Insights

Women not saving enough for retirement

20 February 2020

Recent surveys suggest that women are not saving enough for a comfortable retirement. However, rising property wealth among the over 55s may help offset pension shortfalls. Read more

Demand for equity release drawdown surges

13 February 2020

Three-quarters of new equity release plans written in the third quarter of last year were for drawdown products – showing that the over 55s are increasingly looking for flexible retirement finances. Read more

Equity release used to age-proof homes by over 55s

6 February 2020

One in eight equity release applicants are using their property wealth to make their home safer as they age, according to a new survey. Read more

Equity release product choice doubles

29 January 2020

If you’re considering releasing equity from your home, you have more options than ever before – making it more important than ever to get expert advice to help you navigate your way through the equity release maze. Read more

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

‘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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