Equity release

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.

Property wealth: Meeting the ageing population challenge

Jim Boyd looks at the challenges posed by an ageing population and asks what can be done to make accessing housing wealth easier for more people...

Bob Champion: Why advice on housing wealth could be priceless

Bob Champion asks if advisers need to rethink their attitude to housing wealth when assessing whether a potential client is a viable proposition.

Mark Gregory: Equity release myths need busting

Mark Gregory is out to bust some myths when it comes to equity release. Here, he explores the 'rule of 72'

Bob Champion: Pensioners behaving badly

Pensioners who ignore safe withdrawal rates are being dropped by their advisers, writes Bob Champion. Here he explores who is behaving badly...

Revealed: All the winners of the Retirement Planner Awards 2019

Wingate Financial Planning, Berry & Oak, Strategic Solutions Chartered Financial Planners and Rowley Turton IFA were named as the four regional winners of the...

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