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Equity release market growth stalls in 2019

Last year saw a flat result for the equity release market as the total amount retired homeowners released from their properties fell by 4%, according to research by Key.

Government announces March Budget

HM Treasury has confirmed that the government will hold its Budget on 11 March.

Bob Champion: Getting it right for vulnerable customers

Vulnerable customers are a high priority and we can all expect to hear a lot more about them, writes Bob Champion

Bob Champion: Taking back control

Bob Champion employs the familiar Brexit slogan 'take back control' and applies it to retirement income planning in his latest article for Retirement Planner.

John Moret: The age of the customer

There’s been a lot of activity recently linked to the new Senior Managers & Certification Regime (SM&CR). The last few months have seen an avalanche...

FCA investigating equity release market

The FCA is undertaking "exploratory work” to understand equity release and later life mortgage lending over fears improper advice may have been given to older clients.

CII initiative launches manifesto to boost female financial resilience

The CII's Insuring Women's Futures Initiative has launched its 2019 manifesto and outlined guidance for financial services firms to help female financial resilience.

Bob Champion: Financial planning for an ageing society

As the proportion of  the population aged 80 or over grows, Bob Champion asks if housing wealth is playing a big enough role in later life financial planning.

Almost £11m in property wealth released each day in Q3

The equity release market has experienced its busiest quarter so far this year and its third busiest on record as older homeowners continued to access property wealth, Equity Release Council (ERC) figures have revealed.

Bob Champion: The retirement tsunami

The number of people hurtling towards retirement over the next 20 years is significant, writes Bob Champion. Here, he asks if advisers are ready, willing and able to help.
 

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