Equity release

RP Case Study: What to do when retirement income reality doesn’t match expectation

Michael is single and in his early 60s. He begins to look at what his retirement will be like. He goes online to find...

Chris Flowers: The Generation Game

To communicate equity release's wider opportunities and benefits, writes Chris Flowers, providers and advisers need to think about how best to engage not only...

Andrea Rozario: It’s time to roll the dice with bold new equity release products

When do we take risks and get experimental? Usually when we’re either confident or desperate, right? In business especially, rolling the dice is almost...

Andrea Rozario: Don’t compare the cost of equity release with mortgages

The Achilles’ heel of the equity release industry has always been the issue of perceived cost. Despite our consistent success and growth over the...

Andrea Rozario: Qualified equity release advisers in high demand

Equity release is on track for another record-breaking year, writes Andrea Rozario in her latest column for Retirement Planner. Here she explains why properly qualified advisers are in high demand and there is more room at the table

David Burrowes: We need to do more than talk about social care 

In his first column for RP, Equity Release Council chairman David Burrowes tackles the hot political issue of social care and makes the case for property wealth forming part of the solution...

Bob Champion: Housing wealth must form part of retirement income picture

Policymakers need to look at the bigger picture when it comes to retirement income stability - that means assessing housing wealth alongside other sources of income, argues Bob Champion

Revealed: Final shortlists – 2018 Women in Financial Advice Awards

Regional categories for Financial Adviser of the Year

Revealed (4): More shortlists – 2018 Women in Financial Advice Awards

Contribution to Gender Diversity, Most Inspiring Returner and more

Equity release ‘scandal brewing’ akin to Equitable Life fiasco

An undervaluation scandal is brewing in the equity release mortgage sector that is similar in nature to the Equitable Life fiasco of nearly two decades ago, writes Victoria McKeever

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