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Would You Support Your Parents to Take Equity Release?

By Mark Rumney on the 10th December 2017

Having advised on equity release schemes for over 17 years, I’m fully aware withdrawing capital from your home is a very important decision. It is probably the biggest financial decision you may take during later life. It is, of course, usually the largest asset by far that any of us will ever own, and will […]

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Stonehaven Equity Release Re-Launch With 8 Year Fixed Early Repayment Charges

By Mark Gregory on the 16th March 2015

When many equity release providers are competing directly in using their lifetime mortgage interest rates, Stonehaven have decided to compete in a different fie...

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Practical Applications of the Pure Retirement Drawdown Plan

By Mark Gregory on the 22nd March 2014

Pure Retirement recently became the latest equity release provider to enter the lifetime mortgage market.  Launched in January 2014, it signalled the re-emergin...

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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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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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Who Is Eligible For Equity Release?

By Mark Gregory on the 6th August 2013

Before committing to hours of research & requesting numerous quotes on equity release schemes, first you should establish whether you can even qualify for a lif...

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Lowest Equity Release Interest Rate From Just Retirement

By Mark Gregory on the 11th July 2013

The most common research feature that customers consider with regards to equity release schemes is the interest rate. Over the past 12-18 months with increasing...

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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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How Easy is it to Remortgage My Equity Release Plan?

By Mark Gregory on the 22nd April 2012

Equity release schemes have now been in existence for over 15 years in their current format. Here we answer some common questions such as – ‘Can I get a better...

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What is the Maximum Equity Release Payout that I Can Expect?

By Mark Gregory on the 30th January 2012

If you have been seriously considering taking out an equity release plan, the most important question to come to mind will be ‘what is the maximum equity releas...

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