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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 Naomi Rovnick.
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Equity release, shoddy customer service and the rise in customer complaints

24:55 | May 9th

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

18:59 | May 2nd

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 stat...Show More
Merryn Somerset Webb on the rise of ESG investments

21:04 | Apr 25th

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...Show More
Maternity pay, online investors and the value of time

22:49 | Apr 18th

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 polic...Show More
A mortgage milestone and what Brexit means for investors

17:45 | Apr 11th

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 pe...Show More
The collapse of London Capital and Finance, climate change investing and buying a ski apartment

22:47 | Apr 4th

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

12:39 | Mar 28th

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 th...Show More
Financial advice for young people, crowdfunding and why Brexit has ruined my dinner parties

20:30 | Mar 28th

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 abo...Show More
Retirement planning, Help to buy and ageism in society

15:05 | Mar 14th

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 gove...Show More
Isa special: Everything you need to know about Individual Savings Accounts

28:31 | Mar 7th

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 I...Show More
Pension freedoms: the unintended consequences revealed

23:19 | Feb 28th

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 Pensio...Show More
How to crack your credit score

21:13 | Feb 21st

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 contac...Show More
The fight for our data, good news for renters and final salary pension problems

16:57 | Feb 14th

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 fintec...Show More
Six financial mistakes that women need to avoid

29:16 | Feb 7th

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

24:35 | Jan 31st

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

28:00 | Jan 24th

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 profess...Show More
Open Banking: what is it and how can you benefit from the new rules

13:40 | Jan 17th

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 o...Show More
A stock picking competition, dealing with post-christmas debt and collecting coins

24:58 | Jan 10th

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

24:40 | Jan 3rd

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

23:20 | Dec 20th, 2018

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 servi...Show More
Beyond Brexit, christmas lights for beards and the growing trend presents for teachers

21:13 | Dec 13th, 2018

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 ...Show More
Buying your first property, the pensions dashboard and private banking

26:17 | Dec 6th, 2018

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 Prob...Show More
What do you really think about financial advisers - and what do they say about you?

24:09 | Nov 29th, 2018

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 a...Show More
Black Friday bargains, women's pensions and investment trusts

15:38 | Nov 22nd, 2018

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

18:56 | Nov 15th, 2018

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

15:54 | Nov 8th, 2018

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?

15:13 | Nov 1st, 2018

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...Show More
Share incentive schemes and what you really think of financial advisers

16:06 | Oct 25th, 2018

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 t...Show More
Remortgaging your home, holding cash and getting more women to invest

18:25 | Oct 18th, 2018

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 sto...Show More
How to fight fraud, the oil price and putting the payday lenders out of business

18:25 | Oct 11th, 2018

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 n...Show More
Cannabis, stamp duty and gender financial differences

16:47 | Oct 4th, 2018

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

21:05 | Sep 27th, 2018

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 h...Show More
Is property still a good investment?

22:04 | Sep 20th, 2018

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

13:24 | Sep 13th, 2018

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

19:13 | Sep 6th, 2018

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 t...Show More
EIS investments, rising debt problems and Child Trust Funds

18:42 | Aug 30th, 2018

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

16:01 | Aug 23rd, 2018

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 ...Show More
Fraud - how can you avoid becoming the next victim?

21:51 | Aug 16th, 2018

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 worryi...Show More
What would a no-deal Brexit mean for your money?

20:57 | Aug 9th, 2018

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 tal...Show More
The maths of Love Island

18:29 | Aug 2nd, 2018

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

15:28 | Jul 26th, 2018

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...Show More
Train delays and commuter chaos: what are your rights?

16:19 | Jul 19th, 2018

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

16:47 | Jul 13th, 2018

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

18:38 | Jul 5th, 2018

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

15:09 | Jun 28th, 2018

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

17:50 | Jun 21st, 2018

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

18:28 | Jun 14th, 2018

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

16:26 | Jun 7th, 2018

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

14:21 | May 31st, 2018

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

16:54 | May 24th, 2018

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

17:38 | May 17th, 2018

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

18:33 | May 10th, 2018

FT Money editor Claer Barrett and guests discuss Britain's lack of numeracy skills, how much you need to save in retirement and why's young people can start investing for their future.
The future for inheritance tax, buying beach huts and launching a second career in your sixties

20:34 | May 3rd, 2018

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

14:08 | Apr 27th, 2018

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 invest...Show More
Valuable vinyl in the attic, the perils of investment cliches and the gambling habits of millennials

19:38 | Apr 19th, 2018

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 dan...Show More
Canal barges, personal service companies, and cryptocurrencies

20:11 | Apr 13th, 2018

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

16:34 | Apr 6th, 2018

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 W...Show More
Investing in pubs, house prices and growing your own vegetables

15:12 | Mar 29th, 2018

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

16:14 | Mar 22nd, 2018

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?

