Mark Gregory

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Email: mark@equityreleasesupermarket.com

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  • Nationwide Sales Role Opportunities – Equity Release Advisers

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    Since 2008, Equity Release Supermarket has become one of the leading and respected independent equity release specialist in the UK. Our team of advisers are award winning equity release specialists with extensive knowledge in helping homeowners realise their goals and dreams. We fully understand the user experience, hence unlike many other equity release firms, Equity Release Supermarket uniquely help educate homeowners about equity release schemes by using a suite of online and offline tools. We feel that clients buying experience is changing with the use of the internet & therefore we are geared accordingly to embrace their online…

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  • Is the Halifax Equity Release Plan Still Available for Pensioners?

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    Borrowing into, or actually in-retirement is a contentious issue in 2016. We’ve had the credit crunch more than 7 years ago now, which saw as result the FCA demand a tightening on lending criteria. This had a consequential effect on post retirement mortgage market. It was understandable that the causes of the crash were remedied, however the knock on effect to other sectors of the mortgage market, may not be so. Here, we discuss the effect on lenders of the FCA imposed Mortgage Market Review (MMR). We explain how specialist retirement mortgage products such as…

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  • Welcome to the New Equity Release Supermarket Website!

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    In 2008 Equity Release Supermarket developed their market leading website with innovative tools such as the Equity Release Comparison tables and Equity Release Calculator which were the first of their kind on the internet. Since then we have been updating the website to provide a greater user experience and interaction with our team of advisers. We now feel it’s time for a complete refresh & website design to how we help educate and inform consumers on matters relating to equity release schemes which we feel particularly passionate about. Our new website can be found here – https://www.equityreleasesupermarket.com. As the…

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  • Merry Christmas from everyone at Equity Release Supermarket!

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    From all the advisers at Equity Release Supermarket we would like to say thanks everyone who has made 2015 such a memorable year in so many ways. We have now grown into one of the top Equity Release Brokers in the UK and we are still proud to hold the coveted 100% FEEFO Trusted Merchant Status for our customer equity release reviews of our service! We would all like to say a big thank you for placing your trust and business with Equity Release Supermarket. There are many plans afoot for the company in what should be an even…

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  • Are there any catches to a Free Equity Release Calculator?

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    Anytime something is free it does not come without some catches. For example if you want to get a free quote for an equity release product, you might have to give up some of your information first. How much information you have to supply the free equity release calculator is dependent on where you find the tool and whether the company is data mining. There are, unfortunately, several online websites that will try to get your information to pass on to brokers. If the site is going to collect your data if should always be clear this is going to…

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  • Is the Lifetime Mortgage Calculator the Most Popular Analysis Tool?

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    You want to know how much equity you can release. It is the very reason you have started looking into products like equity release schemes for retirees. You are in need of money and you already have a budget you need to meet. Yet, you are unsure if it is feasible to afford the amount you have in mind. This is where a lifetime mortgage calculator will come in. The calculator can help you decide if you can raise the amount of money you require and whether equity release is the proper way to do so.  

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  • Where Can I get an Interest Only Mortgage in Retirement?

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    Options are limited, but there are mortgage lenders that will still lend on an interest only basis in retirement. The problem is that most conventional lenders will only lend for a fixed term of years. This leaves the issue of what to do after this term expires, as there are such limited options, post retirement. Consider exploring your sources for finding such products such as Stonehaven Interest Select range, more2life’s interest choice or Hodge Lifetime’s Flexible repayment plan. These plans are typically known as interest only lifetime mortgage schemes.   Finding Proper Help for Decision Making Many conventional…

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  • Why Going Directly to Aviva Equity Release Costs More than Using an Independent Equity Release Broker

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    When shopping for equity release schemes online you might think it would be better value to go direct to the lender. It only seems logical that cutting out the middleman must cut out the costs that will come to you in the long run? We see adverts on television all the time from companies telling us they are cutting out the middleman and passing the savings on to you, the customer. But is this actually the case? Going direct is not always the way to go when it comes to seeking advice about any service, especially equity release. And since…

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  • What Kind of Equity Release is the Stonehaven Interest Select Plan?

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    Equity release is an option for people who would like to benefit from some of the equity they own within their own home without actually having to sell their home to do so. It can be a good option as it can provide either a lump sum or an ongoing monthly income to people throughout their retirement which can be a stressful time as retirees adapt to a reduced monthly income. One such product is the Stonehaven Interest Select Plan mortgage. However, equity release does have some negative aspects. The interest owed on the principal amount is rolled up into…

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  • Practical Help For People Providing Care For the Elderly

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    Perhaps one of the most important aspects of the long term care system in the UK is the breadth and quality of informal and formal carers for those individuals who find out that they do, or will, in fact need some kind of care or assistance during their later years. In 2011, the Dilnot Report was released and focused on the reform in social care funding in England. The report was the culmination of the work done by an independent committee given the task of reviewing the social care funding system in England….

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