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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 the biggest growth phase of its history. Failure to do so could result in products such as the new Marsden Building Society Retirement Mortgage & the Vernon Interest Only Retirement […]

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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 Ad...

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Stonehaven Equity Release Re-Launch With 8 Year Fixed Early Repayment Charges

By Mark Gregory on the 16th March 2015

When many equity release providers are competing directly in using their lifetime mortgage interest rates, Stonehaven have decided to compete in a different fie...

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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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Practical Applications of the Pure Retirement Drawdown Plan

By Mark Gregory on the 22nd March 2014

Pure Retirement recently became the latest equity release provider to enter the lifetime mortgage market.  Launched in January 2014, it signalled the re-emergin...

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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 an Equity Release Adviser Provide Advice on Means Tested State Benefits?

By Mark Rumney on the 18th December 2013

During 13 years of giving equity  release advice, one of the first questions I ask new clients is whether they receive any means tested benefits or not. It’s a...

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Equity Release Is For Life, Not Just For Christmas

By Equity Release Supermarket on the 3rd November 2013

I recently read an advertisement in a National newspaper extolling the virtues of Equity Release and was surprisingly written on behalf of one of the main equit...

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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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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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Before Using Equity Release Club Together All Available Savings and Benefits

By Mark Gregory on the 27th June 2013

Experience has shown that equity release should always be considered a lifetime mortgage of last resort.   With the popularity of equity release schemes reachin...

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The FSA is now the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)

By Mark Gregory on the 31st May 2013

The financial market is one that typically needs strict oversight to help regulate the marketplace, making it a safe and comfortable place for consumers to inve...

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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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Newlife Rekindle Their Unique Buy-to-Let Equity Release Plan

By Mark Gregory on the 25th April 2013

With a timely return to a buoyant buy-to-let mortgage market, newlife (formerly New Life Mortgages) have re-launched their unique ‘Landlord Loan’.   Originally...

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