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Has Your Prudential Equity Release Application Expired?

By Mark Gregory on the 12th April 2010

Prudential equity release schemes were withdrawn on 31st December 2009, however the application period was extended in order for pipeline cases to reach satisfactory completion.   However, this period was only extended until 31st March 2010 & Prudential invoked strict guidelines as to their final outcome. Initially it seemed the 3 month extension seemed quite […]

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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 y...

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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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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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