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How Long Does the Equity Release Application Process Take?

By Mark Gregory on the 20th March 2019

The equity release market is currently at its peak with a record number of applications. For those aged over 55 and are considering releasing equity, here we review how the equity release application process works, how long it takes and the involvement required.   The equity release sales process is now the most streamlined since […]

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Can I Move Home with Equity Release?

By Mark Gregory on the 26th February 2014

One of the most common questions we get asked as equity release advisers is whether a lifetime mortgage is ‘flexible’ enough to meet any future change in circum...

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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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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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Can I Still Move House if I Take Out an Equity Release Plan?

By Mark Gregory on the 18th September 2012

When it comes to financial planning, it is essential to explore all your options carefully, but even more important is to understand the full implications of yo...

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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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No Early Repayment Charge Equity Release Plan Launched by Hodge Lifetime

By Mark Gregory on the 2nd April 2012

Following in the steps of the Stonehaven Interest Select plan, Hodge Lifetime are launching a new equity release plan with repayment options that include NO ear...

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Equity Release Schemes: Independent Advisors or Direct Providers?

By Mark Gregory on the 10th October 2011

People think that going directly to equity release companies rather than going through an independent equity release adviser will save time and money. This is n...

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Stonehaven’s New Equity Release – Interest Select to Inheritance Protect

By Mark Gregory on the 8th March 2011

On Thursday 3rd March 2011, the equity release market saw another welcome lender return with Stonehaven relaunching their Lump Sum & Interest Select plans.   Ha...

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Equity Release Schemes – Do The Sums Actually Add Up?

By Mark Gregory on the 16th February 2011

The main concern of equity release schemes is the reduced inheritance which is passed down to beneficiaries. Here we discuss the pro’s & con’s of roll-up equity...

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