This is Money in partnership with NS&I. Host Georgie Frost and Editor Simon Lambert are joined by assistant editor Lee Boyce for an ISA special. With the clock ticking on Brexit and the tax year, now is the time to sort your ISA or pension. However, you may already be too late as some banks and building societies have already pulled their market-leaders. Saying that, Lee has still manage to find his top cash picks for 2019. Plus Simon helps you how to get started on investing in an ISA and how to choose the best (and cheapest) SIPP. The team call in the experts to give their last minute fund ideas and they tackle the B-word – Brexit- and it’s potential impact on your money, especially older savers.
Ed Bowsher finds out more about smart beta investing – passive funds that can follow particular investment strategies such as value or momentum. He speaks to Adam Laird, Head of ETF strategy at Lyxor and Steve Goldin, Managing Partner at Parala Capital. Steve gives the rundown on recent Smart Beta performance and also looks at how smart beta ETFs that look similar may actually be very different.
In the wake of Robert Mueller's report on Donald Trump's election campaign and Russia, Professor Tim Evans looks at Britain's Cold War "fake news" department, the Information Research Department. He also looks at the conversations taking place between Israel and the Gulf States, unified in their concerns about Iran as well as how and when Labour under Jeremy Corbyn will openly pivot away from the EU and become a hardline Lexit party.
The inventory and return of the deposit are key aspects of being able to end a tenancy well – but what if the tenant is in arrears or has breached the contract? How can tenants get redress if their landlords don’t comply with regulations? And what of the softer sides of ending the tenant landlord relationship…. how can staying on good terms help to oil the wheels over those inevitable bumps in the road? Richard Blanco is joined by inventories expert from No Letting Go, Lisa Williamson, Head of Dispute Resolution from My Deposits, Suzy Hershman and Al McClenahan, Director of Justice4Tenants.
With Captain Marvel still in pole position at the UK box office, James Cameron-Wilson looks at Us, Jordan Peele's new horror film, his follow-up to Get Out, which enters at #2. The White Crow, Ralph Fiennes's film about Rudolf Nureyev, is at #7 and romantic weepie Five Feet Apart debuts at #10. James's DVD of the week is Oscar-nominated Japanese film Shoplifters. Also recommended is German's most expensive TV series ever, Babylon Berlin, a detective tale set in the days of the Weimar Republic from, among others Tom Tykwer.
Steve Caplin looks forward to contactless cards which have built-in fingerprint scanners. He also tells of a new way to send large files, a computerised landscape artist, a pedal-assisted car that can reach 120mph, how facial recognition can lead to happier pigs, a new mono-wheel scooter, a drone with flapping wings, a Steinway that will let you record yourself and why hipsters and other anti-conformists end up looking the same.
Digital agency director Luca Senatore put himself through evening school to learn marketing, after a fractured education in his native Italy. He came to the UK unable to speak the language, and was promptly fired from his first job. Undeterred, he moved from waiter to business owner to agency founder within a few years, and now works in digital marketing serving leading retailers as director at Genie venture. He borrows from sporting philosophy for business, and his top tip for motivation and character-building is to ‘think like Superman!’ in meetings.
The new F1 season is underway and with it, the release of a ten-part documentary series on Netflix – Drive to Survive – which gives an under the bonnet look at the multi-billion pound sport. Assistant editor Lee Boyce and broadcaster Georgie Frost are joined by Mail Online deputy motoring editor Rob Hull, to talk about the show – and what it could do for the sport. We talk through the money needed for manufacturers to compete and how drivers also need to have heavy backing to get a seat on the fiercely competitive grid. One millionaire invested in a team and gave his son a drive – and there is a similar situation in MotoGP, is that fair? Plus as Team Sky becomes Team Ineos, we take a look at what that deal means for the future of cycling – and will its billionaire founder, Sir Jim Ratcliffe, really buy Chelsea too?
Is your home your haven, or is it in desperate need of some TLC? With research revealing that less than a third of us love the homes we live in, Adam Cox is joined by two experts to find out why. Interior designer Georgina Burnett – otherwise known as “The Home Genie” – and DIY Executive Director for BHETA, Paul Grinsell, are on hand to discuss how we can get inspired to improve our homes.
Saving, spending, planning — you've got money questions and we've got answers. Every week host Alison Southwick and personal finance expert Robert Brokamp challenge the conventional wisdom on life's biggest financial issues to reveal what you really need to know to make smart money moves. In this week's show, they answer questions about tax optimization with asset location, gifting stock, how to help parents catch up for retirement, and more.