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Equity release - A lifeline for those with interest-only mortgages?

By Mark Gregory on the 18th April 2018

Nearly one in five existing mortgage customers have an interest-only mortgage and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is concerned that shortfalls in repayment plans could lead to people losing their homes. There are currently 1,600,000 full interest-only and part capital repayment mortgage accounts outstanding in the UK. They represent 17.6% of all outstanding mortgage accounts […]

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Equity release - A way to help millennial children onto the property ladder

By Mark Gregory on the 18th April 2018

The Resolution Foundation (1)  have recently published a report which reveals that the millennial generation may never own their own home and may be forced to l...

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Do you have to pay tax on equity release?

By Mark Gregory on the 18th April 2018

Equity release is becoming an increasingly popular way for older homeowners to access the money tied up in their homes. Figures published by the Equity Release...

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Equity release could help finance your ambitions

By Mark Gregory on the 17th April 2018

Age may be compromising the employment prospects for older people with the number of over 50’s finding it increasingly difficult to find full-time work. However...

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Equity release - An increasingly popular way to repay mortgages

By Mark Gregory on the 16th April 2018

House prices have seen their ups and downs over the last 30 years, but the ups have far, far out-weighed the downs. In fact, there have only been 2 significant...

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The difference between saving and investing

By Mark Gregory on the 6th April 2018

Many people confuse saving with investing. However, the two are fundamentally different, both in their methods and their associated risks. Saving is primarily a...

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Equity Release for Leasehold Properties

By Mark Gregory on the 22nd March 2018

More house owners are looking at equity release plans to free up funds from their properties for a variety of reasons. These may range from helping family membe...

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Can you have lodgers or tenants on an equity release property?

By Mark Gregory on the 21st March 2018

With equity release, a fast-growing product in the mortgage industry, there are several issues which homeowners seeking equity release plans for comparison need...

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Can Japanese Knotweed Affect Eligibility for Equity Release?

By Mark Gregory on the 20th March 2018

Borrowing money against your home in retirement was once a cumbersome process, but this has become easier over the years, thanks to lenders becoming more relaxe...

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Do you need to pay your mortgage before you retire?

By Mark Gregory on the 18th March 2018

There’s a commonly-held belief that it is a wise idea to try and have your mortgage paid off by the time you retire. But even if this is feasible, is it necessa...

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