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

  • The ‘silver squeeze’ on retirement hopes

    The ‘silver squeeze’ on retirement hopes

    19/06/2020 Duration: 15min

    If you’re thinking of taking early retirement - don’t. That’s the blunt assessment from financial advisers on both sides of the Atlantic, who fear that volatility on the stock markets - not to mention pressures within the jobs market - will be a toxic combination for those in their 50s and 60s who are planning to retire. FT Money Show presenter Claer Barrett and guests discuss the practical steps investors can take to secure a better future.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Growth vs value investing: the gap widens 

    Growth vs value investing: the gap widens 

    11/06/2020 Duration: 10min

    Crisis? What crisis? On Monday, investors in the main US stock market index, would have been up on the year as the S&P 500, incredibly, regained the group lost to the coronavirus. FT Money show presenter Claer Barrett talks to special guest Merryn Somerset Webb about how globally, markets are getting their mojo back thanks to huge amounts of government stimulus, and big US tech companies like Amazon and Netflix have prospered under lockdown conditions - showing that yet again, investing for growth has trumped investing for value. But how long can it go on for - and should investors fear a second slump?     See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • How to give money to your children during the pandemic 

    How to give money to your children during the pandemic 

    04/06/2020 Duration: 12min

    There’s nothing like a global pandemic to remind people of their own mortality and coronavirus has sent individuals rushing to get their financial affairs in order. In this week's FT Money show presenter Lucy Warwick-Ching talks to guests - Julia Cox, partner at Charles Russell Speechlys and Ian Dyall, head of estate planning at Tilney - about how best to pass money down the generations. From trusts to family investment companies, or regular gifts out of income - how can you give your children or grandchildren money without being hit by high taxes? We discuss the issues.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Can I get my money back for cancelled flights?

    Can I get my money back for cancelled flights?

    28/05/2020 Duration: 19min

    FT Money presenter Claer Barrett talks to FT columnists Michael Skapinker and Lindsay Cook about the issues travellers are experiencing, which airlines appear to be the best and worst and how UK listeners can go directly to their credit or debit card provider to request a refund for cancelled flights and holidays.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Will UK taxes have to rise to pay for the pandemic? 

    Will UK taxes have to rise to pay for the pandemic? 

    21/05/2020 Duration: 19min

    Will UK taxes go up in the near future? A leaked Treasury document shows the government is pondering some taxing questions. In this week's FT Money Show podcast Claer Barrett and guests discuss what could happen - and when. Plus, financial planning is a topic we know many of you are turning to under lockdown - Michael Martin from Seven Investment Management gives some tips on what to prioritise.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Shoring up your personal finances  

    Shoring up your personal finances  

    14/05/2020 Duration: 22min

    As the chancellor commits to spending billions more on support packages for workers and companies, FT Money presenter Claer Barrett and experts explain what you could claim. Next up on the show, maths teacher and TV personality Bobby Seagull talks about this year’s National Numeracy Day - an opportunity for people of all ages to boost their numeracy and money management skills.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Learning about money and rich peoples problems

    Learning about money and rich people's problems

    07/05/2020 Duration: 18min

    Claer Barrett and Lucy Warwick-Ching discuss covert and overt ways to interest children in learning about money, and columnist James Max reveals that his biggest problem during the lockdown has been keeping his house clean without his regular cleaner.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Investing through the crisis

    Investing through the crisis

    30/04/2020 Duration: 14min

    Claer Barrett explores some of the biggest issues facing small investors with investment columnist Merryn Somerset Webb and Fidelity’s Maike Currie.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • What you should do if your company wants to cut your pay

    What you should do if your company wants to cut your pay

    23/04/2020 Duration: 25min

    There are lots of pressures on household budgets at the current time, but experts on the FT Money show are here to guide you through it. On this week's podcast we’re going to be talking about worker’s rights if companies want to cut their pay; whether you should take a ‘payment holiday on your mortgage’, and how to get a refund on a holiday you can no longer take - our Money Mentor Lindsay Cook is here to help. And with children at home, we’ve also got ideas to inspire them to learn more about money matters - and there’s even a competition parents can enter for sharing their best ideas.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Individual Savings Accounts - could these tax free wrappers take over from pensions as our preferred savings vehicle?

    Individual Savings Accounts - could these tax free wrappers take over from pensions as our preferred savings vehicle?

    19/03/2020 Duration: 10min

    Could Isas overtake pensions as the UK's tax-saving vehicle of choice? The tax benefits of pensions have been steadily eroded over the past decade but at the same time, Isas have been coming into their own. Most people approaching retirement today will rely on a combination of pensions and Isa income. In this week's show, FT Money Show presenter Claer Barrett takes a break from covering the coronavirus and what it means for your money, and interviews the FT's Money Mentor columnist about why investors like Isas so much and how these investments compare to pensions.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • UK Budget, coronavirus planning and crashing stockmarkets

