Lauren West

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We must not forget the bank of Gran & Grandad!

We regularly hear and see comments about the role of the ‘Bank of Mum and Dad’. This comes as no surprise as many who already retired are now in a position to provide additional funds for their children…and many are happy to do so as they can see the benefits of the money and the [...]

By |December 8th, 2016|News|Comments Off on We must not forget the bank of Gran & Grandad!

Should interest rates be a client’s no.1 priority?

When discussing Lifetime Mortgages, on almost every meeting with clients, the first question they ask is, what is the interest rate? There is no doubt the interest rate charged is very important as this provides an indication of how the long-term loan will build up. But it is only one of the aspects we need [...]

By |November 24th, 2016|News|Comments Off on Should interest rates be a client’s no.1 priority?

Should Equity Release be the ‘last resort’?

There have been made changes in Equity Release since I arranged my first Lifetime Mortgage with Northern Rock back in 2001. Unfortunately, at that time, the industry was marred with a poor reputation and the idea which has persisted since, is that taking equity release should be seen as a ‘last-resort’, something that should only [...]

By |November 11th, 2016|News|Comments Off on Should Equity Release be the ‘last resort’?