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Stonehaven Equity Release Rebrand to ‘Retirement Advantage’

By Mark Gregory on the 29th May 2015

Further evidence of the progress & changes within the equity release industry has been witnessed this week after Stonehaven rebranded its name to ‘Retirement Advantage’. With effect from 26th May 2015, all Stonehaven’s equity release plans will come under the umbrella of Retirement Advantage.     Who are Stonehaven? Stonehaven equity release was formed in […]

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Why an Interest Only Lifetime Mortgage Calculator is The Starting Point for Your Research

By Mark Gregory on the 26th February 2015

Are you sure an interest only lifetime mortgage is the best product for you? Are you even sure any lifetime mortgage is correct for you? Entering retirement can...

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Revealed – How the Bank of Mum & Dad use Equity Release to Fund 1st Time Buyers

By Equity Release Supermarket on the 5th July 2014

  It has recently come to my attention, having watched my own daughter attempt to buy her 1st property, how difficult it has become for 1st time buyers to fulfi...

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New Plans, New Providers, New Horizons – Equity Release 2014

By Mark Gregory on the 24th January 2014

Having been in the equity release industry for the past 14 years, there has never been as much optimism & confidence in this sector as there is now. Against a b...

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Can Equity Release Schemes Prevent you Becoming an ‘Interest Only Mortgage Prisoner’?

By Equity Release Supermarket on the 22nd December 2013

It seemed such a sensible thing to do at the time. Perhaps you were just starting out on the property ladder or you wanted to move up market to afford that drea...

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Equity Release, Divorce and a Solution for ‘Silver Splitters’

By Equity Release Supermarket on the 24th October 2013

A new and rather unusual expression has recently emerged which is the term – ‘silver splitters’.  It hasn’t made the Oxford Concise Dictionary yet, but I suspec...

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Are you Releasing the Potential from your Retirement Apartment?

By Mark Gregory on the 20th October 2013

With an ever increasing ageing population, more and more retired homeowners find that their properties are becoming too big to live in. In conjunction with this...

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How Equity Release Can Help You ‘Upsize’ while ‘Downsizing’

By Mark Gregory on the 30th September 2013

We often read comments in newspapers, or see reports on TV, that before taking equity release you should always consider your alternatives, as there maybe finan...

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Hodge Lifetime Launch New Innovative Retirement Mortgage Plan

By Equity Release Supermarket on the 31st July 2013

Equity Release Supermarket can today announce the launch of  the new Hodge Lifetime Retirement Mortgage Plan.   Only available through a selected number of inte...

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Equity Release Becomes the New Inter Generational Equity Vehicle

By Mark Gregory on the 17th July 2013

With changing attitudes towards inheritance planning, and generational gifting becoming increasing common practice, we look at why equity release is being more...

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How the FCA Interest Only Mortgage Review May Impact Sales of Interest Only Lifetime Mortgages

By Mark Gregory on the 5th May 2013

May 2013 will be remembered as the wake-up call for customers with interest only mortgages. After all the talk about time bombs ticking down to zero, the FCA (F...

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Are Self Cert Mortgages Available in Retirement?

By Mark Gregory on the 23rd April 2013

Self-certification mortgages are mortgages that are available without a formal income check. Self cert mortgages can be a good option for self-employed or indep...

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Equity Release Schemes Available In Scotland

By Nigel Hall on the 28th March 2013

It’s been a long time coming, as the song goes but Scotland is at last catching up with the rest of the UK when it comes to the uptake of equity release schemes...

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How Does Equity Release Work?

By Equity Release Supermarket on the 27th March 2013

Equity release schemes have risen in the popularity stakes over the past 12 months. With regular articles in the tabloids, and increasing government awareness,...

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Looking to Switch Lifetime Mortgage Schemes Could Prove Prudential

By Mark Gregory on the 10th February 2013

With lifetime mortgage schemes becoming increasingly commonplace and new borrowers on the increase, we look at how existing equity release customers could still...

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