market? Child trust funds are no more. But what are the alternatives? And capital gains tax is going up.

Concerns over capital gains tax rise

May 24, 2010 00:16:06


David Giampaolo, chief executive of Pi Capital, an investor network group for wealthy people, talks to Lucy Warwick-Ching about why it could be risky to put CGT up

Interest rates are at record lows but inflation is ticking up

May 20, 2010 00:26:54


Inflation is ticking up so what can savers do? How would a reduction in tax relief affect your retirement? Why we're all still waiting for the government's pension policy. And where can you find an asset that has risen more than 20 per cent this year?

Emerging markets roundtable - part three

May 20, 2010 00:18:28


The third of four podcasts in the FT Money/Neptune emerging markets series. Listen to Jim O'Neill of Goldman Sachs, Tim Bond of Barclays Capital and James Dowey of Neptune

Emerging markets roundtable - part two

May 14, 2010 00:16:45


The first of four podcasts in the FT Money/Neptune emerging markets series. Listen to Jim O'Neill of Goldman Sachs, Tim Bond of Barclays Capital and James Dowey of Neptune

FT Money Show coalition government special

May 13, 2010 00:54:28


Capital gains tax is going up in an emergency Budget - so how long have you got? What do the new tax policies mean for house prices? And what will happen to tax relief on pension contributions?

How will a hung parliament affect your finances?

May 7, 2010 00:28:13


A hung parliament sends sterling and the stockmarket falling - but how will it affect your finances long term? Could the Greek debt crisis spread to the UK? And to become a truly global investor

Emerging markets roundtable - part one

May 6, 2010 00:23:32


The first of four podcasts in the FT Money/Neptune emerging markets series. Listen to Jim O'Neill of Goldman Sachs, Tim Bond of Barclays Capital and James Dowey of Neptune discuss the growth potential of these markets

What do the three political parties have to say about tax?

Apr 29, 2010 00:27:15


Banks are under fire for not dealing with customer complaints properly - but is there anything you can do about it? Property recovery funds have failed to get investors excited - so how should you invest in the property market? And we take a look at the three main political parties views on tax.

Which pension policies will get your vote?

Apr 22, 2010 00:27:46


Airlines return to the skies - but they're flying in the face of the law when it comes to compensating passengers. Which pension policies will get your election vote? And is the feeling mutual? We ask whether savers with mutual societies should protest about executive pay.

What do the election manifestos say about property?

Apr 15, 2010 00:24:34


The election manifestos are hot off the press - but will they leave you hot under the collar about taxes on property? The Tories plan an early sale of government stakes in the banks. And as the euro exchange rate bounces around like a beach ball, what can holidaymakers and investors do to get a better deal?

Dividends are back - so where to find the best stocks?

Apr 8, 2010 00:27:24


New Isa deals are already out - and 50 per cent taxpayers are being urged to take one out now. Dividends are back - so where to find the best income stocks? And how to invest in the most tax efficient way

ISAs, gold and stamp duty

Apr 1, 2010 00:25:38


Are complaints about ISA transfers justified? Has much further can gold fever go? And is there any way to avoid the 5 per cent stamp duty?

Budget special: stamp duty, ISAs and high-income tax planning

Mar 25, 2010 00:26:39


It's a stamp duty holiday - but who qualifies? Plus, ISAs and tax planning

The Budget is days away but what will it contain?

Mar 18, 2010 00:26:38


Is there still time to avoid possible Budget tax rises? Can you claim more tax back? And is the sun rising on Japan?

Can you get a better mortgage deal from a building society?

Mar 11, 2010 00:24:54


State-funded banks are offering less competitive mortgage rates - so can you get a better deal at a building society? Buying privatised companies has proven a better bet than the FTSE since the 1980s - so what deals should you consider now? And where's the best place to put your EIS money?

What does a weak pound mean for your investments?

Mar 4, 2010 00:24:33


The base rate has been at 0.5 per cent for a year now - so is there any point locking up your cash? The dollar strengthens against the pound, and the euro weakens - but what does it mean for your investments? And if you want to borrow a few million, what will the bank accept as security?

Adventurous Investor: Investing in Aim companies

Feb 26, 2010 00:30:56


David Stevenson, the FT's Adventurous Investor, talks to David O’Hara of Blackthorn Focus about Aim-quoted companies and the way they treat their shareholders

Northern Rock lifts its 100 per cent guarantee

Feb 25, 2010 00:25:44


Northern Rock lifts its 100 per cent guarantee for savers - so where is the best place to get a cash Isa now? And employers are stopping payments to employee pension schemes

Investing in farmland: why it's a good move for tax planning purposes

Feb 18, 2010 00:26:25


Wealthy taxpayers are under greater scrutiny by the Revenue - so how can they protect themselves? Investing in farmland is looking like a good move for tax planning purposes - but how can you buy it? And should you be actively managing your cash investments? Our research shows that cash has done better than other studies suggest.

