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Legal & General Income Lifetime Mortgage - A Wave or Ripple Effect for Equity Release Lending into 2019?

By Mark Gregory on the 25th November 2018

This week saw the launch of Legal & General’s Income Lifetime Mortgage plan, following hot on the heels of October’s release of the Saga Regular Drawdown plan. So why the sudden interest for income generation in the equity release industry? […]

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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...

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Do I Qualify for an Equity Release Mortgage?

By Equity Release Supermarket on the 12th May 2016

There is several strict criteria equity release companies use to assess whether any individual is eligible to take out a lifetime mortgage, or home reversion pl...

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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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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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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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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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Equity Release Is For Life, Not Just For Christmas

By Equity Release Supermarket on the 3rd November 2013

I recently read an advertisement in a National newspaper extolling the virtues of Equity Release and was surprisingly written on behalf of one of the main equit...

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Newlife Rekindle Their Unique Buy-to-Let Equity Release Plan

By Mark Gregory on the 25th April 2013

With a timely return to a buoyant buy-to-let mortgage market, newlife (formerly New Life Mortgages) have re-launched their unique ‘Landlord Loan’.   Originally...

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Equity Release Schemes Available In Scotland

By Nigel Hall on the 28th March 2013

It’s been a long time coming, as the song goes but Scotland is at last catching up with the rest of the UK when it comes to the uptake of equity release schemes...

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What are the Best Early Repayment Charges on Equity Release Schemes?

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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Can I Still Leave an Inheritance if I Take an Equity Release?

By Mark Gregory on the 8th July 2012

Equity release schemes have become increasingly safer over the past few years with inheritance protection options becoming more available. It is becoming appare...

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What Can Be Learned by Using an Equity Release Calculator or Lifetime Mortgage Calculator?

By Mark Gregory on the 8th January 2012

Those researching equity release will find the use of an equity release calculator and lifetime mortgage calculator as really helpful basic starting points in c...

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The Stonehaven Interest Select Plan Provides Salvation for Those Looking for an Interest Only Lifetime Mortgage

By Mark Gregory on the 6th January 2012

Products come, & products go; & we have seen the evidence of this by the unfortunate withdrawal from the mortgage market in August 2011 of the Halifax Retiremen...

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Need To Learn More About Equity Release Schemes?

By Mark Gregory on the 18th October 2011

An increase in the standard of living & more recently inflation levels has caused a shortfall in pension provision. This is now affecting all those people who a...

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