Richard Watson reports on the increase in credit card fraud showing us how new technology can beat the criminals and Steve Annett tells us about the US tobacco industry's woes as smoking becomes less acceptable. Declining sales, price wars, and the banning of smoking from public places have all conspired to seriously damage the industry.
Some of Britain's richest people pay remarkably little tax. This episode investigates how they do it. Owner of BHS, Philip Green, and his family are cited as having saved themselves hundreds of millions of pounds by living partly in Monaco, where residents do not have to pay income tax.
An investigation into the possible illegality of penalty charges made by banks to their customers for minor errors such as a bounced cheque or returned direct debit payment. The programme follows people such as the beautiful Jemma Miozga who is struggling to raise her child against constant bank victimization and a man who has started a website advising people how to get their exorbitant charges back.
A follow-up to the previous year's episode "Bank Robbery" (2006), exploring how things have developed with bank penalty charges since then. The programme catches up with Jemma, this time billed as Gemma Miozga to see how things have worked out for her.
The first in a special five-part series from the Money Programme examining different aspects of the credit crunch. Investigating the extraordinary fall of HBOS, we examine the subsequent rescue attempts to explain the seismic changes that swept through the UK's banking industry.
Over two days in October 2008, it transpired that the luxury car manufacturer Porsche was the force behind an audacious takeover bid of Volkswagen. The price of the latter's shares rocketed fivefold, shares that had allegedly been bought up by Porsche. On a trip to Germany, The Money Programme's Max Flint attempts to glean evidence of how the car maker became so expert at playing the money market.