Adventurous Investor: Demographics and market timing

Feb 11, 2010 00:42:54


David Stevenson, the FT's Adventurous Investor, talks to Tim Bond and Michael Dicks about investing in demographics and timing your asset switches

Anthony Bolton reveals details of his new China fund

Feb 11, 2010 00:26:06


Will it matter to investors that Anthony Bolton's new China fund is an investment trust? Private investors' lost more than a billion pounds worth of dividends last year - so where can you turn for a reliable income? And why are mortgage lenders treating reluctant landlords differently from professional landlords?

Are cash Isas worth bothering with?

Feb 4, 2010 00:26:45


Will you still have to buy a pension annuity after the election? Shouldn't higher earners seeking tax relief turn to VCTs? And are cash Isas worth getting, if you only save tax on 0.1 per cent interest?

What's the point of with-profits?

Jan 28, 2010 00:25:00


What's the future for your high-street building society? What's the point of with-profits funds as another provider freezes its bonus rates? And we look at the hot spots for property

How to profit from emerging markets

Jan 21, 2010 00:28:17


Inflation is back - how will it affect your investments? What's the best way to profit from emerging markets? And 50 per cent tax is coming. What can high earners do to reduce the impact?

Changes to the minimum retirement age

Jan 14, 2010 00:26:27


Retiring later - how changes to the retirement age will affect your pension planning. Buy to let boost - can higher rents make property a good investment again? And tax deadlines loom

Have bonds fallen out of favour?

Jan 7, 2010 00:25:19


It's the January sales! But should you be rushing down to your bank for a bargain? Corporate bonds, gilts or neither? Have bonds fallen out of favour? And we look at the new entrants to the savings market.

Where to put your money in 2010

Jan 6, 2010 00:17:34


Equties or bonds? Gold or gilts? Lucy Warwick-Ching speaks to Kevin Gardiner, head of investment strategy Europe at Barclays Wealth about where to put your money

Time to take profits on shares?

Dec 17, 2009 00:27:33


Some good cheer on pensions - why you might be able to retire earlier than you thought. Why private investors think it's time to take profit, and how much has your house price gone up by?

Winners and losers from the pre-Budget report

Dec 10, 2009 00:29:47


National insurance goes up again but not just for the rich. Bankers' bonuses are taxed but all high earners lose more pension tax relief and how green was the budget?

Invest more tax efficiently ahead of the PBR

Dec 3, 2009 00:28:18


Mortgage lenders are reducing their fixed-rate products - but should you stick with trackers? More investors want to put their money in property, but where should they invest? And we look at last minute ideas to invest more tax efficiently

It's decision time for Lloyds shareholders

Nov 26, 2009 00:26:58


We explain the rights and wrongs of the rights issue. Bank customers compensation claims are crushed by the Supreme Court - but who are the real winners and losers? And would you trust a currency trader to reduce the size of your mortgage?

Signs of life in the buy to let market

Nov 19, 2009 00:25:31


Inflation is making a come back - but should savers really care? Signs of life in the buy to let market but should you be cautious? And do financial advisers owe you a rebate of trail commission?

House prices rise again

Nov 12, 2009 00:27:46


House prices rise again - so is now the time to invest in residential property? Pension deficits are getting worse - what can you do to protect your retirement income? And can you still rely on share dividends?

Adventurous investor: Dylan Grice interview

Nov 6, 2009 00:54:28


David Stevenson interviews Dylan Grice, strategist at Société Générale, on stockmarket bubbles, China and geo-politics

The big bank sell-off

Nov 5, 2009 00:25:29


What will happen to Lloyds and RBS customers? Lloyds shareholders are asked to invest another £13bn - but should you pay up? And who's the most trustworthy source of advice on IHT?

Can the government curb credit card limits?

Oct 30, 2009 00:26:06


Are you due compensation on structured products? The government gets tough on credit card companies, but will it save you money? Plus who is behind the new best-buy savings bond?

Time to take profits on your share deals

Oct 22, 2009 00:28:31


Can you afford your next mortgage? From next year, you'll have to prove it. Is is time to take profits on your share deals? And how much warning must your bank give of cuts to your savings rate?

Wealthy individuals underwhelmed by advice

Oct 21, 2009 00:16:37


David Giampaolo, chief executive of Pi Capital, an investor network group for wealthy people, talks to Lucy Warwick-Ching about how the super rich have fared over the past year.

Should savers fear inflation or deflation more?

Oct 15, 2009 00:27:21


Lehman Brothers' collapse claims another victim one year on. What should savers fear more: inflation or deflation? And we look into the future of private banking and financial advice

Are you investing in the right pension fund?

Oct 8, 2009 00:27:09


Pension savers will have to wait another year to recieve income in retirement if the conservatives win. Are you investing in the right pension fund? And is cheap share-dealing a false ecomomy?

Mortgage borrowers in for a payment shock

Oct 1, 2009 00:27:01


Thousands of borrowers who have been paying virtually nothing on their mortgage are in for a shock. Sever falls in the value of pensions are prompting investors to rethink how they take benefits and an opportunity for retail investors to buy shares for free

Make money from the falling pound

Sep 24, 2009 00:28:51


The pound falls further against the euro - but is this good news for investors? Isa savings limits are rising and as the stock-market rally continues is it worth holding onto a with-profits endowment?