    UK Budget, coronavirus planning and crashing stockmarkets

    13/03/2020 Duration: 25min

    It's been a week of shock and awe for UK investors. Wednesday started with an emergency interest rate cut from the BoE. New chancellor Rishi Sunak then delivered a Budget full of emergency "first aid" measures to help workers, the self employed and small businesses survive the crisis - and some very unexpected news for wealthy pension savers. And in the meantime - stock markets around the world continue to experience deep falls as central banks work out how to respond to the coronavirus.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Campaign for clear pension charges, how the coronavirus has hit stock markets and coal fires

    Campaign for clear pension charges, how the coronavirus has hit stock markets and coal fires

    05/03/2020 Duration: 30min

    Join our campaign for clear pension charges - FT Money has been exploring the impossibility of comparing the costs of drawdown plans. The FT is calling on the pensions and advise industry to be transparent about charges to help people to shop around. In this week's show, FT Money Show presenter Claer Barrett interviews o the FT's pensions expert about our campaign. Next up, the spread of the coronavirus has given world stock markets a nasty turn - FT Moneys' new investment reporter, Madison Darbyshire, talks about how investors are reacting. And finally, to cheer listeners up a bit - James Max, our Rich People's Problems columnist is here to discuss a burning issue - the government's proposed ban on coal fires.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Split mortgages, scams, and free money for childcare

    Split mortgages, scams, and free money for childcare

    27/02/2020 Duration: 27min

    Do you want to find out how to do the splits on your mortgage? FT Money Show presenter Claer Barrett is not talking about stretching yourself, but instead, how thousands of borrowers are finding their mortgage lender is flexible enough to give them more than one type of mortgage. Next up, nearly a million people reported scam calls, texts or emails from criminals posing as UK tax authority HMRC last year - we tell you how to protect yourself. And finally, despite the rising cost of childcare, statistics show a million parents are not claiming for the tax free childcare they are entitled to - are you one of them?  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Finance on Instagram: whats not to like?

    Finance on Instagram: what's not to like?

    20/02/2020 Duration: 30min

    The "Instagram generation" are more famous for sharing consumption-driven images than being savvy with money - but the social media platform is increasingly providing the "inspo" for young people looking to save money, learn to budget, start investing or get out of debt. Presenter Claer Barrett talks to FT Money writer Katharine Gemmell and FT columnist Jason Butler.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Pensions tax relief, Winter fuel allowance and Britains house prices

    Pensions tax relief, Winter fuel allowance and Britain's house prices

    13/02/2020 Duration: 24min

    Is time running out for pensions tax relief? Chancellor Sajid Javid is reported to be considering a major shake-up of pensions at the Budget in a months time. The FT's pensions correspondent Josephine Cumbo talks to FT Money editor Claer Barrett about what form this could take. Next up, we debate the value of the Winter Fuel Allowance for wealthy pensioners. And finally, our resident property guru James Pickford on how the next property cycle could turn out.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Pensions advice, new overdraft rules and Latin terms in the investment world

    Pensions advice, new overdraft rules and Latin terms in the investment world

    06/02/2020 Duration: 24min

    Have you been mis-sold pensions advice? FT Money Show presenter Claer Barrett talks to the FT's pensions expert Josephine Cumbo about the suitability of financial advice in relation to retirement planning. Next up on the show we discuss how the new bank overdraft rules could affect you. And finally, does your financial adviser speak your language? FT columnist Moira O'Neill has spoken out against the widespread use of Latin terms in the investment world - should it be allowed to continue ad infinitum?     See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Stock picking competition, how to get a pay rise and company pensions

    Stock picking competition, how to get a pay rise and company pensions

    30/01/2020 Duration: 22min

    Could your stock picking skills beat the market this year? In this week's FT Money Show podcast presenter Claer Barrett talks to FT Markets reporter Robert Smith about the results of our 2019 contest between readers and FT journalists. Plus we give you details of how to enter this year's competition. Next up, January's nearly over but you still have another 11 months to make good on your New Year's resolutions. If you had resolved to get a pay rise or sort out your pension this year, keep listening as help is at hand.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • The $1.6tn US student debt nightmare 

    The $1.6tn US student debt nightmare 

    23/01/2020 Duration: 12min

    Student debt in the US is crippling millions of Americans. Last year the amount students owed came to a total of $1.6tn - that's 8 per cent of the country's national income. This week we hear from one of the 45m students paying back debts to the government. FT Money Show presenter Lucy Warwick-Ching talks to FT reporter Alice Kantor about why university is so expensive in the US compared to the UK and whether there is anything that can be done about it.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Pensions tax relief, buy to let and buying a new car

    Pensions tax relief, buy to let and buying a new car

    16/01/2020 Duration: 26min

    The well-advised wealthy are worrying that pensions benefits could be cut. FT Money Show presenter Claer Barrett asks the FT's pensions expert for the details. Next up we discuss whether it's better to invest in buy to let or a holiday let? And if you're thinking of buying a new car you might change your mind about how you finance it after you listen to this podcast.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Has Harry Potter been a wizard with his finances 

    Has Harry Potter been a wizard with his finances 

    09/01/2020 Duration: 19min

    Harry Potter will turn 40 in the year 2020, but has he been a wizard with his finances? Presenter James Pickford speculates on his fictional fortune with Moira O’Neill, head of personal finance at Interactive investor - plus we look at the financial impact of a Dry January, and where to find the best deals on gym membership.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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