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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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Can you move house if you’ve taken out equity release?

By Mark Gregory on the 10th December 2017

Are you a homeowner and looking at retirement solutions such as equity release? If so, what are the basics that you should be aware of, and what does it mean fo...

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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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Why more people trust equity release than ever before

By Mark Gregory on the 21st November 2017

Equity release has recently experienced a boom that few other markets have experienced. In 2017 it has become the fasting growing part of the mortgage market –...

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A lifeline for people unable to pay interest only mortgages

By Mark Gregory on the 7th November 2017

Interest only mortgages may seem like a great idea at the beginning of home ownership, but there are fears that there is a large and increasing number of househ...

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Stamp duty increases borrowing in retirees

By Mark Gregory on the 26th September 2017

A combination of high stamp duty charges and a shortage of suitable, smaller homes is forcing more and more older people to borrow money rather than downsize, a...

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Why Retirement Advantage’s New Buy-to-Let Equity Release Helps Tip the Balance Back in Landlords Favour

By Mark Gregory on the 28th August 2017

The launch of new buy-to-let equity release schemes from Retirement Advantage shows how this emerging financial services sector is positively looking to help in...

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Why returning British expats may face a property nightmare

By Mark Gregory on the 18th August 2017

While Brexit may well mean Brexit, nobody yet knows exactly what this will mean for thousands of people living both in the UK and in Europe. European workers, s...

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Can I still leave an inheritance

By Mark Gregory on the 8th August 2017

For many of those contemplating an equity release plan, leaving an inheritance for their beneficiaries is one of their main concerns. Although the interest that...

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Do I need equity release advice?

By Mark Gregory on the 5th August 2017

Increasing numbers of homeowners are finding themselves in the old cliché of becoming ‘asset rich and cash poor’ when they reach retirement. While this may be l...

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