When was the last time you read all the small print that comes with a plan or policy? And if you read it, did you understand it? Sarah Pennells and her guests talk through financial jargon and try and demystify some of the important terms you may not be familiar with. Financial Journalist Simon Read explains what terms that can catch people out while Ian Lees, author and financial IFA, looks at investment charges, what they mean and why they matter. Rod Jones, from USwitch, looks at energy companies and the issues revolving around exit fees.
A survey by the government found that 45% of people over 45 knew nothing about a lasting power of attorney and, when they were told about what it was, over 60% said they weren't interested in setting one up. An ongoing power of attorney lets you manage someone else's money when they're unable to do so. What can you do if your elderly relative is struggling to manage their own money? What are the rules if you want to open an account for your child or grandchild? Sarah Pennells is joined by David Steele, Policy Manager of Financial Services at Age UK and George McNamara, Head of Policy at the Alzheimer's Society, to discuss these issues.
Sarah Pennells is joined by Mike Edwards, founder of the DIY Doctor, Michael Holmes, property expert for The Homebuilding & Renovating Show and chair of NaCSBA (The National Custom & Self Build Association) and Simon Warpole, home insurance expert at Aviva, to talk about the practical repairs you can do to your home, and how to cut costs, as well as making sure you're covered by insurance for any DIY disasters!
Sarah Pennells discusses the 2016 budget announced by George Osborne earlier this week with guests Jane Moore, from ICAEW, Richard Blanco, a spokesperson of the National Landlord Association and Independent Landlord, Caroline Le Jeune, of London tax accountants Blick Rothenberg and Clair Walsh, an Independent Financial Adviser at Aspect8. Together they go over the recent announcements in this week's budget, looking at the main announcements, and how they could they could affect long-term investments.
Jane Moore, Richard Blanco, Caroline Le Jeune, Claire Walsh
Sarah Pennells is joined in the studio by Lina Bourdon of City and Country Mortgages, and over the phone with David Hollingworth of London and Country Mortgages, to discuss interest only mortgages, looking at why people still have that type, and what alternatives may be a better option.
Your Money, Your Future with Sarah Pennells, talking to Rodney Hobson, author of Shares Made Simple, Michelle McGrade, Chief Investment Officer at TD Direct, and Helal Miah, Investment Research Analyst at The Share Centre, about company figures, what they mean and how they can help your investment prospects.
Sarah Pennells is joined by a panel of experts from ICAEW, Letting Focus, Fidelity World Wide Investment and Turn2Us to discuss the first Tory budget in nineteen years, what it means and how it will effect people in the future.
Anita Monteith, Alan Higham, David Lawrenson, Simon Hopkins