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Legal & General Optional Payment Lifetime Mortgage - A Toe in the Water Before a Dive into the Retirement Interest Only Market?

By Mark Gregory on the 30th April 2018

The recent launch of Legal and General Home Finance’s Interest-Only Lifetime Mortgage has generated a lot of media commentary. The Optional Payment Lifetime Mortgage plan aims to address some of the issues surrounding the plight of over 1.6 million interest-only mortgage prisoners. But is the product worthy of all the fuss? Here we discuss the […]

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Stonehaven Equity Release Rebrand to ‘Retirement Advantage’

By Mark Gregory on the 29th May 2015

Further evidence of the progress & changes within the equity release industry has been witnessed this week after Stonehaven rebranded its name to ‘Retirement Ad...

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Stonehaven Equity Release Re-Launch With 8 Year Fixed Early Repayment Charges

By Mark Gregory on the 16th March 2015

When many equity release providers are competing directly in using their lifetime mortgage interest rates, Stonehaven have decided to compete in a different fie...

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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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Now Aviva Accept Voluntary Repayments - Does this Change the Future of Equity Release?

By Mark Gregory on the 27th May 2014

Aviva equity release plans have proved the most popular form of lifetime mortgage scheme over the past 15 years. The reason for their popularity has been down t...

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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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What Kind of Equity Release is the Stonehaven Interest Select Plan?

By Mark Gregory on the 5th March 2014

Equity release is an option for people who would like to benefit from some of the equity they own within their own home without actually having to sell their ho...

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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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