More signs of life in the housing market

Sep 17, 2009 00:30:15


Signs of life in the housing market - but is the buying activity anywhere near you? Get more into your pension - why it pays to contribute more. And the return of the 5 per cent savings account

Banks finally cut penalty fees

Sep 10, 2009 00:11:00


A new opportunity for the over 50s to pump more money into tax-free savings, how to make money from the stockmarket rallys and good news for those in debt as one fo the biggest banks finally cuts the penalty fees it charges customers

The taxman closes in on wealthy savers

Sep 3, 2009 00:10:57


Good news for borrowers as HSBC launches a mortgage with a rate of just 1.99 per cent but are other lenders likely to follow? The taxman closes in on wealthy savers. And the stockmarket has come off its recent high.

Trapped in an overseas holiday home?

Aug 27, 2009 00:27:43


Trapped in an overseas holiday home - why Brits who bought in Europe and Dubai face massive losses. Catch them while you can - fixed rate bonds paying up to 5 per cent are disappearing fast. And endowment mortgages are back, as lenders crack down on interest-only deals

Update: Cutting through the pensions jargon

Aug 26, 2009 00:18:58


Mike Morrison, head of pension development at Axa Winterthur Wealth Management talks to Lucy Warwick-Ching about some of the more confusing pension terms

What do building society mergers mean for savings?

Aug 13, 2009 00:29:25


More building societies look set to merge - so what does this mean for your savings? If you thought you'd have to wait until 68 to retire, think again. And bonuses are back - but what about mortgages based on bonus income?

Is it time to buy into recovery?

Aug 6, 2009 00:26:58


The base rate is held again - but is it becoming easier to get a decent return on cash savings? Is it time to buy bank shares? And is China now the place to go for a property investment.

Tax amnesty for offshore investors

Jul 30, 2009 00:29:27


The Revenue announces a tax amnesty for offshore investors, new research shows up the pensions industry and can you trust a financial adviser to recommend a savings account?

Value investing versus 'buy and hold', Part 2

Jul 24, 2009 00:40:24


David Stevenson, the FT's Adventurous Investor, asks professors Paul Marsh and Elroy Dimson about the risk/reward trade off for shareholders and Rob Arnott explains why "buy and hold" doesn't work if the price is wrong.

Should you invest in coastal property?

Jul 23, 2009 00:28:17


Can auctioning your cash to the highest bidder earn you a better deal? Is it worth paying more for a coastal property? Plus - could you get a better mortgage deal from China?

Update: Don't be caught out by hidden charges on Sipps

Jul 20, 2009 00:13:54


Some Sipp providers supplement their fees by taking a slice of the interest paid to customers on their cash holdings. Lucy Warwick-Ching talks to Martin Tilley at Dentons Pension Management about why this is an issue for consumers.

Value investing versus 'buy and hold', Part 1

Jul 17, 2009 00:42:42


David Stevenson, the FT's Adventurous Investor, asks City analysts James Montier, Albert Edwards and Tim Bond about the best strategies for long-term shareholders

FT Money Show: mortgage payments, company pension provision and gilt investments

Jul 16, 2009 00:26:50


Are government bonds a safe home for your money? When can it make sense not to pay off your mortgage? And how some companies are cutting pension contributions to employees.

Safer banking, philanthropy and property hotspots

Jul 9, 2009 00:27:27


What will the new banking regulations mean for you? How has the financial crisis affected philanthropy? Property hotspots - where is the housing market heating up?

Update: Retirees obliged to subside retired parents

Jul 8, 2009 00:13:33


Lucy Warwick-Ching talks to Martin Palmer at Friends Provident about the cost of funding increased longevity

FT Money show July 3

Jul 3, 2009 00:24:13


The Bank of England base rate remains at 0.5 per cent, so why has the average rate on a five-year fixed rate home loan hit 6 per cent; with signs that the American downturn may be coming to an end, can US equities expect a smooth ride; and with rental yields falling, is buy-to-let really worth it?

FT Money show, 25 June 2009

Jun 25, 2009 00:26:27


Will the new rules for financial advisers mean a better deal for clients; should investors join fund managers in the return to commercial property; and what opportunities can savvy buyers find in beleaguered funds of hedge funds?

FT Money show, 12 June 2009

Jun 12, 2009 00:19:51


Are cheap home loans coming to an end? What does a strong pound mean for your investments? And is buy-to-let investing still worth the hassle?

FT Money show, 29 May 2009

May 29, 2009 00:28:43


Pension funds are recovering, but will it make a difference to you retirement? Is there a safe way to get back into equities? And good news / bad news on the property market.

