After announcing the first interest rate rise for a decade, if the Bank of England introduces further rises in 2018, how might this affect the housing market? Theresa May wants the state to get back into the business of building subsidised rental homes, so could we see a return to growth for the social rented sector? And weighing up the pros and cons of Conservative and Labour party ideas and initiatives for the private rented sector, what could your property business look like in 2025? Richard Blanco is joined by Chris Norris, Head of Policy at The National Landlords Association and landlord and journalist Victoria Whitlock from The Evening Standard.
Retirement can often be the trigger for a big purchase, whether it's a new kitchen or a brand-new car. But what happens if the car you buy develops a major fault or the kitchen turns out to be fitted by cowboys? What are your rights and when can you make a company refund your cash? Sarah spoke with Sylvia Rook, who's lead officer for fair trading at the Chartered Trading Standards Institute; Martyn James, who's from the complaints website Resolver; and Kate Jobson, who's a consumer law expert at Citizens Advice.
Back Me Up, part of the Ageas insurance group, is a new insurance platform that offers cover for 'stuff' for £15 a month. Aimed at millennials, it looks to get young people to insure their valuables in an affordable and simple way. Paul Lynes, MD of Back Me UP, meets with Linda to talk about how it works and what their aims are for the future.
Welcome to the This is Money and Share Radio podcast, presented in partnership with NS&I. This week of course the top financial story was Philip Hammond’s first, and indeed last, Autumn Statement. Just what state are the country’s post-Brexit finances in, and crucially what would the Chancellor offer to help his much referenced ‘Jams’? In the end those ‘just about managing’ certainly received a few headline policies but with predictions pointing towards low growth, high borrowing and high inflation many argue Jam spending has been spread too thin. There were also some losers with those enjoying salary sacrifice perks and letting agents coming into the crosshairs, as well as in fact the Autumn Statement itself which will now be scrapped. So what will all this mean for the pound in your pocket? Georgie Frost joins editor Simon Lambert and reporter Becky Rutt to answer just that. Also on the agenda this week they discuss Black Friday and for a slightly different purchase the opportunity to buy a road legal Formula 1 car. This is Money is presented by Georgie Frost in partnership with NS&I.
Georgie Frost is joined in the studio by Kevin Pratt, web editor at MoneySuperMarket.com. Today they discuss the lack of women amongst the country's richest people as well as the latest hike in insurance premium tax. Plus a Guardian investigation has found one in seven food businesses failed their most recent inspection. All these stories and more on The News Review.
Nick Peters is joined in the studio by Kevin Pratt web editor at MoneySuperMarket.com. Today they discuss Oxfam findings on growing levels of inequality in the UK as well as a look at the new plastic five pound note entering circulation today. Plus why the cost of job interviews is reaching an average £150. All these stories and more on The News Review.
Sarah Pennells conducts a Brexit special analysis ahead of the EU referendum next week. Sarah and her guests look at how the vote will affect the currency, markets, travelling abroad and personal finance. Nina Schick, from Open Europe, demystifies any major Brexit facts and figures; Michelle McGrade, from TD Direct Investing, discusses the stock market, banks and trade deals; while Julia Rampen, Deputy Editor at Mirror Money Online, looks at whether the value of the pound will fall.
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.
What's the best way to save on insurance, energy bills and savings if you're sharing a house? Sarah Pennells is joined by Matt Saunders, from GoCompare, discusses how some people who live in a rented property don't know they have the right to switch to a cheaper tariff; Ashish Mehra, founder of Wesplit.it, explains how the company can help young people save money; while behavioural psychologist, Judi James, analyses why the financial aspect of sharing a house can be so difficult if you're a student or starting out in your career.