Ft Money Show

Synopsis

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

Episodes

  • Inheritance tax rules, confusion over freelance tax payments and investing in fine wines

    Inheritance tax rules, confusion over freelance tax payments and investing in fine wines

    18/07/2019 Duration: 19min

    Inheritance tax rules are due for a shake up - FT Money editor Claer Barrett asks whether efforts to simplify the system can ever shake off its claim to be "Britain's most hated tax"? Next, experts discuss whether the IR35 tax rules are flawed or not. And finally, Alan Livsey, the FT's wine buff talks about an investment that is literally liquid - fine wine.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Does your state pension add up?

    Does your state pension add up?

    11/07/2019 Duration: 30min

    Millions have used a government website to check their state pension, only to find they have missing years of National Insurance contributions. Presenter Claer Barrett and guests discuss what can be done, plus experts debate the future for inheritance tax and whether the cap on high cost credit should be extended.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Retirement homes, mobile phone bills and tennis club membership

    Retirement homes, mobile phone bills and tennis club membership

    04/07/2019 Duration: 20min

    Retirement property has a reputation for being a rip off, but several large operators claim to have reinvented the model. The FT's Money Mentor columnist Lindsay Cook joins Claer Barrett to discuss the issues. Next up, is your mobile phone a drain on your finances? Guy Anker from MoneySavingExpert tells us how. And finally, listeners hear from the FT's Rich People's Problems experts about the controversy surrounding his local tennis club.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Facebank, financial scams and shareholder rights

    'Facebank', financial scams and shareholder rights

    27/06/2019 Duration: 17min

    Facebook plans to shake up the finance world with a new digital currency called Libra - we hear about its pros and cons. Next up, we discover what Moll Flanders, the literary anti-heroine, can tell us about modern day bank fraud. And finally we find out how smaller shareholders can stand up for their rights.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Mid-life financial MOT, credit card debts and Britains growing tax gap

    Mid-life financial MOT, credit card debts and Britain's growing tax gap

    20/06/2019 Duration: 17min

    Do you find yourself stumped by questions about how much to put towards your mortgage payment versus your investments? It may be time for a midlife financial MOT. Presenter James Pickford talks to FT reporter Lucy Warwick-Ching about why advisers are targeting people in their forties and fifties. Next, we speak to a woman who cleared credit card debt to the tune of £16,000. And finally, we discuss what's behind Britain's growing tax gap.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • The true cost of regulation, how to manage our spending habits and new payment card measures

    The true cost of regulation, how to manage our spending habits and new payment card measures

    13/06/2019 Duration: 17min

    How much are you really paying in your taxes to regulate the banks? Presenter James Pickford talks to Paul Lewis, Moneybox presenter about how much it costs to make sure the financial services industry doesn't break the rules. Next, we tell you how to keep your money plans on the straight and narrow. And finally, FT Money Mentor Lindsay Cook sings the praises of a payment card measure that is little promoted by banks but can be extremely effective for consumers.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Neil Woodford, YouTube millionaires and Rich Peoples Problems

    Neil Woodford, YouTube millionaires and Rich People's Problems

    06/06/2019 Duration: 19min

    Neil Woodford, the star fund manager who launched his own equity fund five years ago, was forced to halt withdrawals from his Equity Income fund last week - FT Money's deputy editor talks to investment reporter Kate Beioley about what went wrong. Next up, listeners hear how to become a Youtube millionaires, and what your choice of wristwatch says about you.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Barbie turns 60 - but how big is her pension?

    Barbie turns 60 - but how big is her pension?

    30/05/2019 Duration: 15min

    Barbie has had more than 200 careers over the past 60 years, including an astronaut, news anchor, fashion model and pop star. But what financial challenges does she face as she heads towards the Barbie Retirement Dream Home? Presenter Claer Barrett talks to Moira O'Neill of Interactive Investor and Michael Martin of Seven Investment Management, plus they debate common problems with inheritance tax and how to avoid a holiday rip-off.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Wealth managers, switching pension providers and where Britains wealthy live

    Wealth managers, switching pension providers and where Britain's wealthy live

    23/05/2019 Duration: 17min

    How are the UK's wealth managers tackling market turbulence? James Pickford, deputy FT Money editor, talks to Alice Ross about how the private banking industry is reacting to the changing needs of its clients. Plus - we delve into the reasons why some customers are waiting months to have their investments moved from one pension provider to another. And finally, where do Britain's wealthy live?   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  •  National numeracy day - women and maths

    National numeracy day - women and maths

    15/05/2019 Duration: 27min

    In honour of National Numeracy Day we're looking at why so many women say they're less confident with numbers than men - and why this is a myth we're keen to bust. Bobby Seagull, the FT columnist and possibly Britain's most famous maths teacher joins presenter Claer Barrett to crunch the numbers. Next up Mike Ellicock, chief executive of the National Numeracy charity on the latest numbers quiz. And finally the founder of Boring Money draws some parallels between an aversion to maths and a lack of confidence to invest.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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

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

    09/05/2019 Duration: 24min

    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.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • The Royal baby, women investors and inside the UKs debt crisis

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

    02/05/2019 Duration: 18min

    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.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Merryn Somerset Webb on the rise of ESG investments

    Merryn Somerset Webb on the rise of ESG investments

    25/04/2019 Duration: 21min

    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.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Maternity pay, online investors and the value of time

    Maternity pay, online investors and the value of time

    18/04/2019 Duration: 22min

    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.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • A mortgage milestone and what Brexit means for investors

    A mortgage milestone and what Brexit means for investors

    11/04/2019 Duration: 17min

    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.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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

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

    04/04/2019 Duration: 22min

    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.    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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

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

    28/03/2019 Duration: 12min

    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?  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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

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

    28/03/2019 Duration: 20min

    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.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Retirement planning, Help to buy and ageism in society

    Retirement planning, Help to buy and ageism in society

    14/03/2019 Duration: 15min

    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.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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

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

    07/03/2019 Duration: 28min

    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.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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