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)

  • Mortgage review: 19 April 2014

    Sat, 19 Apr 14

    Duration:
    25 mins

    Available:
    29 days remaining

    In today's programme... New rules begin next Saturday which will change the way we borrow money to buy a home - in future affordability will be the key. I worked out my expected date of death this week. And the government said it may tell everyone who reaches pension age how long they can expect to live. Is it useful to know? The best deals may be online but better ones may be on a mobile app. Do you need the highest tech to get the lowest prices? ...Why are financial firms so welcoming when you call them to complain?

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  • MoneyBoxLive: Probate: 16 April 14:

    Wed, 16 Apr 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Available:
    26 days remaining

    Ruth Alexander and guests answered your questions about probate.

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  • Overdrafts with Barclays:12 Apr 14

    Sat, 12 Apr 14

    Duration:
    25 mins

    Available:
    22 days remaining

    Barclays puts up its overdraft charges for more than one and a half million customers. Typically costs will double. But some will pay less. We delve into the small print. If you are lucky enough to have two UK homes you may have less freedom in future to choose which is exempt from capital gains tax when you sell. Two tax avoidance heavyweights slug it out - which is better pensions, when you can take it all in cash, or ISAs with the new £15000 a year allowance? And PayPal has responded to criticism by extending its buyer protection to intangibles like tickets, downloads, and services.

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  • MoneyBoxLive: Employment Rights 09 Apr 14

    Wed, 9 Apr 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Available:
    19 days remaining

    Clear about your employment rights, pay and conditions? Answering your questions presenter Ruth Alexander was joined by: Andrew Cowler, Conciliator, ACAS. Sarah Veale , Head of Equality and Employment Rights, TUC. Sian Keall, Employment Partner, Travers Smith

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  • Zombie Pensions: 05 Apr 14

    Sat, 5 Apr 14

    Duration:
    25 mins

    Available:
    15 days remaining

    Paul Lewis asks what can be done about zombie pensions and tries out the new mobile payments system PayM. From October 2015 men born before 6 April 1951 and women born before 6 April 1953 will be able to boost their state pension by up to £25 a week. Is it worth it? And what should you consider if you’re getting an investment ISA.

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  • MoneyBoxLive: Paying for Childcare

    Wed, 2 Apr 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Available:
    12 days remaining

    Ruth Alexander and guests answered your calls about paying for childcare.

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  • MoneyBoxLive: Pension Planning: 26 March 14

    Wed, 26 Mar 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Available:
    5 days remaining

    Paul Lewis and guests answered your questions about pension planning.

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  • Pension changes: 22 March 13

    Sat, 22 Mar 14

    Duration:
    24 mins

    Available:
    1 day remaining

    Pension rules to be scrapped next April - once you reach 55 you'll be able to spend your pension fund as fast or as slowly as you like. But will this freedom leave people better or worse off? Also onto the bonfire of red tape go the rules around tax free savings in an ISA. From July up to £15,000 a year can go into a tax-free ISA and for the first time no discrimination between cash and investments. And will the new system of 'tax-free' child care leave some parents worse off if they give up their child care vouchers in 2015.

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