Money Box

Money Box

News of savings and investments, credit cards and loans, pensions, banking, benefits and giving to charity. The UK’s premier weekly round-up of personal finance with Paul Lewis. You will also receive podcasts of Money Box Live – the interactive programme answering questions about personal finance issues, hosted by either Paul Lewis or Vincent Duggleby.

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Recent episodes (8)

  • Money Box Live: The State Pension 28 Jan 2015

    Wed, 28 Jan 15

    Duration:
    28 mins

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    28 days remaining

    Paul Lewis and guests answer your questions about the State Pension.

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  • Citizens Advice: 24 Jan 2015

    Sat, 24 Jan 15

    Duration:
    25 mins

    Available:
    24 days remaining

    Is Citizens Advice ready to give pensions guidance? how we’ll soon know what rate of interest our old savings accounts are paying; Lloyd’s bondholders say they’re getting a raw deal; and the winners and losers in the current currency fluctuation.

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  • MoneyBoxLive: Insurance: 21 Jan 15

    Wed, 21 Jan 15

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Available:
    21 days remaining

    Lesley Curwen and guests answer your questions about insurance.

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  • New pension advice: 17 Jan 15

    Sat, 17 Jan 15

    Duration:
    25 mins

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    The Government last year announced a Guidance Guarantee, promising free, impartial, face-to-face advice to those now having to make choice about what to do with their pension pots from April. It was rebranded this week as Pension Wise, with its own logo. But how just how "expert" will the face-to-face guidance be? The Economic Secretary, Andrea Leadsom MP, tells Money Box what to expect. Wholesale gas prices are now a third lower than their peak, but domestic energy bills remain stubbornly high. Are the Big Six's hedging strategies the cause? Energy UK explain why their member companies are not (yet) passing on price reductions. Thursday saw the launch of the much-anticipated National Savings & Investments Plus 65 Bonds, paying up to 4% interest. But within minutes the NS&I website had crashed and the telephone helpline was overwhelmed. Are there bonds any left? And if you haven't managed to get hold of any, are there any savings products with comparable rates?

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  • MoneyBoxLive: Credit Cards, Loans and Debt: 14 Jan 15

    Wed, 14 Jan 15

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Available:
    14 days remaining

    Paul Lewis and guests answer your questions about credit cards, loans and debt.

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  • Annuity – one careful owner: 10 Jan 15

    Sat, 10 Jan 15

    Duration:
    25 mins

    Available:
    10 days remaining

    Paul Lewis asks if it is likely that people with annuities will be allowed to sell them on? Is it time to let RPI RIP? Who will fill the gap if Payday loans companies go bust; and is now a good time to get your holiday money given the Euro is so low?

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  • MoneyBoxLive: Tax and Self-Assessment: 07 Jan 15

    Wed, 7 Jan 15

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Available:
    7 days remaining

    Paul Lewis and guests answered your questions about tax and self-assessment.

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  • A nation of renters. Mortgages for older people. Payday lending capped.

    Sat, 3 Jan 15

    Duration:
    25 mins

    Available:
    3 days remaining

    UK for Rent As new figures reveal that we've become a nation of renters, Money Box finds out why home ownership has reached a 25-year low and what can be done to help those who can't get on the housing ladder. Is Buy-to-Let to blame? And how will renting change as it becomes the new normal? Unageist Mortgages Not so long ago we heard how people pushing forty were struggling to get a mortage, but now Money Box has found home loans that will see you into your eighties. Payday Lending Cap As new restrictions on payday lenders come into effect, Money Box asks if they're tough enough and what difference they'll make to borrowers. Moving Money Abroad Why does it cost so much to transfer money overseas? Money Box investigates the fees charged by remittance companies and seek out ways of moving money for less.

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