FT Money Show update, 29 May 2009

May 29, 2009 00:37:39


David Stevenson talks to US investment commentator John Mauldin about strategies for the long term

FT Pensions Money Show special, 28 May 2008

May 28, 2009 00:32:50


Will you receive enough from your state pension, company scheme or personal savings to cover your retirement; and how much longer will you have to work if your pension fund has shrunk? Find out more about the pensions timebomb in this special edition of the FT Money Show and see the multimedia feature,

FT Money Show update, 28 May 2009

May 28, 2009 00:15:17


Adrian Webb of eSure tells Lucy Warwick-Ching of ways to avoid being the victim of motor insurance fraud

FT Money show, 22 May 2009

May 22, 2009 00:27:41


Nearly two-thirds of people will need to work beyond their planned retirement, so what does that mean for your pension planning? Can corporate bonds grow your capital? And the 95 per cent mortgage is back, backed by bank of mum and dad.

FT Money show, 15 May 2009

May 15, 2009 00:26:30


Britain's worst savings accounts; the outlook for equities following the recent market rally; and reliable property investments that pay out up to 8 per cent a year

FT Money show, 7 May 2009

May 7, 2009 00:31:05


What use is an ISA that pays 0.1 per cent interest? Is the emerging market equities rally sustainable? Plus good news and bad news on second homes

FT Money Show, 30 April 2009

Apr 30, 2009 00:26:12


How to get as much as possible into your pension before budget changes bite; reasons to be wary of high share dividends; and where to go to escape next year's 50 per cent tax

FT Money Show update, 29 March 2009

Apr 29, 2009 00:13:56


David Kuo, director of The Motley Fool talks to Lucy Warwick-Ching about why some high-yielding shares may not be sustainable and what investors should look out for.

FT Money Show, 23 April 2009

Apr 23, 2009 00:23:35


Are there ways to avoid the Budget tax rises; will new rules for pension tax relief affect how much you can save for retirement; and will you still be able to get a decent interest rate on Isas?

FT Budget Money Show special, 22 April 2009

Apr 22, 2009 00:22:27


What the new 50 per cent tax rate will mean for high earners; how the increased ISA allowance will affect savers, and more on the 2009 Budget announcements

FT Money Show, 16 April 2009

Apr 16, 2009 00:19:29


Will next week's budget bring any glimmers of hope for savers or mortgage-holders; and also, new rules may make it easier for pension-holders to invest in commercial property but is now the best time to do so?

FT Money Show, 8 April 2009

Apr 9, 2009 00:28:31


Why savings and mortage deals are changing despite the Bank of England's decision to hold the base rate; how to invest in the green recovery; and could this be the last chance to get 40 per cent tax relief on your pension contributions?

FT Money Show, 3 April 2009

Apr 2, 2009 00:20:34


After Dunfermline, how safe are other building societies? Should you accept incentives to transfer your money out of your pension scheme? Plus, your guide to last minute savings this tax year

FT Money Show, 26 March 2009

Mar 26, 2009 00:21:25


CPI is up but RPI is down, so what do the inflation figures mean for your savings? And how do you tell when the stock market is turning? Matthew Vincent, the FT's personal finance editor, puts these and other questions to guests including Anthony Bolton, Britain's best fund manager.

FT Money Show update, 24 March 2009

Mar 24, 2009 00:14:29


Alice Ross talks to Ian Armitage of HgCapital, a private equity group with $2.4bn of funds under management, about private equity investment trusts.

FT Money Show, 20 March 2009

Mar 19, 2009 00:25:15


Could Lord Turner's bank regulation proposals make it harder to get a mortgage? And also, which cyclical stocks are on the road to recovery?

FT Money Show, 12 March 2009

Mar 12, 2009 00:29:28


Gordon Brown hints at future tax breaks for savers - but what can you do in the next three weeks? How safe is your money when it's not in a bank? Plus, a reader's question answered: how to invest money for your grandchildren?

FT Money Show update, 11 March 2009

Mar 11, 2009 00:14:00


Matthew Vincent talks to Colin Dickie at Barclays Wealth about the risks and returns of structured products

FT Money Show update, 9 March 2009

Mar 9, 2009 00:14:47


A listener's question answered: How to invest money for your grandchildren?

FT Money Show

Mar 5, 2009 00:19:51


How the Bank rate cut and quantitative easing affect you; improving your pension deal; and smart inheritance tax planning

FT Money Show

Feb 27, 2009 00:25:56


What Northern Rock extra lending means; is it time to invest in India? and judging the safety of SIPPS

FT Money Show update, 25 Feb 2009

Feb 25, 2009 00:12:41


Are SIPPs as safe as personal pensions? A listener's question answered

FT Money Show update, 23 Feb 2009

Feb 23, 2009 00:12:28


How will Northern Rock's increased lending affect borrowers?

FT Money show, 20 February 2009

Feb 20, 2009 00:27:52


As savings rates fall further, we have some top tips on squeezing the most from your cash

FT Money Show update, 18 Feb 2009

Feb 18, 2009 00:13:23


What should you do with your shares in Lloyds TSB and other banks?

FT Money Show update, 19 Feb 2009

Feb 18, 2009 00:12:38


Can defensive stocks protect your portfolio?

