Call us free on
0800 088 5937
Peter Sharkey

The Risk of Ignoring Future Care Costs

By Peter Sharkey on the 4th December 2023

It’s reasonable to suggest that the deep chasm between public funding of social care and the increasing needs of an ageing population looks set to widen to canyonesque proportions over the coming decades.

Read more

Tomorrow's World: How AI's Impact on Life Expectancy Affects Baby Boomers' Retirement Plans

By Peter Sharkey on the 6th November 2023

Readers of a certain vintage may recall a BBC television programme, first broadcast in 1965, which succeeded in capturing the imagination of a generation of bab...

Read more

How Equity Release Could Support Aspiring Homeowners in a Buyer's Market

By Peter Sharkey on the 23rd October 2023

Sat in a departure lounge at Sydney airport after experiencing five glorious weeks Down Under a few years ago, my wife and I mulled over what would / could have...

Read more

The Future of State Pensions in the UK: Will Equity Release Play A Key Role?

By Peter Sharkey on the 23rd October 2023

The number of seemingly popular, pre-election policies subsequently implemented once a political party ascends to power can usually be numbered on the fingers o...

Read more

Asset Rich And Cash Poor? You’re Not Alone.

By Peter Sharkey on the 28th September 2023

A flurry of recent reports have found that around one fifth of UK adults aged 55 and over, approximately 4.2 million people, have less than £1,000 in savings. E...

Read more

Balancing the Books: Pension Triple Lock and Equity Release for a Comfortable Retirement

By Peter Sharkey on the 8th September 2023

Towards the end of 2019, a few months before the pandemic arrived and turned our lives upside down, I shared a beer with a good friend, a guy I’ve known for mor...

Read more

Can you combat rising costs and support your family with equity release?

By Peter Sharkey on the 18th August 2023

Though buried in the busiest holiday month of the year, mid-August is nonetheless a significant period for hundreds of thousands of adults. On 16th August, the...

Read more

Interest Rate Increase to 5.25% - Supporting Loved Ones With A Low Deposit

By Peter Sharkey on the 4th August 2023

Mothers in particular know instinctively when their offspring need a hand, though fathers too tend to have a (slightly more delayed) inkling when their assistan...

Read more

Interest Rates; Are they too high, too low or about right?

By Peter Sharkey on the 28th July 2023

For more than 35 years, the impending arrival of a new football season has resulted in around 25 of us, all long-standing friends, submitting a variety of well-...

Read more

A Flexible Option to Complete Your Retirement Bucket List

By Peter Sharkey on the 26th July 2023

The prospect of visiting Australia always held enormous appeal. Perhaps because it’s so far away, or maybe because the weather always looks so fabulously good,...

Read more