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Equity Release on Divorce -‘A House is not a Home?’

By Mark Gregory on the 28th March 2010

An increasing phenomenon in later life is the number of couples who are now deciding to divorce.   Often having lived together but had separate lives for many years, retirement then can seem the final straw in their relationship. Perhaps the knowledge of the impending hours of greater social time together once retirement arises is […]

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Can You Take Out Equity Release With A Power of Attorney?

By Mark Gregory on the 21st March 2010

The simple answer to this question is YES.   However, there needs to be an understanding of what type of Power Of Attorney (POA) is in force, when it was taken...

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Stonehaven’s New Interest Only Lifetime Mortgage Lending

By Mark Gregory on the 11th March 2010

Stonehaven, the innovative equity release lender that originally sourced its funding from Santander, should now benefit from the withdrawal from the market of t...

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Can I Have A Mortgage In Retirement?

By Mark Gregory on the 7th February 2010

Although many pensioners are eligible for a mortgage in retirement, many are not even considering this as an option, or even aware they could apply for one.   E...

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How To Fund The Purchase Of A New Property With An Equity Release Scheme

By Mark Gregory on the 20th January 2010

The advantages of equity release being used to raise capital from property have been widely advertised. It is commonly known that their uses have been to enhanc...

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How To Minimise The Setting Up Costs Of An Equity Release Plan

By Mark Gregory on the 4th January 2010

Keeping the initial equity release set up costs down to a minimum will be of great benefit in maximising the gross release from the lender… & in turn your pocke...

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Equity Release – Can it Be Used As a Means Of Bridging Finance?

By Mark Gregory on the 28th October 2009

The industry definition of an equity release scheme is an over 55’s mortgage, albeit with no monthly repayments & finally settled on death or moving into long t...

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Breathing ‘New Life’ to Buy to Let Mortgages – The Equity Release Way

By Mark Gregory on the 15th September 2009

Could equity release assist the resurgence in the buy to let market & reclaim it from the doldrums?   With the equity release market becoming more & more compet...

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