FT Money Show, 13 February 2009

Feb 13, 2009 00:25:45


How to keep your cash up with inflation

FT Money Show, 6 February 2009

Feb 6, 2009 00:20:31


Another UK rate cut, but why aren't new mortgages going lower?

FT Money Show, 30 January 2009

Jan 30, 2009 00:31:23


A warning on the employer threat to company pensions

FT Money Show update, 29 Jan 2009

Jan 29, 2009 00:15:18


A pension freeze - could employers stop contributing to company pensions?

FT Money Show Update, 28 Jan 2009

Jan 28, 2009 00:14:56


Unemployment insurance premiums are on the rise, and the criteria for eligibility are being tightened. Josephine Cumbo finds out why from the Association of British Insurers

FT Money Show Update, 27 Jan 2009

Jan 27, 2009 00:11:53


With instant access savings accounts so low, a new internet site offers to auction your precious cash to the bidder with the best rates. Will it work? and is it safe?

FT Money Show, 23 January 2009

Jan 23, 2009 00:20:00


What the second bank bail-out means for savings, mortgages and shares

FT Money Show, 16 January 2009

Jan 16, 2009 00:20:21


Are financial companies tackling soaring complaints?

FT Money Show, 8 January 2009

Jan 8, 2009 00:25:43


UK interest rates are cut to their lowest, but will your mortgage be cheaper?

FT Money Show: End of Year Special

Dec 18, 2008 00:20:01


The FT Money Show team reflect on the highs and lows of personal finance in a tumultuous 2008, and look ahead to the prospects in a difficult 2009 for mortgages, savings and shares.

FT Money Show, 12 December 2008

Dec 11, 2008 00:24:35


Loan rates fall, but can you get the headline deals?

FT Money Show, 5 December 2008

Dec 4, 2008 00:25:40


How low can rates go? Will your lender pass on the Bank of England cut?

FT Money Show on pre-Budget report

Nov 27, 2008 00:20:04


Could salary sacrifice mean less to pay for high earners?

FT Money Show, PBR special, 24 November 2008

Nov 24, 2008 00:22:10


Who are the winners and losers from the new measures announced by Alistair Darling in today's pre-Budget report? Matthew Vincent talks to three tax experts about the tax increases for high earners, pension contributions, tax credits and the benefits available to small businesses

FT Money Show, 20 November 2008

Nov 21, 2008 00:27:57


Why millions may not have enough equity to remortgage their home

FT Money Show, 13 November 2008

Nov 13, 2008 00:26:30


Why there are now opportunities to cut your inheritance bill? After the interest rate cut, can you still get a cheap tracker-rate mortgage? Plus, some good news amid the bad news about investing in funds.

FT Money Show, 6 November 2008

Nov 6, 2008 00:22:07


Will the base rate cut really be good news for borrowers?

FT Money Show, 30 October 2008

Oct 30, 2008 00:10:53


Can you help your home hold its value in the property crash?

FT Money Show, 23 October 2008

Oct 23, 2008 00:26:29


Frozen in Iceland: what are the chances of getting your offshore savings back?

FT Money Show, 16 October 2008

Oct 16, 2008 00:45:49


As the dust settles, how the UK bank bail-out affects you

FT Money Show, 9 October 2008

Oct 9, 2008 00:25:31


What the bank rescue package means for savings, mortgages and investments

FT Money show, 2 October 2008

Oct 2, 2008 00:26:42


With confidence in banks so low that they won't lend to each other, what hope do borrowers in the UK have of getting an affordable mortgage? Is this the end of the line for buy-to-let morgages? Plus: How badly have pension funds been hit by falling equity markets and what should investors do?

FT Money show, 25 September 2008

Sep 25, 2008 00:28:55


Where can investors find safety in the financial storm? Mortgage rates rise again - and it's not just first time buyers being priced out of the market. Plus: good news and bad news on tax free savings

Money Show 18 September

Sep 18, 2008 00:26:55


A special edition of the money show, focusing on the effects of the financial crisis on savers, mortgage-holders and shareholders.

Money Show 11 September 2008

Sep 11, 2008 00:25:29


Have UK shares bounced off the bottom?

Money Show 4 September 2008

Sep 4, 2008 00:26:22


With house price indices diverging, which is the most reliable? Plus - one analyst calls the end of the equities bear market, and how to safeguard your inheritance

Money Show 28 August 2008

Aug 28, 2008 00:25:52


Did you know that if your bank loses your data, you might be entitled to compensation just for the stress?

Money Show 21 August 2008

Aug 21, 2008 00:25:54


Should you transfer your 'contracted out' pension fund?

Money Show 14 August 2008

Aug 14, 2008 00:24:55


Should investors start reinvesting in the US?

Money Show 7 August 2008

Aug 7, 2008 00:24:56


Could stamp duty concessions kickstart the housing market?

Money Show 31 July 2008

Jul 31, 2008 00:23:00


Summer is heating up savings rates again

Money Show 24 July 2008

Jul 24, 2008 00:26:00


Has the housing market hit rock bottom?

