Common Myths about Equity Release

The issue of equity release has always drawn mixed reactions from financial advisers, media and other key stakeholders. There are those who maintain that using equity release amounts to tying a financial noose around your [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

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

5 reasons to take out an Equity Release Plan

With the cost of living rising and house prices increasing, it’s not surprising that so many over 55 homeowners are now looking to equity release plans to unlock money from their most valuable asset, their [...]

Equity release & the holiday of a lifetime – real life scenario

I went to see Mr & Mrs D who told me a story about when they moved into their existing property regarding their next door neighbours wedding in Hawaii. As they were moving into their [...]

Are you still unaware of the benefits of Lifetime Mortgages?

I’m surprised that many people are unaware of the benefits that Equity Release/Lifetime Mortgages can provide. Over the 15 years I’ve worked in financial services there are still the incorrect perceptions of, ‘I will lose [...]