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Hi there, We're the brightest, most entertaining weekly money podcast in the UK. We are the money section of Mail Online, the world's biggest newspaper website. The podcast has been going for three years and has around 65,000 monthly listens and growing. Be great if you can add us to the TuneIn family. Many thanks in advance, Rich.

Hi there, We're the brightest, most entertaining weekly money podcast in the UK. We are the money section of Mail Online, the world's biggest newspaper website. The podcast has been going for three years and has around 65,000 monthly listens and growing. Be great if you can add us to the TuneIn family. Many thanks in advance, Rich.
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Hi there, We're the brightest, most entertaining weekly money podcast in the UK. We are the money section of Mail Online, the world's biggest newspaper website. The podcast has been going for three years and has around 65,000 monthly listens and growing. Be great if you can add us to the TuneIn family. Many thanks in advance, Rich.

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Episodes

Can consumer power help the planet? Green investing, eco-travel, electric cars and your own back yard

8/23/2019
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It's fair to say environmental issues have moved to the forefront of the agenda in recent times – a large chunk of households in Britain are becoming more eco-conscious. This week, editor Simon Lambert, assistant editor Lee Boyce and host Georgie Frost take a look at potential changes you can make to help the pound in your pocket turn a little greener. Simon explains his rallying cry for us to be his acronym 'Layby' rather than being labelled 'Nimbys'. Layby – or look after your back yard –...

Duration:00:26:29

Is there a recession looming, will the pound keep falling and what next for interest rates?

8/16/2019
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The pound has been battered and bruised of late and it took another blow last week with gloomy news about the UK economy. With a no-deal potentially in the offing, how much more of a pounding will sterling take? Editor Simon Lambert, assistant editor Lee Boyce and host Georgie Frost look at what lies behind the decline, why it's fallen so much when jobs, wages and inflation aren't doing badly and what it could mean for interest rates. We also ask: is a recession coming? And as the cost of...

Duration:00:36:25

Tricks ruthless scammers use to steal your pension revealed on the This is Money podcast – would you fall victim?

8/9/2019
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If you think you're too savvy to fall victim to a pension scam - or any scam for that matter - you might want to think again. Almost half of 45-65 year olds would potentially fall victim to six common tactics used by fraudsters, Financial Conduct Authority research claims. Editor Simon Lambert, assistant editor Lee Boyce and host Georgie Frost take a look, as it's revealed the average victim loses £82,000. A psychologist also reveals five common tricks used by scammers to get you to part...

Duration:00:51:49

Self-employed workers could soon see incomes hit thanks to tax changes – will you be one of them?

8/2/2019
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Changes in tax rules that will be introduced next year could hit the income of anyone who's self-employed - such as IT experts and business consultants. Editor Simon Lambert, assistant editor Lee Boyce and host George Frost look at why it is being called a 'ticking timebomb' for contractors. Elsewhere, as the PPI deadline fast approaches, what will it mean for banks and consumers – and why you should DIY a claim before it's too late. Things go from bad to worse for Neil Woodford investors,...

Duration:00:49:10

Will there be a Boris bounce or Brexit hangover? How the new PM could affect the pound in your pocket

7/26/2019
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Out go Theresa May and Philip Hammond, in come Boris Johnson and Sajid David – will it result in your finances falling out of top gear, or going on a grand tour? That's the question editor Simon Lambert, assistant editor Lee Boyce and host Georgie Frost tackle this week, as we have a new Prime Minister at the helm, and a new Chancellor as his sidekick. Boris has hinted at a stamp duty cut, an income tax cut, a fix for the social care crisis and promised more police officers and better...

Duration:00:51:10

Who’s afraid of a no-deal Brexit? What the next PM taking us out Europe without a deal means for your money

7/19/2019
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The threat of no deal is looming larger – just a few months after people had decided a softer Brexit was on the cards. This week we had the Office of Budget Responsibility’s verdict on what a ‘benign’ no-deal Brexit scenario might look like for the economy. It would cost us £30billion, unemployment would rise to 5%, the pound would fall 10% and house prices would go down by the same amount. And that’s not based on the IMF’s worst case scenario. The Chancellor said things could actually be...

Duration:00:47:47

Inheritance Tax is the most hated of all taxes – should it be overhauled?

7/12/2019
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It's official: IHT is the country's most hated tax. That's according to the Office of Tax Simplification, who have been looking into the quirks of the system at the request of the Chancellor. What needs to change – and could a Labour plan, bubbling away in the background, really be the answer? Editor Simon Lambert, assistant editor Lee Boyce and host Georgie Frost take a look. Whatever happens with IHT, most want to leave as much of their wealth as possible to loved ones when they pass away...

Duration:00:40:14

What have we learnt from the Woodford fiasco - and will anything change?

7/5/2019
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t’s been more than a month since Britain’s most high profile fund manager Neil Woodford was embarrassingly forced to close the doors to his flagship fund. Since then, investors have been unable to sell out and this week - after the first 28 days of closure rolled round - Woodford Equity Income locked savers in for another four weeks. Over the past month, Woodford, his business, its associates and the entire fund management industry have been thrown under the spotlight, but ultimately, will...

Duration:00:36:43

Would you sign up to an estate agent offering to sell your home for free?

6/28/2019
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The bumper fees we pay to estate agents to sell our homes are a common gripe, so what’s not to like about one that offers to do it for free? Yes, free. Online agent Housesimple says that it will sell your home at no charge, rather than the 1.5 per cent you might pay a traditional High Street agent, or even the £900 or thereabouts that rival fixed fee agents charge. So, what’s the catch and would taking up this kind of offer be a good idea? On this week’s podcast, Simon Lambert, Georgie Frost...

