FT Money Show

FT Money Show

United Kingdom

The FT Money Show brings you engaging and insightful coverage of the week’s major personal finance issues. Jonathan Eley and his team of FT journalists dissect the news with the help of leading industry commentators and discuss how the latest events will affect you and your pocket. From pensions to private equity, building society accounts to bank shares, the Money Show tackles difficult topics in an entertaining and informative way. The FT Money Show is produced by Lucy Warwick-Ching


The return of inflation  

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?  

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  

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  

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  

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  

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?  

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  

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  

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?  

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?  

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  

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  

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  

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?  

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  

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  

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?  

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  

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  

Presenter Claer Barrett and asset management experts discuss the multitude of charges taken out of our investment funds, workplace pensions and SIPPs

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