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Would You Support Your Parents to Take Equity Release?

By Mark Rumney on the 10th December 2017

Having advised on equity release schemes for over 17 years, I’m fully aware withdrawing capital from your home is a very important decision. It is probably the biggest financial decision you may take during later life. It is, of course, usually the largest asset by far that any of us will ever own, and will […]

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Why the Nationwide Equity Release Tie Actually Boosts Uptake of Independent Advice

By Mark Rumney on the 1st December 2017

The announcement by Nationwide Building Society to enter the lifetime mortgage market is a great boost to the world of equity release. They are, after all, the...

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What Are the Long Term Costs of Equity Release Schemes?

By Mark Rumney on the 7th September 2016

One of the most enjoyable aspects of being an equity release adviser is that every customer is different, and have their own unique set of personal circumstance...

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What Borrowing Options Exist with Old Prudential Equity Release Plans?

By Mark Rumney on the 3rd May 2016

The first quarter of 2016 has seen a huge amount of equity release lending. Equity Release Council statistics show that £393 million pounds of equity was releas...

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Common and Unusual Equity Release Uses

By Mark Rumney on the 31st March 2016

Having been advising on equity release for 15 years, I’ve met hundreds of people who’ve released money from their home to spend how they so wish. Most tend to s...

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Steps to Finding the Best Equity Release Scheme

By Mark Rumney on the 7th December 2014

Each year the equity release industry celebrates its achievements at the Merchants Taylors Hall with its version of the Equity Release Awards 2014. This year in...

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The Importance of Annual Equity Release Reviews

By Mark Rumney on the 23rd October 2014

    It’s always a thrill to call my clients when their equity release application finally completes. That’s the time when they’ll receive their equity release p...

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How Equity Release Schemes Can Help Generate Extra Income in Retirement

By Mark Rumney on the 10th March 2014

Throughout our working lives, retirement always seemed a distant destination. Plans to ensure that financial security is bestowed upon us are often postponed, w...

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Can an Equity Release Adviser Provide Advice on Means Tested State Benefits?

By Mark Rumney on the 18th December 2013

During 13 years of giving equity  release advice, one of the first questions I ask new clients is whether they receive any means tested benefits or not. It’s a...

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What Leasehold Property Criteria is Acceptable to Equity Release Companies

By Mark Rumney on the 18th October 2013

When meeting new clients who are interested in releasing equity from their home, I’m often asked whether equity release companies will accept leasehold properti...

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