Duration:00:49:45

Will there be a mis-selling scandal over final salary pension advice?

6/21/2019
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Two-thirds of savers are being told to abandon final salary pensions - and this is despite the Financial Conduct Authority saying that advisers should start with the standpoint this is not a suitable option. That revelation arrived this week as the FCA said too much advice on valuable pensions is 'still not of an acceptable standard.' Are people getting the right advice about their gold-plated pensions, or are they right to jump ship? That's the question tackled by editor Simon Lambert,...

Duration:00:46:15

Upsize, downsize: Is swapping your home ever a good idea – and what are the pitfalls?

6/14/2019
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Much is made of the difficulties faced by first-time buyers to get onto the property ladder, but less talked about is the problem facing second steppers and those looking to downsize. As growing families struggle to afford to move up the property ladder could intergenerational house-swaps be the answer? That's the question editor Simon Lambert, assistant editor Lee Boyce and host Georgie Frost tackle this week. What are the potential stamp duty and inheritance tax traps to look out for, and...

Duration:00:39:55

What's gone wrong for fund manager Neil Woodford and retail mogul Sir Philip Green?

6/7/2019
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It's been a rocky week to say the least for Britain's most recognisable fund manager Neil Woodford – he suspended trading in his flagship fund, leaving savers unable to access their cash. And we still don't know the future of Sir Philip Green and his Arcadia empire, after a crucial rescue vote was suspended. This is Money assistant editor Lee Boyce, retail reporter Emily Hardy and host Georgie Frost discuss how it has gone wrong for the pair. What has led Woodford to this point, could there...

Duration:00:47:37

Incorrect state pension forecasts means many face a poorer retirement – how big a problem is it?

5/31/2019
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We often talk about good retirement planning being key to more secure and happier future – but what happens if the figures you were working on were completely wrong – and it's not your maths to blame… Editor Simon Lambert, assistant editor Lee Boyce and host Georgie Frost discuss a string of incorrect state pension forecasts sent out that will result in many facing a poorer retirement than expected. The Government only admits to making occasional errors but a former Pensions Minister reckons...

Duration:00:40:29

It might save you money but does the mortgage price war spell trouble in the future?

5/24/2019
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The mortgage price war claimed a high profile victim this week as Tesco Bank scrapped lending. A great adventure into the world of banking - billed as a major challenge to the High Street banking giants with mortgages promoted in the aisles – has come to an end. Tesco Bank will continue with its other products, but why has it ditched mortgages, why have a string of other smaller players shut their doors in recent months, and why did building society behemoth Nationwide issue its own caution...

Duration:00:46:40

Would being richer make you happy?

5/17/2019
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There’s an old saying that money doesn’t buy happiness, which is often swiftly countered with the suggestion that while this may be the case, having enough not to worry about it definitely helps. There are no shortage of cautionary tales that tell us it is better to be happy than rich, but does it matter if some people have an awful lot more money than others? And does it matter to both them and society how they got it - and whether it was earned by hard work? An in-depth five-year study was...

Duration:00:53:52

Have you ever wanted to build your own home?

5/10/2019
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Many people say they would like to have a crack at a Grand Design of their own – or even a more modest one – but finding somewhere to build it is a problem. That’s why despite self-builders typically turning an immediate paper profit of 15 to 30%, according to specialist BuildStore, not many of us take the plunge. Things could be about to change for the better, however, as keen to encourage more people to self-build the Government has told councils to launch Right to Build registers and make...

Duration:00:43:08

Would you pay more tax to make sure you get care in old age?

5/3/2019
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Social care is a mounting problem for Britain but the issue is a can that has been kicked down the road repeatedly. Rather than tackle the fact that the state can't afford to care for today's elderly - let alone those that our ageing population will deliver in future - politicians have dodged and fudged. This week a new suggestion emerged involving a hike in National Insurance contributions for over-50s. Editor Simon Lambert, assistant editor Lee Boyce and host Georgie Frost take a look and...

Duration:00:57:14

Is it possible to help the planet and save cash – and would a Prius make you happy?

4/26/2019
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We haven't glued ourselves to train carriages, politician fences or the London Stock Exchange. No, this week's This is Money podcast opts for a less confrontational approach to the environment, with useful tips and tricks that are good for the planet as well as your wallet. Simon Lambert, Lee Boyce and Georgie Frost look at the green movement and what it means for the financial industry and businesses. Are they doing enough? Alongside that, we look at what we - the consumer - can do to help...

Duration:00:47:24

As TSB commits to refund all defrauded customers, will other banks follow suit – and should they?

4/18/2019
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TSB says defrauded customers will now always get their cash back, which has piled pressure on other banks to do the same. But will they – and should they have to? That's the question assistant editor Lee Boyce, reporter George Nixon and host Georgie Frost tackle in this week's podcast. In all, £354million was stolen last year authorised push-payment frauds and until now, banks had refused to pay compensation, claiming the victims should have been more careful. Elsewhere, we take a look at...

Duration:00:49:45

Are you one of the millions in line for a pay rise this tax year?

4/12/2019
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There are three certainties in life. You know the drill. You’re born, you will die and you will listen to this podcast about tax. As another new tax year is upon us, editor Simon Lambert and host Georgie Frost explain the tax changes that will affect you. There is a nice pay rise for more than 20 million people as the personal allowance is raised. And Simon answers some of the questions on everyone’s lips: What is the lifetime allowance? What is inheritance tax? Why do married couples get a...

Duration:00:31:50