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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 innovation the equity release market has seen. Where many have dared, OneFamily boldly go where no equity release has gone before: The Final Frontier – Variable Interest Rates! The significance […]

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The Importance of Annual Equity Release Reviews

By Mark Rumney on the 23rd October 2014

    It’s always a thrill to call my clients when their equity release application finally completes. That’s the time when they’ll receive their equity release p...

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Where Can I get an Interest Only Mortgage in Retirement?

By Mark Gregory on the 8th May 2014

Options are limited, but there are mortgage lenders that will still lend on an interest only basis in retirement. The problem is that most conventional lenders...

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Equity Release Is For Life, Not Just For Christmas

By Equity Release Supermarket on the 3rd November 2013

I recently read an advertisement in a National newspaper extolling the virtues of Equity Release and was surprisingly written on behalf of one of the main equit...

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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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How the FCA Interest Only Mortgage Review May Impact Sales of Interest Only Lifetime Mortgages

By Mark Gregory on the 5th May 2013

May 2013 will be remembered as the wake-up call for customers with interest only mortgages. After all the talk about time bombs ticking down to zero, the FCA (F...

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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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