Equity release

Why downsizing is not the only option

Although there are a range of solutions available, people I have spoken to tell me they are going to do one thing - downsize. They...

Equity release: Opportunity knocks for advisers

The equity release market is growing apace. Last month, the Equity Release Council (ERC) confirmed that lending hit an all-time annual high of £1.6bn...

Making it work: What needs to change for equity release to flourish?

Equity release had a record-breaking year in 2015 with a total lending value of £1.6bn but providers believe the market has a long way...

Equity release: Honesty results in the best policy

How much do you weigh? I realise you can’t physically reply to my question but I bet you have a figure in your head...

Nigel Waterson: Why we need joined-up thinking on equity release

The equity release industry is set for a pivotal year off the back of a record-breaking 2015, with a growing number of consumers benefitting...

Revealed: All the winners at the Professional Adviser Awards 2016

More than 200 firms entered to battle it out for a prestigious Professional Adviser...

Advising Mr & Mrs Average on their retirement income

In my previous article, I looked at the components of wealth of households comprised of people aged 54 to 64 (made up of pension...

FCA urged to relax equity release affordability rules

Equity release affordability rules should be eased to help more customers make interest repayments...

Clients still covering up health issues, advisers reveal

More than one in four advisers (27%) said they have had clients who risk losing out on the best deals by covering...

Retirement income: Will baby boomers come up short?

'How much do I need to save for my retirement' is a question you often hear asked. The textbook answer is to suggest a replacement...
 

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