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What Borrowing Options Exist with Old Prudential Equity Release Plans?

By Mark Rumney on the 3rd May 2016

The first quarter of 2016 has seen a huge amount of equity release lending. Equity Release Council statistics show that £393 million pounds of equity was released from UK homes. The vast majority of these funds have been released to customers using equity release schemes for the first time. However, some of this money has […]

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Are there any catches to a Free Equity Release Calculator?

By Mark Gregory on the 19th November 2014

Anytime something is free it does not come without some catches. For example if you want to get a free quote for an equity release product, you might have to gi...

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How A Drawdown Lifetime Mortgage Provides Insurance for the Future

By Equity Release Supermarket on the 14th March 2013

Suddenly you’re approaching retirement and you’re left wondering – ‘where did the years go?’ Realisation is dawning on you all too clearly that from hereon in y...

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Looking to Switch Lifetime Mortgage Schemes Could Prove Prudential

By Mark Gregory on the 10th February 2013

With lifetime mortgage schemes becoming increasingly commonplace and new borrowers on the increase, we look at how existing equity release customers could still...

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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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Is it Worth Reviewing My Existing Equity Release Mortgage?

By Mark Gregory on the 4th May 2012

There are many reasons why you should sit down & review your existing equity release mortgage. Like any financial undertaking, products do evolve and change, ho...

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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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Has Your Prudential Equity Release Application Expired?

By Mark Gregory on the 12th April 2010

Prudential equity release schemes were withdrawn on 31st December 2009, however the application period was extended in order for pipeline cases to reach satisfa...

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Stonehaven’s New Interest Only Lifetime Mortgage Lending

By Mark Gregory on the 11th March 2010

Stonehaven, the innovative equity release lender that originally sourced its funding from Santander, should now benefit from the withdrawal from the market of t...

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Just Retirement Become The First Company To Reduce Equity Release Interest Rates In 2010

By Mark Gregory on the 4th January 2010

With immediate effect Just Retirement has reduced their equity release interest rates  from 6.79% to 6.59%.   This news arrives in conjunction with the departur...

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Three Reasons Why You Can Still Benefit From A Last Minute Prudential Equity Release Application

By Mark Gregory on the 30th December 2009

As you may be aware Prudential have announced their imminent withdrawal from the equity release market…& time is fast running out. With this in mind we briefly...

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Prudential Set To Withdraw From Selling Equity Release

By Mark Gregory on the 24th November 2009

Prudential has announced to the industry that it will withdraw from writing new equity release business in the New Year. The insurer will however continue to ma...

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Equity Release – Can it Be Used As a Means Of Bridging Finance?

By Mark Gregory on the 28th October 2009

The industry definition of an equity release scheme is an over 55’s mortgage, albeit with no monthly repayments & finally settled on death or moving into long t...

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