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How Flexible are Lifetime Mortgages for Residential Interest-Only Customers Looking to Escape & Maintain Status Quo?

By Simon Maher on the 29th May 2018

There has been much publication around the subject of interest-only mortgages in the residential property market and later life lending. One option for people stuck with interest-only mortgages and looking for a solution to repay and maintain status quo, is a lifetime mortgage. Here I wish to explain how the many flexible features of lifetime […]

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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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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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Can Equity Release Schemes Prevent you Becoming an ‘Interest Only Mortgage Prisoner’?

By Equity Release Supermarket on the 22nd December 2013

It seemed such a sensible thing to do at the time. Perhaps you were just starting out on the property ladder or you wanted to move up market to afford that drea...

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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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Various Equity Release Schemes For Retired Homeowners

By Mark Gregory on the 14th June 2011

Retired homeowners can now safely make plans for their future with the help of an equity release scheme. There are a number of equity release schemes available...

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Various Equity Release Schemes For Different Financial Needs

By Mark Gregory on the 16th September 2010

Equity release is a plan which allows the homeowner to release some amount of cash against the value of their home. If you are over 55 and own a home worth more...

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Are Mortgages Available in Retirement & What Income Is Acceptable To Lenders?

By Mark Gregory on the 30th June 2010

It is becoming more common for people reaching state retirement age to still have a mortgage running into retirement. Even more so, there is a growing demand fo...

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