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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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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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Welcome to the New Equity Release Supermarket Website!

By Mark Gregory on the 3rd January 2016

In 2008 Equity Release Supermarket developed their market leading website with innovative tools such as the Equity Release Comparison tables and Equity Release...

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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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Why an Interest Only Lifetime Mortgage Calculator is The Starting Point for Your Research

By Mark Gregory on the 26th February 2015

Are you sure an interest only lifetime mortgage is the best product for you? Are you even sure any lifetime mortgage is correct for you? Entering retirement can...

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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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Getting the Lowest Equity Release Rate with Aviva Doesn't Mean Going Direct

By Mark Gregory on the 13th February 2014

Did you know that if you arranged your equity release direct through Aviva Direct, rather than using an independent equity release brokerage such as Equity Rele...

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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 Benefits of Factoring Health into Your Lifetime Mortgage Factfind

By Mark Gregory on the 18th October 2013

You’re using an Independent Financial Adviser (IFA) who has within their job remit, a responsibility to you, as their client, to ensure that the best equity rel...

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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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The Birth of the Equity Release Calculator UK Style

By Mark Gregory on the 13th March 2013

The improved confidence in the equity release sector has been borne by the industry providing accessibility to flexible and competitive products. Additionally,...

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Will Equity Release Providers Accept Repayments of Interest and/or Capital?

By Mark Gregory on the 13th January 2013

A common question that the over 55’s are asking these days is whether equity release schemes are flexible enough to accept repayments of interest and/or capital...

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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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Can I Still Leave an Inheritance if I Take an Equity Release?

By Mark Gregory on the 8th July 2012

Equity release schemes have become increasingly safer over the past few years with inheritance protection options becoming more available. It is becoming appare...

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Are there Advantages in Swapping Your Equity Release Lender?

By Mark Gregory on the 7th June 2012

There are many ways to obtain financial security in retirement. Most people depend on pension plans and any savings for income during retirement. People are als...

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