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Which? Money weekly podcast, 15 February 2012

  • Equity release investigated - where can you get good advice?
  • Mortgage payment protection insurance explained
  • Act  before the stamp duty holiday comes to an end

This week: equity release investigated, mortgage protection insurance and stamp duty

More and more people are mining the equity in their homes to unlock cash for their later years. To do this, you have to go through a process known as equity release, which is complex and notoriously fraught with problems. We discuss our recent investigation into the quality of advice on offer around equity release. 

If you were made redundant, or were ill and couldn't work, do you have a provision in place to cover your mortgage payments? If not, mortgage payment protection insurance (MPPI) could be for you. We tell you how to pick the right policy. 

And in our money tip this week: the end of the stamp duty holiday for first time buyers approaches.

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