Thinking of hiring a car abroad this summer? Sarah Pennells looks at the problems that young people can face, from extra costs and charges being slapped onto the price at the last minute, to being charged an excess of hundreds of pounds if you get a tiny scrape or scratch. Amelia Murray, this week's Young Money Champion, discusses what the extra charges are and how much they can add up to. Amanda Stretton, Motoring Editor of Confused.com, looks at collision damage insurance and what other options are available. Ian Crowder, from the AA, shares some tips for someone hiring a car.
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.
On this week's episode, Moira O'Neill and Helen Knapman join Sarah Pennells in the studio. On the agenda, what happens when you run out of credit at the bank of Mum and Dad? Then, we get the low-down on making money using Air BnB. And finally, how to be a successful investor, it's more than just buy low sell high, you got to have the mettle...
It’s time again for This Is Money, in partnership with NS&I. Every week, Financial Broadcaster of the year Georgie Frost teams up with Financial Website of the Year This is Money, to go through all the money stories you need to know about. This week, Editor Simon Lambert and Personal Finance Editor Rachel Rickard-Strauss are in the studio taking a big look at two major bugbears of the modern age: we’re looking at will-disputes and enhanced inheritances, as well as our own financial competence (or lack thereof). We’re also finding the most expensive parking spots in the UK, and finding a way to stop those pesky cold calls once and for all.
This Is Money is presented in partnership with NS&I.
What do you do when you buy big ticket item, like a computer or a car, and it immediately breaks down? Sarah Pennells is joined by James Walker, founder of Resolver, Matt Stone, founder of TestDrives2U and Peter Stonely, from Trading Standards on this week's programme. Together they look at the changes in the Consumer Protection Law, what warranties are available for faulty cars and how to avoid any pitfalls when researching the products.
The UK car industry is undergoing a bit of a renaissance, but the V.W Dieselgate scandal has also hit the global vehicle industry. Richard Oarcock is an automotive expert from Motoring Research and he joined us in the studio to discuss what visitors to the London car Show can expect
Lindsay Cook and Anne Caborn, financial journalists and pugilistic defenders of your cash look at the latest ways people are trying to screw you over. And how you can reclaim your hard-earned cash, one punch at a time.
They came into the studio and gave Georgie a bunch of tips about getting the best out of second hand cars
Sarah Pennells is joined by Irina Iovita, Chief Operating Officer at Commuter Club, and Megan French, Consumer Writer from Moneysavingexpert, where they talk about how one can cut the costs of one's commute. Is it worth starting work later to save money on transport fairs? Do employers offer their staff season ticket loans? Sarah also discusses other alternative and efficient ways to get to travel to work.
After Budget week, the award winning team looks at the George Osborne's budget in more detail and the new taxes that have been announced. Sugar tax, £1000 interest-free tax and the Northern Powerhouse are just a few topics the team will be discussing...
On Wednesday, the Chancellor George Osborne will present his latest Budget. Aside from a sighting of the fashionable red box, what can we all expect? Normally, a Budget four years out from a general election is when a government takes some risks. So what will happen to pay, pensions and petrol prices - all on the agenda. Ed Bowsher joins Georgie Frost to discuss this and all stories making the news today.
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