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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 biggest building society in the UK, and their decision to start offering products to their customers, via a third-party advice arm, is another example of equity release becoming […]

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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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Stonehaven Equity Release Rebrand to ‘Retirement Advantage’

By Mark Gregory on the 29th May 2015

Further evidence of the progress & changes within the equity release industry has been witnessed this week after Stonehaven rebranded its name to ‘Retirement Ad...

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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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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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Revealed – How the Bank of Mum & Dad use Equity Release to Fund 1st Time Buyers

By Equity Release Supermarket on the 5th July 2014

  It has recently come to my attention, having watched my own daughter attempt to buy her 1st property, how difficult it has become for 1st time buyers to fulfi...

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Now Aviva Accept Voluntary Repayments - Does this Change the Future of Equity Release?

By Mark Gregory on the 27th May 2014

Aviva equity release plans have proved the most popular form of lifetime mortgage scheme over the past 15 years. The reason for their popularity has been down t...

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Switch Equity Release from Papilio UK – Time is running out

By Equity Release Supermarket on the 25th May 2014

In my last article on this subject in February 2013 I drew attention to the ease with which borrowers could escape the higher equity release  interest rates cha...

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Why London Housing Statistics show Equity Release on the Agenda

By Mark Gregory on the 20th May 2014

Anytime housing values begin to increase, it is time to assess the home buying situation. Retirement has been a topic of some concern for those heading into the...

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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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