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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 widely used as the retirement vehicle of choice. Having advised on equity release schemes for the past 14 years, we’ve witnessed firsthand the sea change in perceptions over how much of an inheritance […]

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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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FREE Valuation Offer With Hodge Lifetime

By Mark Gregory on the 26th February 2013

With growing interest in the Hodge Lifetime Flexible Mortgage, Equity Release Supermarket are pleased to announce a new FREE valuation deal for this market lead...

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Equity Release – The Only Way is Ethics

By Mark Gregory on the 21st October 2012

With news that equity release schemes are becoming more of a mainstream mortgage for the over 55’s, we look at how the equity release market is regulating the p...

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New Life Mortgages Buck the Trend & Launch a New 25 Year Interest Only Retirement Mortgage for the over 65’s

By Mark Gregory on the 10th October 2012

The tabloids are currently awash with articles proclaiming the death knell for the interest only mortgage. We only heard a few days ago the Nationwide are just...

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The Long Awaited Relaunch of SHIP as the ‘Equity Release Council’

By Mark Gregory on the 28th May 2012

SHIP (Safe Home Income Plans) will relaunch itself as The Equity Release Council and expand membership applications to include equity release advisers, solicito...

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Is it Worth Reviewing My Existing Equity Release Mortgage?

By Mark Gregory on the 4th May 2012

There are many reasons why you should sit down & review your existing equity release mortgage. Like any financial undertaking, products do evolve and change, ho...

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