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    News and views on business and the world of personal finance. Plus the very latest from the financial markets around the globe

    General Election 2019: Back to business
    Sean and Mickey with a special post-election episode of Wake Up To Money with reaction from business, the city and what it means for your finances.

    Hangover days
    There’s a Championship 'bubble waiting to burst' with clubs posting record losses in a Premier League 'gamble'. Also the company giving staff "hangover days", calls for better regulation of cannabis based products and how the pub industry might finally be recovering.

    The Conservatives' explain their plan for business
    The chancellor, Sajid Javid, tells Wake Up to Money what his party's plans are for business and the economy. You can go back to previous Wake Up To Money podcasts to listen to John McDonnell from Labour; the Scottish National Party's Kirsty Blackman and Ed Davey of the Liberal Democrats.

    Money Box
    The latest news from the world of personal finance plus advice for those trying to make the most of their money.

    The battle for buying your freehold at a fair price
    It's been described as a "David and Goliath" contest. Hundreds of leasehold home owners have joined together - for the first time - to begin a legal fight to take control of the freehold on their properties. They want investment companies, which bought the freeholds, to sell them for a fair price. Renovare is a new 'banking solution' for ex-offenders, charging £7.99 a month for its services. We speak to Chief Executive David Bright about their funding model. And now we know Brexit will happen, what do we know it will mean for your consumer rights and personal finances? Presenter: Paul Lewis Reporter: Dan Whitworth Producer: Alex Lewis Editor: Emma Rippon

    Money Box Live: How to find the right car finance
    Over 90% of all new car purchases are made using some form of finance. And yet research suggests the vast majority of buyers don't understand the contracts they're signing. If you're the proud driver of a shiny new motor, how much of the small print did you read before leaving the showroom? Do you know what are your obligations if you become ill soon after getting your car? And how important is the amount of mileage you expect to do in a year? Whether it’s a hire purchase agreement, a Personal Contract Purchase (PCP) or a straight leasing contract, what are your rights and what can you do if things go wrong? Join Louise Cooper and her panel of experts as they look under the bonnet of car finance deals. Guests: Stuart Masson, Editor, The Car Expert Adrian Dally, Head of Motor Finance at Finance and Leasing Association If you'd like to share your stories or experiences, contact the Money Box team. The number to call is 03 700 100 444, geographic charges apply. The lines open at 1pm on Wednesday 11 December. Or email moneybox@bbc.co.uk or tweet @moneybox

    Christmas Debt
    For many households, Christmas is the most expensive time of year. Food, drink, presents - the list of things to spend money on can be endless. Many of us will be using debt as a way to make that spending happen. Figures this week show that there is so much unmanageable and unsustainable debt in the UK that just the fees and charges on it all work out at nearly £1000 for every single adult in the UK. People who are second cardholders on a Nationwide credit card account are being prevented from making online purchases because of new customer identity checks. These checks are being phased in under new European regulations which insist on a second line of identification when we buy things online. It's called 'Strong Customer Authentication'. Usually that means a six digit code is sent by text to your mobile to enter online but for certain accounts with more than one card holder, these texts are only going to the primary account holder. Investors in one of the UK's biggest commercial property funds run by M&G have been temporarily prevented from taking out their money. The fund owns offices, and shopping centres and whole High Streets of retail units. They have been having a difficult time with many going bust or demanding rent cuts to stay in business. But what does this mean for investors - those invested directly and indirectly via a pension fund? Presenter: Paul Lewis Reporter: Dan Whitworth Producer: Alex Lewis Editor: Emma Rippon

    On The Money
    Declan Curry brings you lively analysis of the big business stories that are making the headlines.