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House of Lords report suggests Equity Release is the way forward

Several months ago an influential House of Lords select committee published a report called ‘Ready for Ageing?’ which urged the government to focus on Equity Release as a means of helping older people to improve the quality of their lives. Specifically, the report said that it was reasonable to expect those who had made windfall [...]

By |September 16th, 2014|News|0 Comments

One in three expected to still be paying mortgages in their 60s

Recent research carried out by the Post Office shows that one in three UK homeowners are expected to still be paying off their mortgage in their 60s. For homeowners over 55, using an Equity Release Calculator to find out how much cash you could unlock from your home is increasingly becoming a more attractive retirement [...]

By |September 16th, 2014|News|0 Comments

The best kept secret – moving home with Equity Release

A recent client of mine, a 69 year old widowed lady, lived in a £105,000 3 bedroomed semi-detached house with an interest only mortgage of £10,000. She was aware that this had to be paid sooner rather than later.  She also felt her existing property was too big for her needs, and that she would [...]

By |September 12th, 2014|News|0 Comments

How Equity Release can help your children and grandchildren get onto the property ladder

Sweeping changes to mortgage regulation which came into effect in April have forced banks and building societies to tighten lending criteria, leaving many people struggling to buy their first home. Strict limits on salary multiples, stringent affordability calculators and increased scrutiny of self-employed applicants are just some of the new issues involved. This situation is [...]

By |September 10th, 2014|News|0 Comments

Equity Release Infographic

We've put together this infographic explaining what Equity Release is, along with some useful statistics. To zoom in, simply click on the image below

By |September 8th, 2014|News|0 Comments