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Equity Release, Divorce and a Solution for ‘Silver Splitters’

By Equity Release Supermarket on the 24th October 2013

A new and rather unusual expression has recently emerged which is the term – ‘silver splitters’.  It hasn’t made the Oxford Concise Dictionary yet, but I suspect it’s just a matter of time!   Figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) for the year 2011 reveal that 8% of all men divorcing in […]

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What Leasehold Property Criteria is Acceptable to Equity Release Companies

By Mark Rumney on the 18th October 2013

When meeting new clients who are interested in releasing equity from their home, I’m often asked whether equity release companies will accept leasehold properti...

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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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How Equity Release Can Help You ‘Upsize’ while ‘Downsizing’

By Mark Gregory on the 30th September 2013

We often read comments in newspapers, or see reports on TV, that before taking equity release you should always consider your alternatives, as there maybe finan...

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Before Using Equity Release Club Together All Available Savings and Benefits

By Mark Gregory on the 27th June 2013

Experience has shown that equity release should always be considered a lifetime mortgage of last resort.   With the popularity of equity release schemes reachin...

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The FSA is now the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)

By Mark Gregory on the 31st May 2013

The financial market is one that typically needs strict oversight to help regulate the marketplace, making it a safe and comfortable place for consumers to inve...

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Are Self Cert Mortgages Available in Retirement?

By Mark Gregory on the 23rd April 2013

Self-certification mortgages are mortgages that are available without a formal income check. Self cert mortgages can be a good option for self-employed or indep...

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Equity Release Schemes Available In Scotland

By Nigel Hall on the 28th March 2013

It’s been a long time coming, as the song goes but Scotland is at last catching up with the rest of the UK when it comes to the uptake of equity release schemes...

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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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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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