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What are retirement interest-only mortgages?

By Mark Gregory on the 30th April 2018

There are currently very few options for older people wanting to continue their mortgages into retirement. While many lenders have relaxed their upper age limits for residential mortgages – for example Halifax’s is now 80 and Nationwide’s 85 – there are catches. You must be able to prove that you can afford to make monthly […]

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Why Retirement Advantage’s New Buy-to-Let Equity Release Helps Tip the Balance Back in Landlords Favour

By Mark Gregory on the 28th August 2017

The launch of new buy-to-let equity release schemes from Retirement Advantage shows how this emerging financial services sector is positively looking to help in...

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Equity Release - Helping You Plan for an Uncertain Future

By Mark Gregory on the 17th July 2016

Post Brexit, there will be many guesses as to how the economy will fair, equity release interest rates included. This post looks at where lifetime mortgage inte...

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Equity Release 2016 – The Changing Landscape

By Allen Tomlinson on the 6th April 2016

Looking back a mere 12 months or so, the landscape of Equity Release and in particular, Lifetime Mortgages has changed dramatically. Yes, the number of people u...

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Common and Unusual Equity Release Uses

By Mark Rumney on the 31st March 2016

Having been advising on equity release for 15 years, I’ve met hundreds of people who’ve released money from their home to spend how they so wish. Most tend to s...

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Why London Housing Statistics show Equity Release on the Agenda

By Mark Gregory on the 20th May 2014

Anytime housing values begin to increase, it is time to assess the home buying situation. Retirement has been a topic of some concern for those heading into the...

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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, w...

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Equity Release on Divorce -‘A House is not a Home?’

By Mark Gregory on the 28th March 2010

An increasing phenomenon in later life is the number of couples who are now deciding to divorce.   Often having lived together but had separate lives for many y...

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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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