Equity release

Are baby boomers the ‘inbetweeners’ of retirement planning?

We've all heard plenty about the sandwich generation over the last few years. Their plight – caught between responsibilities for generations both above and below...

The more the merrier: Why advisers cannot ignore the FAMR

Since the introduction of the pension freedoms, the focus has appeared to be predominantly on the provision of guidance to those who actually qualify...

FCA urges equity release development to overcome ‘unfortunate history’

The regulator wants to work with the industry on products to allow people to unlock money tied up in their property, Financial Conduct Authority...

Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association replaces NAPF brand

The National Association of Pensions Funds (NAPF) has been renamed the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association. The rebrand is...

Older homeowners boost equity release sales

Homeowners aged between 65 and 74 are increasingly using equity release to supplement their income...

Blog: Taking a mortgage to the grave

Post-depression American households often had a family ritual involving a bonfire, marshmallows and their now redundant mortgage documents. When that final payment was made, the...

Most valuable player: Why advisers are central to equity release

John Steinbeck quipped in one of his final works that, ‘no one wants advice - only corroboration’. This quote may seem especially pertinent to advisers...

Rebrand: Does equity release need to go back to square one?

You wouldn't expect the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to have a view on the equity release 'brand' or its central role in turning off...

Why isn’t the equity release message getting through?

I once had a telephone conversation with someone for almost three minutes before realising they weren't talking to me at all. I was on the...

FCA puts equity release under scrutiny over reputation ‘concerns’

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) could step up its regulation of the equity release market after...
 

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IFS questions whether auto-enrolment is too successful for financially vulnerable

Thousands of the country’s most financially insecure individuals are remaining in auto-enrolled schemes even if it may not be in their best interests to do so, the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) finds.