Over the last few weeks there's been a lot of focus on housing and older people, with the government's White Paper on housing looking at ways to encourage older people to downsize. But not everyone wants to sell up. Last year people released over £2 billion of equity from their homes. So, how can you make money from your property? What are the options and what do you have to bear in mind? Sarah Pennells was joined in the studio by Jane King who's from Ashridge financial planning and by Ceri Wheeldon who's the founder of the website Fab After Fifty.
Sarah Pennells conducts an hour-long special programme on Brexit and the long term consequences that are much harder to predict. Rodney Hobson, Author of 'Shares Made Simple', Broadcaster and Financial Writer, and Justin Urquhart Stewart, Co-Founder of Seven Investment Management, look at the how the markets reacted in the immediate aftermath of Thursday's results. Employment lawyers Gillian Howard and Melanie Stancliffe, from Irwin Mitchell, look at how workplace rights will be affected; while Poppy Trowbridge, Consumer Affairs Correspondent for Sky News, and Mark Weedon, from Property Partner, look at the consumer aspects of Brexit. Jennie Kreser, Partner in Pensions Law at Silverman Sherliker, focuses on pensions and whether they will change.
It's time once again for This Is Money, in partnership with NS&I. And we can't avoid it; with six days to go until the referendum, this is a Brexit special. Editor Simon Lambert and Consumer Affairs editor Lee Boyce join special guest host Sarah Pennells for a final run-down of the outlook for the UK economy if we vote to leave. What's the prognosis? Well, you'll just have to listen. (And be sure to check out Simon's column on This is Money this week, with his picks for the top Brexit reporting on both sides).
We're also going to dip back in to the rolling BHS scandal of course, and hope for UK would-be homeowners who lost their savings in the Spanish property market.
This Is Money is presented in partnership with NS&I. Georgie Frost will be back next week.
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.
Ask Sarah with Sarah Pennells, talking to Richard Blanco, Landlord Developer and London representative for the National Landlords Association, Merryn Somerset Webb, Editor in chief of Moneyweek Magazine, and David Lawrenson, founder of lettingfocus.com, about changes to buy-to-let property and whether it's a good idea to invest now. First Broadcast 13/02/16
Richard Blanco, Merryn Somerset Webb, David Lawrenson
Sarah Pennells is joined this week with Young Money Champion Nicole Blackmore from The Telegraph, and also Ray Boulger from Mortgage Brokers John Charcol, Dev Malle from My Home Move and Martyn Baum from the National Association of Estate Agents to discuss mortgages for first time buyers and schemes to help young people get on the property ladder.
Nicole Blackmore, Ray Boulger, Dev Malle, Martyn Baum
Sarah Pennells is joined in the studio by Dave Smith from the National Housing Federation and on the phone by Kelly McCabe from TMP Sherwins to answer your questions about government schemes to help first time buyers, from Right to Buy to Shared Ownership.
Sarah Pennells is joined by personal finance journalist Nicole Blackmore from the Telegraph in our brand new show, Young Money, to discuss first time buyers with guests from London Country and co-founder of Property Buyers Match.
Nicole Blackmore, David Hollingworth, Emma Leicester
Sarah Pennells is joined by London-based property investor and National Landlords Association spokesman Richard Blanco, and author of the UK's top selling book on property, David Lawrenson about investing your future in property.
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