Money Show 18 July 2008

Jul 18, 2008 00:30:29


The winners and losers from the Santander bid for Alliance and Leicester

Money Show 11 July 2008

Jul 10, 2008 00:11:15


As expected the Bank of England has held base rates at 5%, so why are mortgage rates still moving all over the place?

Money Show 4 July 2008

Jul 4, 2008 00:11:17


The rights and wrongs of bank's share issues: should you part with more cash?

Money Show 27 June 2008

Jun 27, 2008 00:34:45


Housing market - with mortgage rates rising out of step with base rates, can it still be cheaper to buy than rent?

FT Money show, 20 June 2008

Jun 20, 2008 00:38:18


This week: Savings rates of 7 per cent - but is it any good if inflation is rising? Investing in India - still a good idea? How a postcode lottery is shaking up the pensions market; plus building society mergers.

FT Money show, 13 June 2008

Jun 13, 2008 00:35:51


Inflation - how much of a threat is it to fund investors, and what are fund managers doing about it?

FT Money show, 6 June 2008

Jun 6, 2008 00:25:14


In this week's show: Bradford & Bingley - is the buy-to-let lender an investment in ruins or an investment opportunity? Mortgage rates - why the best deals are to be found not on the high street but in the oak-panelled halls of the private banks; why a so-called variable annuity can actually give you more certainty in retirement; and good and bad news on managing your credit card bills.

FT Money show, 30 May 2008

May 30, 2008 00:35:36


In this week's show: Happy Tax Freedom Day - the day we stop working for the government and start for ourselves - but could it be earlier in the year? Coping with redundancy; Driven to drink - how to trade wine futures; and good news and bad news on savings rates.

FT Money show, 23 May 2008

May 23, 2008 00:34:30


In this week's show: unfair bank charges - will compensation ever come? Emerging markets: is it easier or safer to invest in them through UK blue chips? Volatile markets - why it's better to be in than out; and good news and bad news on cash-backs that cut the cost of travel

FT Money show, 16 May 2008

May 16, 2008 00:38:15


In this week's show: inflation is up but income tax is down - what do this week's announcements mean for borrowers and savers; House prices aren't all falling - we look at areas on the up; Pension investors - the unlikely winners in the credit crunch? And good news and bad news on making payments in euros.

FT Money show, 9 May 2008

May 9, 2008 00:34:20


Why borrowers are struggling to find standard variable rate mortgages with no fee; a positive return every month and 10% a year - Nicola Horlick on a fund manager's secrets; how to avoid 40% inheritance tax; and some good news and bad news on regular saving.

FT Money show, 2 May 2008

May 2, 2008 00:26:25


Why aren't savings rates going down? How to be a private currency trader; Asian equity markets - are they a good diversification strategy? Plus good news and bad news on Peps and Isas.

FT Money show, 25 April 2008

Apr 25, 2008 00:28:16


This week: 50 billion from the Bank of England, but will it make any difference to mortgages? Putting property into your pension - is it still a good idea? Why we are so bad at making decisions, and what we can do about it - a behavioural psychologist explains. Plus the good news and bad news on using credit cards abroad.

FT Money show, 18 April 2008 - Mortgage special

Apr 18, 2008 00:31:44


In this week's show: long-term fixed rates - will government action make them cheaper? Buy-to-let mortgages - are they still a good idea as house prices fall? European property - can you hedge against costly euro mortgages?

FT Money show, 11 April 2008

Apr 11, 2008 00:35:41


In this week's show: Mortgages - who benefits from the rate cut? Water - is it really 'blue gold' for investors? Commercial property - legal threats over fund lock-ins

FT Money show, 4 April 2008

Apr 4, 2008 00:32:28


In this week's show: housing market - how the mortgage squeeze is cutting asking prices; Agricultural commodities - what's the best way to invest as prices fall? Emerging markets - why New Star is launching a new India fund

FT Money show, 28 March 2008

Mar 28, 2008 00:24:09


In this week's show: UK mortgage upheaval - are people looking for alternative property investments abroad? The good news and bad news on equity ISAs. Plus, a long view of the markets.

FT Money show, 21 March 2008

Mar 21, 2008 00:34:42


In this week's show: Bank shares or bank account - should you take the risk, or take 6 per cent? Executive pensions - how to switch plans and keep benefits? Emerging markets funds - can they keep on growing?

FT Money show 14 March 2008

Mar 14, 2008 00:28:49


In this week's Budget 2008 special: Enterprise investment schemes - why they're even more tax efficient? Stamp duty and mortgages - where was the help for homebuyers? 'Sin' taxes on tobacco and alcohol - how it helps with life insurance?

