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How Flexible are Lifetime Mortgages for Residential Interest-Only Customers Looking to Escape & Maintain Status Quo?

By Simon Maher on the 29th May 2018

There has been much publication around the subject of interest-only mortgages in the residential property market and later life lending. One option for people stuck with interest-only mortgages and looking for a solution to repay and maintain status quo, is a lifetime mortgage. Here I wish to explain how the many flexible features of lifetime […]

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Legal & General Optional Payment Lifetime Mortgage - A Toe in the Water Before a Dive into the Retirement Interest Only Market?

By Mark Gregory on the 30th April 2018

The recent launch of Legal and General Home Finance’s Interest-Only Lifetime Mortgage has generated a lot of media commentary. The Optional Payment Lifetime Mor...

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What are retirement interest-only mortgages?

By Mark Gregory on the 30th April 2018

There are currently very few options for older people wanting to continue their mortgages into retirement. While many lenders have relaxed their upper age limit...

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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 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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Is the Halifax Equity Release Plan Still Available for Pensioners?

By Mark Gregory on the 25th February 2016

Borrowing into, or actually in-retirement is a contentious issue in 2016. We’ve had the credit crunch more than 7 years ago now, which saw as result the FCA dem...

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How the New Marsden Retirement Mortgage Can Help Boost Equity Release Lending

By Mark Gregory on the 26th September 2015

Equity release specialists are crying out for greater innovation in its product range to lenders at a time when the lifetime mortgage market potentially enters...

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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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Aviva introduce two new flexible mortgage options for its equity release schemes in 2014

By Mark Gregory on the 1st June 2014

We have recently discussed the merits of the new 10% repayment option which are part of Aviva’s new range of flexible mortgage options that have been incorporat...

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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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