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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 invest and plan financially. Reassurance is key to a successful & thriving financial services industry.   Most consumers know the Financial Services Authority (FSA) to be the overall regulator of […]

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What Are My Options if I Still Have a Mortgage When I Reach Retirement Age?

By Mark Gregory on the 12th November 2012

Retirement mortgages are becoming a rare breed. Nevertheless, with good research provided by an experienced equity release adviser, there are still such product...

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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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A Whole New Ball Game Begins with Home Equity Release Schemes

By Mark Gregory on the 21st May 2012

With interest rates being so low, and investments so sluggish, many people who had retired on a nest egg are starting to struggle. The crisis seems far from ove...

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Stonehaven Equity Release Schemes – Now Available In Scotland

By Mark Gregory on the 20th April 2012

  News today in the equity release sector, is that Stonehaven’s range of equity release schemes are now available in mainland Scotland.   Stonehaven have been p...

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Why Now Might Prove to Be a Good Time to Take Out an Equity Release Plan: Given the Competitiveness of the Market

By Mark Gregory on the 12th March 2012

Equity release schemes and equity release remortgage deals allow you to extract the equity tied up within the bricks & mortar of your home. The tax free cash is...

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Reasons to Consider an Interest Only Lifetime Mortgage

By Mark Gregory on the 21st December 2011

What is an interest only lifetime mortgage? Well there are many reasons to look into interest only lifetime mortgages in order to meet the financial challenges...

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Do Stonehaven Offer A Real Interest Only Lifetime Mortgage Solution Following the Demise of the Halifax Retirement Home Plan?

By Mark Gregory on the 15th November 2011

Since its withdrawal in August 2011, the Halifax Retirement Home Plan has certainly left a void in the post retirement mortgage market. What options remain for...

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Equity Release Calculators – How They Can Help You

By Mark Gregory on the 1st July 2011

An increasing number of senior citizens now opt for equity release schemes with the aim to release cash (equity) from their property. This can be a wise decisio...

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On Why Finding A Good Equity Release Consultant Is A Must

By Mark Gregory on the 22nd June 2011

The amount of equity you own is the term used to describe the value of a home less any mortgage or secured pending on it. Equity release allows you to free up t...

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