13:32 | Mar 15th, 2018

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 Beio...Show More
Female finance, Australian pensions and bank account fraud

19:52 | Mar 8th, 2018

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

12:22 | Mar 1st, 2018

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

13:23 | Feb 22nd, 2018

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 lea...Show More
Reusable coffee cups, Scottish income tax bands and compensation

16:48 | Feb 15th, 2018

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

13:07 | Feb 8th, 2018

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

15:39 | Feb 1st, 2018

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 membe...Show More
Bitcoin, retail shares and the financial risks of being female

23:31 | Jan 25th, 2018

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

26:55 | Jan 18th, 2018

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

15:03 | Jan 11th, 2018

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

14:26 | Jan 5th, 2018

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 Januar...Show More
Should investors buy Bitcoin?

16:07 | Dec 14th, 2017

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 i...Show More
Private education - spiraling costs, pupil discounts and how to get a scholarship

12:29 | Dec 7th, 2017

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 ho...Show More
Being fired, Budget reaction and rich people's problems

26:29 | Nov 30th, 2017

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

04:24 | Nov 22nd, 2017

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

18:12 | Nov 16th, 2017

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

21:43 | Nov 9th, 2017

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. Pl...Show More
UK property prices, self build and pension transfers

20:35 | Nov 2nd, 2017

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?

16:28 | Oct 25th, 2017

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

15:41 | Oct 19th, 2017

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?

15:14 | Oct 12th, 2017

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?

18:40 | Oct 5th, 2017

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 an...Show More
Millennial Money: FT writers give advice to today's 18 year olds

20:39 | Sep 28th, 2017

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?

19:12 | Sep 21st, 2017

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

17:19 | Sep 13th, 2017

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

20:30 | Sep 7th, 2017

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

20:19 | Aug 31st, 2017

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?

20:55 | Aug 24th, 2017

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?

21:28 | Aug 17th, 2017

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 troll...Show More
The titanium credit card - do you really need one?

14:08 | Aug 10th, 2017

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

20:04 | Aug 3rd, 2017

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

19:41 | Jul 27th, 2017

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...Show More
The ticking time-bomb of interest-only mortgages

15:01 | Jul 20th, 2017

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 patie...Show More
Should you invest in Venture Capital Trusts?

13:53 | Jul 13th, 2017

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 Luc...Show More
HMRC hunts down tax cheats

15:12 | Jul 6th, 2017

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 twi...Show More
Is your fund manager any good?

16:51 | Jun 29th, 2017

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

13:23 | Jun 22nd, 2017

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

12:56 | Jun 15th, 2017

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

22:22 | Jun 8th, 2017

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

15:49 | Jun 1st, 2017

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 scrappe...Show More
Merryn Somerset Webb on the social care U-turn

14:30 | May 25th, 2017

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 abl...Show More
Vanguard and the passive revolution

14:17 | May 18th, 2017

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 ...Show More
Property fraud is every landlord's nightmare

16:25 | May 10th, 2017

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?

14:52 | May 4th, 2017

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?

17:20 | Apr 27th, 2017

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?

21:02 | Apr 20th, 2017

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?

17:06 | Apr 13th, 2017

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?

19:49 | Apr 6th, 2017

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

16:06 | Mar 30th, 2017

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...Show More
Is car finance driving you to distraction?

12:15 | Mar 23rd, 2017

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?

14:47 | Mar 16th, 2017

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)

07:42 | Mar 9th, 2017

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?

21:12 | Mar 2nd, 2017

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?

17:56 | Feb 23rd, 2017

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?

15:19 | Feb 16th, 2017

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

12:57 | Feb 9th, 2017

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?

14:44 | Feb 1st, 2017

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 t...Show More
Should you invest like Warren Buffett?

17:06 | Jan 26th, 2017

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

13:47 | Jan 19th, 2017

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 inaug...Show More
What financial personality type are you?

16:39 | Jan 12th, 2017

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?

15:56 | Jan 5th, 2017

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 mo...Show More
The investment outlook for 2017

11:11 | Dec 15th, 2016

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

14:01 | Dec 8th, 2016

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 invest...Show More
The 12 Saves of Christmas

15:38 | Dec 1st, 2016

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...Show More
What will the Autumn Statement mean for your money?

07:02 | Nov 23rd, 2016

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

13:43 | Nov 17th, 2016

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...Show More
Trump wins: what is a private investor to do?

17:40 | Nov 10th, 2016

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 Al...Show More
Biometrics, hacking and your money

18:54 | Nov 3rd, 2016

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

18:09 | Oct 26th, 2016

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...Show More
The return of inflation

20:02 | Oct 19th, 2016

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?

