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How Equity Release Schemes Can Help Generate Extra Income in Retirement

By Mark Rumney on the 10th March 2014

Throughout our working lives, retirement always seemed a distant destination. Plans to ensure that financial security is bestowed upon us are often postponed, while more pressing needs are fulfilled. Yes, the date to start a pension or retirement planning was always the proverbial ‘tomorrow’.   Unless you were fortunate enough to become a member of […]

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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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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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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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How Does Equity Release Work?

By Equity Release Supermarket on the 27th March 2013

Equity release schemes have risen in the popularity stakes over the past 12 months. With regular articles in the tabloids, and increasing government awareness,...

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Which Equity Release Companies Accept Payments of Interest &/or Capital?

By Mark Gregory on the 14th January 2013

Following on from the last article entitled – ‘Will Equity Release Providers Accept Repayments of Interest and/or Capital?‘ we now look at the three companies c...

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Do Banks Offer Equity Release Schemes?

By Mark Gregory on the 11th December 2012

It has been a mystery why the UK mainstream banks haven’t fully embraced their traditional image of lenders to the masses, by entering into the realm of equity...

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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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Can I Repay Equity Release Early? Early Repayment Charges

By Mark Gregory on the 18th August 2012

If you are considering taking equity release and early repayment maybe on the horizon, then selecting the right equity release plan is essential to avoid potent...

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