FT Money show, 7 March 2008

Mar 7, 2008 00:33:12


In this week's show: Income investments - which are most tax-efficient in an Isa? Free financial advice - what will the new government proposals offer? Inflation-proof savings - why an RPI-linked Isa is a market-beater

FT Money show, 29 February 2008

Feb 29, 2008 00:33:23


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FT Money show, 22 February 2008

Feb 22, 2008 00:33:09


Guaranteed savings: why Northern Rock is safer than foreign banks; Tax-efficient investments - what Enterprise Investment Schemes offer; Star fund managers - who performs the best in volatile markets

FT Money show, 15 February 2008

Feb 15, 2008 00:36:58


This week: tax rules and U-turns - the latest on tax planning for investors in individual savings accounts (Isas), and for non-doms with offshore trusts; commodities - how to profit from falling oil, gold and crop prices; and overseas banks - where to find savings rates of 6.5 per cent

FT Money show, 8 February 2008

Feb 8, 2008 00:27:18


This week: Another interest-rate cut - why it's not all bad news for savers, or good news for all borrowers; Investment funds - how to profit from shipping, food and pop music; and green investments - what are the prospects for clean energy?

FT Money show, 1 February 2008

Feb 1, 2008 00:39:27


In this week's show: Savings rates - guess who is offering 6.99 per cent with instant access? Buy-to-let property - can rising yields offset slow price growth? And pension investments - do volatile markets put retirement at risk?

FT Money show, 25 January 2008

Jan 25, 2008 00:37:56


In this week's show: Market falls and recession fears: how they affect your finances; Exchange-traded tracker funds: is now the time to invest? Tax planning: what the new rules mean for offshore trusts.

FT Money show, 18 January 2008

Jan 18, 2008 00:34:39


In this week's show: Commercial property - the professional vultures are swooping on cheap assets but what should private investors do? Is it too late to join the gold rush? Tips on making self assessment less painful; The good and bad news of 0 per cent credit cards.

FT Money show, 11 January 2008

Jan 11, 2008 00:30:24


In this week's show: savings and loan deals: the best of the bank 'sales'; shares and currencies: the effects of a weaker pound; venture capital: the changes to the risks and rewards.

FT Money show, 21 December 2007

Dec 21, 2007 00:36:36


In this week's show: market predictions for 2008: forecasts for shares and house prices; commercial property funds - discounts and buying opportunities; plus smarter ways to switch gas and electricity suppliers

FT Money show, 14 December 2007

Dec 14, 2007 00:31:00


In this week's show: Markets outlook: is the rally over, and what will 2008 bring? Savings rates: how to get 8 per cent, even as rates fall; Mortgage insurance: a new scheme to protect homeowners

FT Money show, 7 December 2007

Dec 7, 2007 00:32:27


In this week's show: Cash deposits: should you move into cash, in spite of the rate cut? Actively-managed funds: are they a better bet than 'quant' funds? Wealth secrets: how to learn them through social networking

FT Money show, 30 November 2007

Nov 30, 2007 00:33:24


In this week's show: insuring against falling house prices: what homeowners can do now; Getting out of commercial property: should fund investors sell up? Plus: investing in a Sipp: is a 'full' pension or a low-cost plan better?

FT Money Show 23 November 2007

Nov 23, 2007 00:26:51


In this week's show: Residential property: why buyers are resorting to 'gazundering' again. Tax-efficient investments: which is better - a pension or an Isa? Lower-cost funds: how investors benefit from a GBP300m VAT rebate.

FT Money Show 16 November 2007

Nov 16, 2007 00:34:06


In this week's show: The credit crunch hits Christmas: why card issuers are behaving like Ebenezer Scrooge with their credit limits. The gold rush: forget the yellow stuff - platinum is exciting some investors right now. The end of private equity? Is a lack of cheap borrowing facilities limiting the opportunities for private investors? Plus good news and bad news for cash-back deals.

FT Money show, 9 November 2007

Nov 9, 2007 00:36:55


In this week's show: Bank shares: should investors sell or hold, as the credit crisis rolls on? Exchange traded funds: how new funds do more than track an index. Emerging markets: Dr Mark Mobius goes in search of small caps

FT Money show, 2 November 2007

Nov 2, 2007 00:31:56


In this week's show: Will the chancellor do a U-turn on capital gains tax changes? Should private investors buy into agricultural commodities? Is buy-to-let still a good investment as the housing market slows?

FT Money show. 26 Oct 2007

Oct 26, 2007 00:33:17


This week: pension planning: How a flexible annuity can deliver a higher income; inheritance tax: What to leave to your children - and how; Sharedealing and spread-betting: How the European 'Mifid' regulations will affect you, when they come into force in November

FT Money Show, 19 Oct 2007

Oct 19, 2007 00:29:46


This week: is it time to get out of commercial property, as property prices and fund values fall? will the regulatory shake-up of financial advice give you a better deal? and some good and bad news on mortgage rates.

FT Money Show, 12 Oct 2007

Oct 12, 2007 00:29:07


This week: Pre-budget report special - what chancellor Darling's changes to inheritance tax and capital gains tax will mean for you.

FT Money Show, 5 Oct 2007

Oct 5, 2007 00:26:17


This week: ethical funds - how to check if you might be invested in Burma; mixed news on cashback cards; and a guide to timing investments in collective funds.

FT Money Show, 28 September 2007

Sep 28, 2007 00:29:31


This week: should you rely on private medical insurance or NHS provision? mixed news on credit cards; and the pros and cons of split capital invesment trusts.

