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Bob Champion: Weighing up retirement risks

Bob Champion has been weighing up the risks of a trip to Cornwall during the pandemic. Here's why he ended up in Eastbourne...

SJP joins Equity Release Council

St James's Place (SJP) has signed up to become a member of Equity Release Council.

One-in-eight over-40s would consider equity release – Canada Life

About one-in-eight (12%) UK homeowners aged 40 and above would consider releasing equity from their house to increase the income they have for retirement, according to a survey of 1,020 UK homeowners.

Bob Champion: Early retirement and how to tackle debt

Bob Champion looks at retiring earlier than expected, something labelled as an "unwelcome drama" by some due to their debt levels. Could equity release be the answer?

Andrea Rozario: Looking for certainty in unpredictable times

A new lifetime mortgage was launched every 28 hours in 2020, according to Andrea Rozario. Her new favourite statistic. But the market can go further, she writes

Canada Life names Lindsey Rix UK chief executive

Canada Life has hired Lindsey Rix as UK chief executive following her departure from rival provider Aviva.

Equity release market improves in H2 but still behind 2019

The UK’s equity release market recovered somewhat in the second half of 2020, but the number of new plans taken out still lags the previous two years.

Andrea Rozario: The unenviable position of politicians

Andrea Rozario takes a property-related look at this year's Budget and says she does not envy politicans one bit right now...

Royal London takes 30% stake in equity release provider

Royal London has taken a 30% stake in equity release provider Responsible Group as it predicts later life lending "will become a core part of financial planning".

Bob Champion: Crunch time for Sunak as Budget 2021 nears

Bob Champion looks ahead to next week's Budget - which he says is one of the most important delivered by any Chancellor, at any time...

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