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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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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 the Nationwide Equity Release Tie Actually Boosts Uptake of Independent Advice

By Mark Rumney on the 1st December 2017

The announcement by Nationwide Building Society to enter the lifetime mortgage market is a great boost to the world of equity release. They are, after all, the...

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What Are the Long Term Costs of Equity Release Schemes?

By Mark Rumney on the 7th September 2016

One of the most enjoyable aspects of being an equity release adviser is that every customer is different, and have their own unique set of personal circumstance...

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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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Why the OneFamily 2.96% Variable Interest Rate is a Game-Changer for the Future of Equity Release

By Mark Gregory on the 10th May 2016

Launching a unique range of variable & fixed rate equity release schemes, the OneFamily ‘Lite’ & ‘Standard’ plans may herald the start of the greatest innovatio...

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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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Equity Release 2016 – The Changing Landscape

By Allen Tomlinson on the 6th April 2016

Looking back a mere 12 months or so, the landscape of Equity Release and in particular, Lifetime Mortgages has changed dramatically. Yes, the number of people u...

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Is the Halifax Equity Release Plan Still Available for Pensioners?

By Mark Gregory on the 25th February 2016

Borrowing into, or actually in-retirement is a contentious issue in 2016. We’ve had the credit crunch more than 7 years ago now, which saw as result the FCA dem...

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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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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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Stonehaven Equity Release Re-Launch With 8 Year Fixed Early Repayment Charges

By Mark Gregory on the 16th March 2015

When many equity release providers are competing directly in using their lifetime mortgage interest rates, Stonehaven have decided to compete in a different fie...

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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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Weigh Up the Alternatives First - Equity Release Isn’t Always the Answer to Funding Long Term Care Costs

By Equity Release Supermarket on the 1st January 2015

With long term care becoming increasingly topical, Equity Release Supermarket are encountering many enquiries where children & attorneys are considering equity...

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