Equity release rates continue to tumble.

Recent figures from data analyst Moneyfacts, show that equity release rates are falling. For the first time in more than a decade, equity release rates have dropped to an average below 5%. Most lenders now charge an interest rate of 4.99% for releasing funds from your home. This is down from 5.1% from just a [...]

2019-06-21T09:16:56+00:00 July 8th, 2019|News|

Property wealth is used to clear unsecured debts.

First of all, for many people entering retirement with a reduced income, budgeting to pay for existing mortgage and credit card debts can be hugely stressful. Often people will continue working longer than they planned or consider drastic and unnecessary changes to their lifestyle by selling up and moving to a cheaper property. Figures show [...]

2019-06-12T16:44:54+00:00 July 4th, 2019|News|

Equity release. Unlock the money in your home.

It is true that most people’s financial wealth in the UK is tied up in their property. Many retired people consider themselves to be “cash poor but property rich”. To help you release this money, equity release can be used in later life to supplement pension income or used to finance major items of expenditure. [...]

2019-05-21T11:19:46+00:00 June 6th, 2019|News|

Home Care. Could Equity Release be the answer?

By John Cossons, Equity Release Adviser Home care is an attractive alternative to residential care and is often preferred by those who have a lower level of care needs and wish to remain in their own home. Home care is available at varying levels for differing care needs. Yet like any form of care, there [...]

2019-05-17T10:01:21+00:00 May 30th, 2019|News|

More financial pressure for the “Sandwich Generation”.

 So who are the “Sandwich Generation”? The "Sandwich Generation" are the group of people who are feeling the financial strain of supporting their children, grandchildren and ageing parents. With young adults struggling to achieve financial independence and a population that is living longer the burdens and responsibilities of the over 55s are increasing. Recent research [...]

2019-05-15T09:28:57+00:00 May 23rd, 2019|News|

Exam success for apprentice Megan Leach.

"Congratulations" to Megan Congratulations to Megan Leach, our Apprentice Mortgage and Protection Administrator for passing her exam. Megan successful completed, “Principles of Administration” (Exam 319) part of her NVQ Level 3 business administration qualification. Additionally, she is supported in her training by the Kettering Office of "Starting Off". The multiple choice exam covered the following [...]

2019-05-23T11:15:19+00:00 May 20th, 2019|News|

Thinking about flying off to RIOs?

Could RIOs be a solution for borrowing into retirement? The number of mortgage companies offering “Retirement Interest Only mortgages” (RIOs) seems to be increasing month by month. Figures from the financial researchers “Moneyfacts” show that there were only five providers in July last year, but now we are up to thirty-eight. This trend is expected [...]

2019-02-27T12:22:40+00:00 March 18th, 2019|News|

Could Equity Release be the answer to interest only mortgages?

For homeowners with an interest-only mortgage, these can be worrying times. Many will not have a repayment plan and could be looking at an uncertain financial future. The worst affected are people coming up to retirement. They are likely to have taken out an endowment plan which was designed to repay the capital amount of [...]

2019-03-18T15:35:51+00:00 February 25th, 2019|News|

Success forces relocation of our Stamford Office.

Welcome to your  new Stamford  Office Due to the ongoing success of the Stamford Office, we are moving to new premises within the town. We are have outgrown The Grey House Office on Broad Street and will now be operating from Orion House, Barn Hill still in the town centre. The office phone number remains unchanged. [...]

2018-11-15T15:47:35+00:00 November 26th, 2018|News|

Lifetime mortgage. The top 10 facts you need to know.

As a company, we are now getting more enquires than ever about lifetime mortgages. A lifetime mortgage allows you to release a tax-free sum from the equity locked in your home, without having to move. You can spend the money on whatever you like. A lifetime mortgage is a form of equity release. The Equity [...]

2018-08-13T12:01:24+00:00 August 23rd, 2018|News|