15:37 | Oct 13th, 2016

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 ke...Show More
The perils of owning a period property

19:08 | Oct 6th, 2016

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

13:42 | Sep 29th, 2016

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 saf...Show More
Dragging pensions out of the Stone Age

14:04 | Sep 22nd, 2016

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

18:18 | Sep 15th, 2016

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?

13:41 | Sep 8th, 2016

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

17:43 | Sep 1st, 2016

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 ne...Show More
Teaching your children about money and wealth

11:01 | Aug 11th, 2016

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?

13:47 | Aug 3rd, 2016

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?

16:51 | Jul 28th, 2016

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

13:31 | Jul 20th, 2016

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

16:14 | Jul 14th, 2016

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

16:28 | Jul 7th, 2016

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?

15:54 | Jun 30th, 2016

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

14:10 | Jun 23rd, 2016

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 ...Show More
Nudging millennials to save for the future

15:43 | Jun 16th, 2016

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?

16:46 | Jun 9th, 2016

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 int...Show More
What women want from investments

15:21 | Jun 2nd, 2016

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 domin...Show More
The hidden charges in your pension and investments

20:55 | May 26th, 2016

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...Show More
Please (equity) release me?

15:48 | May 19th, 2016

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

13:43 | May 12th, 2016

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 S...Show More
How to cut the cost of your wedding (without scrimping on romance)

17:02 | May 5th, 2016

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?

15:14 | Apr 28th, 2016

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?

15:08 | Apr 20th, 2016

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

17:34 | Apr 13th, 2016

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

15:17 | Apr 6th, 2016

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

12:54 | Mar 30th, 2016

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

17:07 | Mar 23rd, 2016

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?

08:02 | Mar 16th, 2016

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; Christi...Show More
The high price of romance

13:12 | Mar 9th, 2016

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?

13:48 | Mar 3rd, 2016

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?

18:34 | Feb 24th, 2016

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

15:40 | Feb 16th, 2016

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

11:27 | Feb 10th, 2016

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

14:51 | Feb 3rd, 2016

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

14:46 | Jan 28th, 2016

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?

16:17 | Jan 20th, 2016

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

13:52 | Jan 13th, 2016

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

21:52 | Jan 6th, 2016

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?

15:45 | Dec 17th, 2015

How to invest in an environment of rising US interest rates Why European stocks look attractive
Does your family have designs on your pension?

18:56 | Dec 10th, 2015

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

19:12 | Dec 2nd, 2015

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?

13:16 | Nov 25th, 2015

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

24:38 | Nov 18th, 2015

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

16:57 | Nov 11th, 2015

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 ...Show More
Do you know how much your personal data is worth?

17:35 | Nov 4th, 2015

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

16:33 | Oct 28th, 2015

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

21:30 | Oct 22nd, 2015

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

15:37 | Oct 14th, 2015

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

25:33 | Sep 29th, 2015

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?

19:13 | Sep 23rd, 2015

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 Mon...Show More
Charity donations, the hunt for income and Santander hikes fees

18:53 | Sep 14th, 2015

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?

23:01 | Sep 9th, 2015

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

16:46 | Sep 1st, 2015

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

12:44 | Aug 25th, 2015

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?

14:16 | Aug 19th, 2015

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 fo...Show More
Rising interest rates, gold bugs and Chinese funds

15:42 | Aug 11th, 2015

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

17:36 | Aug 4th, 2015

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

18:16 | Jul 28th, 2015

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

22:13 | Jul 22nd, 2015

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

19:12 | Jul 14th, 2015

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

15:17 | Jul 8th, 2015

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,...Show More
Self-building, Greek travel and community shares

15:40 | Jun 30th, 2015

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

21:40 | Jun 23rd, 2015

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

19:24 | Jun 16th, 2015

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

15:57 | Jun 10th, 2015

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

23:03 | Jun 2nd, 2015

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

19:32 | May 26th, 2015

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

18:46 | May 19th, 2015

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

19:54 | May 12th, 2015

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

21:36 | May 6th, 2015

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

20:12 | Apr 28th, 2015

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

19:19 | Apr 21st, 2015

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

17:34 | Apr 14th, 2015

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

20:04 | Apr 7th, 2015

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 ...Show More
Pension cash, fund stewardship and overseas property

20:28 | Mar 31st, 2015

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

18:28 | Mar 25th, 2015

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

15:18 | Mar 18th, 2015

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 thes...Show More
Digital passports, Isa deadline and tax avoidance

