Good news is back in the equity release market as Home Reversion Plan provider Home & Capital increase on two fronts the amounts they will lend on their products.
Recently there has been a reduction in the number of equity release schemes available in the market which has resulted in fewer options for those in need of cash for their retirement plans.
Therefore news that Home & Capital are reversing this trend with its home reversion plans is excellent news.
The latest calculations now show that for a male aged 70 the home reversion rate has now increased from 43.25% to 47%. That’s a healthy increase on the amount Home & Capital will lend & represents a good increase on the equity release scheme funds clients will receive.
Secondly, all Home & Capital reversion plans have had an increased the ceiling on the maximum amount customers can raise.
This has now risen by over 41% from its previous maximum of £85,000 upto £120,000.
The maximum percentage of the property you can sell with Home & Capital home reversion plans is 95%.
Existing offers on the Home & Capital reversion plans will continue. This includes no arrangement fees & a special offer of a free valuation on all applications made before 31st July 2010.
The minimum age for the home reversion plans is 65+.
These increases come at a time when retired people who wish to consider equity release are being hit on most sides.
Lower interest rates on their savings coupled with the impending increase in VAT will all affect the elderly population greatly over the next 12 months & beyond.
Therefore, there is some light at the end of the tunnel for the elderly who need financial assistance & a supplement to their capital or to boost income.
With property values showing a steady, yet unspectacular increase since the start of 2010 many people in retirement can be sitting on a large amount of equity that can be utilised.
People are increasingly beginning to embrace the idea that their property is a legitimate asset that can be used to release equity – either via downsizing or via equity release schemes.
To discuss your equity release requirements further please contact Equity Release Supermarket on 0800 678 5159 or email – email@example.com.