Insights

Equity release being used to pay off mortgages

22 January 2020

Nearly half of equity release loans taken out in 2019 were used to pay off an existing mortgage, according to a new study. Read more

Factors that can affect how much equity release companies might lend you

15 January 2020

Like any lender, equity release companies want to know that their investment is secure. Some of their criteria for lending are obvious, but some aren’t. However, there are things you can do to increase the chance of your equity release application being successful. Read more

More single people over 65: how this impacts retirement finances

8 January 2020

Rising life expectancies and divorce rates means the number of single-person households aged over 65 is set to outnumber the number aged under 65 for the first time within three years. This changing demographic is fuelling a rise in the number of single-basis equity release plans. Read more

Our predictions for equity release in 2020

2 January 2020

2019 was another bumper year for equity release. We’re predicting a lot more of the same in 2020! Read more

Equity release market experiences busy autumn

30 December 2019

The equity release market rose 8% in the third quarter of 2019 – with homeowners aged 55 and over releasing nearly £11m of property wealth per day – according to figures released by the Equity Release Council. Read more

Looking out for your elderly relatives at Christmas

18 December 2019

Over Christmas many of us will be catching up with family members whom we don’t often see, which makes the festive season an ideal time to make sure your elderly relatives are still on top of everything, or whether they may be in need of a little help so they can enjoy the best possible quality of life. Read more

Meet our new equity release adviser

11 December 2019

We’re delighted to welcome a new equity release adviser to our team. Vicky McDaid joins us with a huge amount of experience – and a determination to deliver great service for our over 55 equity release customers. Read more

Why we invite you to involve your relatives or friends when you consider equity release

4 December 2019

Deciding whether to release equity from your home is a big decision – and it may affect how much you are able to leave your loved ones. That’s why we advise you to involve them if you’re considering equity release. Read more

Equity release available on buy-to-let properties

27 November 2019

If you own a buy-to-let property, you can now release equity on it to help realise your retirement dreams. Read more

Majority of over 55s don’t want to downsize

20 November 2019

A survey of homeowners aged 55 and over has found that nearly two thirds of them do not plan to move to a smaller home in retirement, with nearly a quarter saying they would consider equity release to enable them to stay in their current property. Read more

‘It was very easy when our 55Plus 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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