19:44 | Mar 11th, 2015

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

19:48 | Mar 4th, 2015

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

20:25 | Feb 26th, 2015

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

14:43 | Feb 19th, 2015

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

18:36 | Feb 11th, 2015

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

18:21 | Jan 28th, 2015

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

18:21 | Jan 21st, 2015

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

19:53 | Jan 14th, 2015

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

18:15 | Jan 8th, 2015

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

19:43 | Dec 17th, 2014

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

17:37 | Dec 11th, 2014

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

16:05 | Dec 4th, 2014

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

20:43 | Nov 26th, 2014

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

18:28 | Nov 19th, 2014

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

18:17 | Nov 12th, 2014

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

19:20 | Nov 5th, 2014

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

19:42 | Oct 29th, 2014

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

17:53 | Oct 22nd, 2014

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

20:48 | Oct 14th, 2014

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

19:10 | Oct 8th, 2014

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

20:30 | Oct 1st, 2014

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

18:35 | Sep 24th, 2014

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

18:02 | Sep 18th, 2014

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

14:35 | Sep 10th, 2014

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

16:50 | Sep 3rd, 2014

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

21:21 | Aug 21st, 2014

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

18:07 | Aug 12th, 2014

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

22:00 | Aug 6th, 2014

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

21:01 | Jul 30th, 2014

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

19:15 | Jul 22nd, 2014

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

20:31 | Jul 16th, 2014

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

19:42 | Jul 9th, 2014

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

18:35 | Jul 2nd, 2014

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

19:36 | Jun 25th, 2014

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

17:29 | Jun 18th, 2014

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

17:33 | Jun 11th, 2014

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

19:19 | Jun 4th, 2014

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

19:21 | May 28th, 2014

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

19:49 | May 21st, 2014

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

19:05 | May 14th, 2014

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

18:59 | May 7th, 2014

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

18:39 | Apr 30th, 2014

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...Show More
Mobile payment, the mortgage market and structured products

20:12 | Apr 23rd, 2014

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

17:29 | Apr 15th, 2014

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

33:53 | Apr 15th, 2014

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

18:38 | Apr 9th, 2014

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

18:44 | Apr 2nd, 2014

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?

16:22 | Mar 27th, 2014

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

16:08 | Mar 20th, 2014

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

17:33 | Mar 13th, 2014

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 o...Show More
Isa special - Cash Isas, junior Isas, and where to invest

16:49 | Mar 6th, 2014

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

17:20 | Feb 27th, 2014

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

17:11 | Feb 20th, 2014

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

20:40 | Feb 14th, 2014

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

19:51 | Feb 6th, 2014

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

21:05 | Jan 30th, 2014

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

17:31 | Jan 23rd, 2014

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

19:17 | Jan 16th, 2014

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 ...Show More
Problems with Help to Buy, alternative assets and investment predictions

18:13 | Jan 9th, 2014

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?

19:46 | Dec 19th, 2013

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

18:14 | Dec 12th, 2013

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

13:17 | Dec 5th, 2013

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

19:53 | Nov 28th, 2013

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

18:38 | Nov 21st, 2013

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

20:10 | Nov 14th, 2013

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

18:24 | Nov 7th, 2013

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

16:35 | Oct 31st, 2013

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

21:08 | Oct 23rd, 2013

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 ethi...Show More
The FT talks to Invesco Perpetual's Mark Barnett

10:30 | Oct 17th, 2013

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

21:16 | Oct 16th, 2013

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 ...Show More
Royal Mail shares, DIY investors and ethical investing

20:31 | Oct 9th, 2013

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

18:30 | Oct 3rd, 2013

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

17:06 | Sep 25th, 2013

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

18:51 | Sep 18th, 2013

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

20:04 | Sep 11th, 2013

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 t...Show More
Vodafone, self-invested pensions and unusual investments

18:45 | Sep 4th, 2013

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

15:51 | Aug 28th, 2013

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

16:56 | Aug 21st, 2013

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

20:32 | Aug 14th, 2013

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

19:52 | Aug 7th, 2013

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

18:46 | Jul 31st, 2013

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

19:20 | Jul 24th, 2013

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

17:51 | Jul 17th, 2013

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

20:14 | Jul 10th, 2013

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

19:21 | Jul 3rd, 2013

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?

20:09 | Jun 26th, 2013

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...Show More
Banking report, China funds and NS&I

20:23 | Jun 19th, 2013

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 & Inve...Show More
Pension contributions, house price indices, and long term care

18:33 | Jun 12th, 2013

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

16:40 | Jun 5th, 2013

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

17:34 | May 29th, 2013

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

20:05 | May 22nd, 2013

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

22:09 | May 15th, 2013

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

19:36 | May 8th, 2013

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

19:14 | May 1st, 2013

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 pers...Show More
Supermarket annuities, charitable donations and funding for lending

19:55 | Apr 24th, 2013

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

18:33 | Apr 17th, 2013

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

13:08 | Apr 10th, 2013

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 w...Show More
Savers in Cyprus, UK banks and bond funds

20:22 | Apr 3rd, 2013

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.