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How Long Does the Equity Release Application Process Take?

By Mark Gregory on the 22nd November 2018

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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Meet John Who Helped His Granddaughter Buy Her First Home

By Mark Gregory on the 29th November 2017

Meet John who is 78 years old and has admired his only granddaughter, Victoria who he’s seen grow up over the years. John is proud that Victoria has worked her...

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Do I Qualify for an Equity Release Mortgage?

By Equity Release Supermarket on the 12th May 2016

There is several strict criteria equity release companies use to assess whether any individual is eligible to take out a lifetime mortgage, or home reversion pl...

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How Low Can Equity Release Interest Rates Go?

By Mark Gregory on the 25th January 2015

Having been advising on Equity Release since the halcyon days of Norwich Union, I have seen a continual, albeit gradual decrease in the level of equity release...

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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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Using a Lifetime Mortgage Calculator for Pension Supplement

By Mark Gregory on the 13th February 2014

For many people aged over fifty-five, the prospect of surviving on their pension can be pretty bleak. However, for those who own their own home, equity release...

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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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Drawdown Lifetime Mortgages Offer the Key to Buying a New Static Caravan or Motorhome

By Mark Gregory on the 15th December 2013

One the great advantages of Equity Release or Lifetime Mortgages is the ability to raise extra cash to enjoy in your retirement. Although a recent study showed...

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Are you Releasing the Potential from your Retirement Apartment?

By Mark Gregory on the 20th October 2013

With an ever increasing ageing population, more and more retired homeowners find that their properties are becoming too big to live in. In conjunction with this...

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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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How A Drawdown Lifetime Mortgage Provides Insurance for the Future

By Equity Release Supermarket on the 14th March 2013

Suddenly you’re approaching retirement and you’re left wondering – ‘where did the years go?’ Realisation is dawning on you all too clearly that from hereon in y...

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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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