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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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Would You Support Your Parents to Take Equity Release?

By Mark Rumney on the 10th December 2017

Having advised on equity release schemes for over 17 years, I’m fully aware withdrawing capital from your home is a very important decision. It is probably the...

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Why Retirement Advantage’s New Buy-to-Let Equity Release Helps Tip the Balance Back in Landlords Favour

By Mark Gregory on the 28th August 2017

The launch of new buy-to-let equity release schemes from Retirement Advantage shows how this emerging financial services sector is positively looking to help in...

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Innovation, Progress & Development Within the Equity Release Market

By Mark Gregory on the 1st June 2016

Equity release in 2016 is set to continue its strong growth from 2015 which broke all previous retirement lending records. With new lenders such as Legal & Gene...

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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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What Borrowing Options Exist with Old Prudential Equity Release Plans?

By Mark Rumney on the 3rd May 2016

The first quarter of 2016 has seen a huge amount of equity release lending. Equity Release Council statistics show that £393 million pounds of equity was releas...

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Legal & General Equity Release – Visionary Views & Sea Change Needed

By Mark Gregory on the 14th October 2015

The equity release marketplace in 2015 has been undergoing a period of growth and innovation which has been long overdue. There are major factors influencing th...

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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...

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Revealed – How the Bank of Mum & Dad use Equity Release to Fund 1st Time Buyers

By Equity Release Supermarket on the 5th July 2014

  It has recently come to my attention, having watched my own daughter attempt to buy her 1st property, how difficult it has become for 1st time buyers to fulfi...

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