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How Long Does the Equity Release Application Process Take?

By Mark Gregory on the 20th March 2019

The equity release market is currently at its peak with a record number of applications. For those aged over 55 and are considering releasing equity, here we review how the equity release application process works, how long it takes and the involvement required.   The equity release sales process is now the most streamlined since […]

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Legal & General Income Lifetime Mortgage - A Wave or Ripple Effect for Equity Release Lending into 2019?

By Mark Gregory on the 25th November 2018

This week saw the launch of Legal & General’s Income Lifetime Mortgage plan, following hot on the heels of October’s release of the Saga Regular Drawdown plan....

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Where Can I get an Interest Only Mortgage in Retirement?

By Mark Gregory on the 8th May 2014

Options are limited, but there are mortgage lenders that will still lend on an interest only basis in retirement. The problem is that most conventional lenders...

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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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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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The Many (Sometimes Unusual) Reasons to Release Equity from Your Home

By Equity Release Supermarket on the 14th October 2013

During my 10 years as a Lifetime Mortgage specialist I have come across a plethora of reasons to make genuine use of equity release schemes. There are the most...

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Lowest Equity Release Interest Rate From Just Retirement

By Mark Gregory on the 11th July 2013

The most common research feature that customers consider with regards to equity release schemes is the interest rate. Over the past 12-18 months with increasing...

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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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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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