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Releasing Equity Release With a Power of Attorney

Can You Take Out Equity Release With A Power of Attorney?

By Mark Gregory on the 22nd February 2021

The simple answer to this question is YES.   However, there needs to be an understanding of what type of Power Of Attorney (POA) is in force, when it was taken out & whether the Court of Protection have been involved in registering the document.   Prior to 1st October 2007, an Enduring Power of […]

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How To Fund The Purchase Of A New Property With An Equity Release Scheme

By Mark Gregory on the 22nd February 2021

The advantages of equity release being used to raise capital from property have been widely advertised. It is commonly known that their uses have been to enhanc...

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

By Mark Gregory on the 22nd February 2021

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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Equity release early repayment charges (ERCs) - How do they work?

By Equity Release Supermarket on the 22nd February 2021

Early repayment charges (ERCs) apply to many lifetime mortgages. Read on to discover how ERCs work and how they could affect your equity release plan.

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Can Japanese Knotweed Affect Eligibility for Equity Release?

By Mark Gregory on the 22nd February 2021

Borrowing money against your home in retirement was once a cumbersome process, but this has become easier over the years, thanks to lenders becoming more relaxe...

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What Happens to my Equity Release Plan When I Die?

By Mark Gregory on the 22nd February 2021

When you die, your equity release plan is repaid. Your beneficiaries must inform your equity release lender and with a lifetime mortgage they usually have 12 mo...

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The FSA is now the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)

By Mark Gregory on the 22nd February 2021

The financial market is one that typically needs strict oversight to help regulate the marketplace, making it a safe and comfortable place for consumers to inve...

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Equity Release and the Possible Impact on Benefits

By Equity Release Supermarket on the 22nd February 2021

At Equity Release Supermarket, there is one question which crops up repeatedly: will equity release impact my eligibility for state benefits? Whilst this is dif...

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

By Mark Gregory on the 22nd February 2021

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: How Long Does It Take?

By Mark Gregory on the 22nd February 2021

If you are approaching retirement, or are already retired, you may be looking for ways to boost your pension pot. This is where - in some instances - equity rel...

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