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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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Review your Papilio UK (Northern Rock) Lifetime Mortgage to Calculate the Substantial Savings You Can Make

By Mark Gregory on the 5th April 2016

One of the casualties on the 2008 financial crash was the Newcastle based – Northern Rock bank. For the first time in over 180 years, we saw a run on a bank in...

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Is the Halifax Equity Release Plan Still Available for Pensioners?

By Mark Gregory on the 25th February 2016

Borrowing into, or actually in-retirement is a contentious issue in 2016. We’ve had the credit crunch more than 7 years ago now, which saw as result the FCA dem...

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Why an Interest Only Lifetime Mortgage Calculator is The Starting Point for Your Research

By Mark Gregory on the 26th February 2015

Are you sure an interest only lifetime mortgage is the best product for you? Are you even sure any lifetime mortgage is correct for you? Entering retirement can...

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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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