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Are you Releasing the Potential from your Retirement Apartment?

By Mark Gregory on the 20th October 2013

With an ever increasing ageing population, more and more retired homeowners find that their properties are becoming too big to live in. In conjunction with this another significant financial burden is the ever increasing energy costs associated with heating larger properties.   This could mean that they make a choice whether to ‘eat or heat’.  […]

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The Benefits of Factoring Health into Your Lifetime Mortgage Factfind

By Mark Gregory on the 18th October 2013

You’re using an Independent Financial Adviser (IFA) who has within their job remit, a responsibility to you, as their client, to ensure that the best equity rel...

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How Equity Release Can Help You ‘Upsize’ while ‘Downsizing’

By Mark Gregory on the 30th September 2013

We often read comments in newspapers, or see reports on TV, that before taking equity release you should always consider your alternatives, as there maybe finan...

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Who Is Eligible For Equity Release?

By Mark Gregory on the 6th August 2013

Before committing to hours of research & requesting numerous quotes on equity release schemes, first you should establish whether you can even qualify for a lif...

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Equity Release Becomes the New Inter Generational Equity Vehicle

By Mark Gregory on the 17th July 2013

With changing attitudes towards inheritance planning, and generational gifting becoming increasing common practice, we look at why equity release is being more...

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Lowest Equity Release Interest Rate From Just Retirement

By Mark Gregory on the 11th July 2013

The most common research feature that customers consider with regards to equity release schemes is the interest rate. Over the past 12-18 months with increasing...

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Before Using Equity Release Club Together All Available Savings and Benefits

By Mark Gregory on the 27th June 2013

Experience has shown that equity release should always be considered a lifetime mortgage of last resort.   With the popularity of equity release schemes reachin...

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Update on the Latest Equity Release Interest Rates

By Mark Gregory on the 3rd June 2013

Equity release interest rates have never shown as much flux as we are seeing today. There are probably two major reasons for this which is greater competitivene...

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The FSA is now the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)

By Mark Gregory on the 31st May 2013

The financial market is one that typically needs strict oversight to help regulate the marketplace, making it a safe and comfortable place for consumers to inve...

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How the FCA Interest Only Mortgage Review May Impact Sales of Interest Only Lifetime Mortgages

By Mark Gregory on the 5th May 2013

May 2013 will be remembered as the wake-up call for customers with interest only mortgages. After all the talk about time bombs ticking down to zero, the FCA (F...

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