Insights

Why we’re not compare the meerkats!

17 April 2019 • Equity release insights

In today’s world of online search portals, meerkats and stuffed toys have captured the public imagination. But, while our over 55 equity release advisers have access to nearly all the equity release products on the market, we don’t ever intend to be compare the meerkats of the equity release world. Here’s why! Read more

Impact on equity release on regional house price variations

10 April 2019 • Equity release insights

If you’re thinking about using over 55 equity release to move to a nicer home, exactly how much bricks and mortar your equity will buy you will depend upon whereabouts in the country you want to move to. Although property prices in the South East have always been considerably more than elsewhere, the gap has narrowed slightly – with many experts putting falling house prices in London down to Brexit uncertainty. Read more

Equity release lending at record levels

3 April 2019 • 55+ Equity Release news

Homeowners across the UK aged 55 and over released a record amount of equity from their homes last year. The Equity Release Council recorded nearly £4 billion of lending in 2018 – the seventh year in a row that the amount of money lent by equity release companies nationally has grown. Read more

55+ Equity Release achievements recognised at Business Awards

12 March 2019 • 55+ Equity Release news

The director of 55+ Equity Release was named Runner Up in the Business Woman of the Year category at the Kent Women in Business Awards 2019. Jan Johnson, who founded 55+ Equity Release 13 years ago, was also a finalist in the Business Growth category. Read more

The pros and cons of over 55 equity release through a home reversion plan

23 January 2019 • Equity release insights

If you’re thinking about an over 55 equity release scheme to help realise your retirement dreams, you need to understand the different types of schemes available to you. Home reversion plans account for only 1% of the equity release market – but for some people they are the right option. Our guide to their pros and cons will help you decide if a home reversion plan could be the solution you’re looking for. Read more

The pros and cons of over 55 equity release through a lifetime mortgage

16 January 2019 • Equity release insights

If you’re considering an over 55 equity release scheme, one of the important decisions you have to make is which type of scheme you are going to opt for. Lifetime mortgages account for 99% of the market. Our guide to the pros and cons will help you decide if this is the best solution for you. Read more

Why we love helping over 55s to realise their dreams through equity release schemes

9 January 2019 • Equity release insights

We love what we do. Why? Because we help people realise their dreams – and that makes for wonderful job satisfaction. Read more

What does 2019 hold for equity release schemes?

2 January 2019 • Equity release insights

We don’t have a crystal ball, but we’d like to make an intelligent guess that the growth in over 55 equity release schemes is going to continue in 2019 – and providers are going to offer even more equity release products. Read more

How Can You Tell if You’re in Safe Hands When Taking Out Equity Release?

27 December 2018 • Equity release insights

Most people who take out an over 55 equity release scheme haven’t done so before. It’s a big decision, so it’s important to know that you are in safe hands. So how can you spot a trusted adviser who will have your best interests at heart? Follow our tips below to give you peace of mind. Read more

Wow! What a year!

19 December 2018 • 55+ Equity Release news

What an amazing year 2018 has been! 55+ Equity Release has changed significantly as a business – and it’s all thanks to our wonderful supporters and our lovely over 55 equity release clients. Read more

‘It was very easy when our 55+ Equity Release adviser spoke to us – it was like we had known her all our life.’

LS, successful over 55 equity release scheme applicant, Gravesend, Kent

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