Struggling to get on the property ladder? Sarah Pennells and Young Money Champion Olivia Rudgard look at the pros and cons of shared ownership with experts Lynda Clark, Editor of First Time Buyer Magazine, Kush Rawal, Sales and Marketing Director at Thames Valley Housing, and Paula Higgins, Chief Executive of Homeowners Alliance. Sarah and Olivia also hear from Alex Campbell who's bought a shared ownership property in Phoenix Quarter in Dartford in Kent.
Olivia Rudgard, Lynda Clark, Kush Rawal, Alex Campbell, Paula Higgins
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.
t's estimated that almost half of first time buyers get some sort of help when they're buying their first property. And according to Legal and General, the 'Bank of Mum and Dad' will finance one in four of all property purchases this year. But what are the different ways family members can help someone buy their first property? Sarah Pennells is joined by our Young Money Champion, Rachel Healy, and guests Lina Bourdon from City and Country Financial Services, Andrew Montlake, founder of Coreco Mortgages, and David Hollingworth from London and Country Mortgages, to help share tips for first time buyers.
Rachael Healy, Lina Bourdon, David Hollingworth, Andrew Montlake
Sarah Pennells analyses the the dos and dont's when it comes to investing for the first time. This week's Young Money Champion, James Connington, starts off by discussing how he started investing and whether he encountered any surprises or disadvantages. Michelle McGrade, from TD Direct Investing, focuses on the ethics behind it; Tom Stevenson, from Fidelity Worldwide Investing, emphasises the importance of investing, while Simon Webster, from Facts and Figures, explains what the term ‘investing in ISAs’ means.
James Connington, Michelle McGrade, Tom Stevenson, Simon Webster
If you're a student, or a first time renter, this week Sarah Pennells looks at what rights you're entitled to as a tenant. She is joined in the studio by Money Saving Expert Racheal Healey and Richard Blanco, independent landlord and National Landlords Association spokesperson. She will also be joined by Simon Thompson, Director of accommodationforstudents.com- the UK’s largest student accommodation portal- and David Cox from the Association of Residential Letting Agents.
Rachel Healy, Simon Thompson, David Cox, Richard Blanco
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 by Young Money Champion Nicole Blackmore from the Telegraph to talk about studying abroad, the costs, planning, where and when to go and the common problems students face, with expert guests from UniSmart, The Student World and Study Portals.
Nicole Blackmore, Trudi Urlwin, Anthony Adams, Carmen Neghina
Sarah Pennells is joined in the studio by personal finance reporter Katie Morley, and experts from the National Landlords Associate, Generation Rent, Camelot and the Money Advice Service to discuss the renting crisis facing young people.
Katie Morely, Richard Blanco, Seb Klier, Nicholas Donnelly, Nick Hill
Sarah Pennells is joined by personal finance reporter at the Telegraph, Kate Palmer and guests from Money Advice Service, SplittableUK and The Energy Shop to discuss splitting household bills in shared accomodation.
Kate Palmer, Nick Katz, Adam Wells, Joe Milanowski
Sarah Pennells is joined by Kate Palmer, personal finance reporter at the Telegraph, and guests from the Property Ombudsman and Spare Room to talk about renting as a student and how to look out for rogue landlords.