FT Money Show, 21 September 2007

Sep 21, 2007 00:26:25


This week: a guide to low-cost trackers in uncertain markets; planning tips for your tax return; and mixed news for First Direct customers.

FT Money show, 14 September 2007

Sep 14, 2007 00:25:58


In this week's show: the best use of cash when savings rates top 7 per cent; How your postcode can affect your pension income. Plus where to find car insurance quotes you can trust

FT Money show, 7 September 2007

Sep 7, 2007 00:27:14


In this week's show: why banks are taking a closer look at who they are lending to; new ways to profit from oil prices, as shares remain volatile; plus how writing a will can save you tax - and benefit your pet

FT Money show, 31 August 2007

Aug 31, 2007 00:28:55


This week: what???s the best place to invest a child trust fund? How parents and investors can buy into student property, plus why late payment of tax bills is now even more costly

FT Money show, 24 August 2007

Aug 24, 2007 00:24:42


This week: is releasing equity from your home really a good idea? The latest developments on the expansion of home information packs; How new regulations will affect smaller financial advisers

FT Money Show, 17 Aug 2007

Aug 17, 2007 00:23:40


This week:tips on how to make and save money; which way mortgage rates are heading; and how you can pass on assets to future generations without passing on exorbitant tax and good news - bad news.

FT Money Show, 10 Aug 2007

Aug 10, 2007 00:27:47


This week: is this really the end of mortgage exit fees? how paying on a card abroad can cost you dear; the rise in insurance premiums after the recent floods; and will investment boards stick to their pledges to buy back shares?

FT Money show, 3 August 2007

Aug 3, 2007 00:27:44


In this week's show: Do hedge funds really protect against market volatility? Why the OFT is taking banks to court over charges; and is now the time to snap up a place in the sun?

FT Money show, 27 July 2007

Jul 27, 2007 00:23:23


In this week's show: Is the UK's love affair with commercial property over? Do widening investment trust discounts signal a buying opportunity? plus save tax and ease your conscience with charitable giving

FT Money show, 20 July 2007

Jul 20, 2007 00:26:22


This week the Money Show clears up the confusion about self-invested personal pensions or SIPPS; examines the pros and cons of 25-year mortgages; asks if consumers should be investing in pharmaceutical stocks; and looks at the impact of the strong pound on investing in the US.

FT Money show, 13 July 2007

Jul 13, 2007 00:21:28


This week: How green is your wallet? We look at the eco credentials of bank accounts and credit cards; and the price of property funds.

FT Money show, 6 July 2007

Jul 6, 2007 00:25:35


This week: how to protect your property against flood damage. Is the bottom falling out of the buy-to-let market? Plus divorce at the supermarket - is there anything that Tescos won't sell?

FT Money show, 29 June 2007

Jun 29, 2007 00:20:37


This week: how to get a piece of the private equity action. The Chinese bubble - what would a stock market correction mean for emerging market funds? Plus the latest money news, including the pros and cons of switching current accounts.

FT Money show, 22 June 2007

Jun 22, 2007 00:26:56


Matthew Vincent, editor of Investors Chronicle, presents the long and short of long-short funds. Can investing in climate change make a difference to the planet and your pocket? And how giving up smoking can cut the cost of your insurance.

FT Money show, 15 June 2007

Jun 15, 2007 00:24:49


Robert Budden, the FT's personal finance editor, and Matthew Vincent, edior of Investors Chronicle on whether bonds now are a good buy; Do 100 per cent mortgages make sense; The Zopa lending model unravelled.

FT Money show, 8 June 2007

Jun 8, 2007 00:39:41


This week: Protecting your home for less, looking after your profits plus advice on how to insure your art collection.

FT Money show, 1 June 2007

Jun 1, 2007 00:23:55


This week: Cheaper mobile calls from abroad, lower-cost pensions, and shareholder perks

FT Money show, 25 May 2007

May 25, 2007 00:23:13


With mortgage rates rising, are buy-to-let properties still a good investment? How green is your car insurance? A look at carbon neutral cover. Plus commission rates and your pension: advice on income drawdown.

FT Money show, 18 May 2007

May 18, 2007 00:18:32


In this week's show: how to get more bang from your holiday buck; are interest rate hikes hurting the property market? And, 10 years on, should you hold onto shares in former building societies?

FT Money show, 11 May 2007

May 11, 2007 00:23:58


This week: when interest rates rise why do savings rates lag so far behind? How much should your investment in ISAs have grown? And are the yields from bond funds and commercial property funds still attractive?

FT Money show, 04 May 2007

May 4, 2007 00:19:27


This week: the true cost of estate agents' free home information packs; Should you switch energy supplier? Why stockbrokers are turning to spread betting. Plus split capital investment trusts demystified.

FT Money show, 20 April 2007

Apr 20, 2007 00:22:52


In the first FT Money programme: why rattling windows, amongst other things, could cost you money; one of the UK's most successful fund managers launches a new product - at the age of 78; and listeners and readers questions on building society windfalls.