Equity release could change your life for the better

What is equity release? Equity release is designed for homeowners aged 55 and over to release money from the property they live in without having to make any regular repayments. There are two types of equity release- Lifetime Mortgages and Home Reversion plans. Both are regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Using any of these [...]

2019-02-20T10:09:40+00:00 March 7th, 2019|Uncategorised|

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|

Equity release continues to grow in popularity.

Over the last year, we have seen the equity release market continue to grow. Furthermore, market commentators now estimate that lending has reached over £4 billion.  So why the continual growth? Product Innovation. Many feel that the growth in equity release has been driven by lender innovation.  Across the whole of the later life lending [...]

2019-02-01T17:20:01+00:00 February 14th, 2019|News|

Equity Release: Why you should upsize in retirement?

By John Cossons, Equity Release Adviser with Anstee & Co. This article is based on a recent equity release case that I completed. A 71-year-old client of mine had sold her property and was looking for a new house closer to her family. In an ideal world, she would have loved to buy a bungalow. [...]

2019-01-24T14:21:20+00:00 January 31st, 2019|News|

Equity Release: Planning for Later Life.

Originally equity release was designed for older people who wanted to increase their income in retirement by releasing some of the equity tied up in their homes without downsizing. The equity release market is very competitive with lenders bring out more initiative products that can offer more flexibility than before. These new products still offer [...]

2018-10-11T10:07:08+00:00 October 11th, 2018|News|

Equity release: Product features explained.

Many people who are looking at equity release often get confused about some of the product features on offer. Some would appear at first sight to be just a marketing ploy. Others have some real benefits for you. The list below highlights some of the key terms used by the equity release companies. Check them [...]

2018-05-31T15:43:08+00:00 May 21st, 2018|News|

Housing wealth could be the key to comfortable retirement.

Couple planning their retirement People retiring over the last twenty years, have on average, seen enormous rises in the value of their homes. Figures show that house prices have risen in England by 42% in the last twelve years alone. These figures highlight that your home could be an obvious asset to tap [...]

2018-04-23T09:49:48+00:00 April 16th, 2018|News|

Equity Release. The top 3 questions that are asked.

By John Cossons, Equity Release Adviser. When I first talk to clients about equity release they generally have three main concerns. 1.I don’t want to lose ownership of my house. Taking out a Lifetime Mortgage does not affect the ownership of your home. The property remains yours and the mortgage, plus any accrued interest, only [...]

2018-04-17T10:48:34+00:00 April 12th, 2018|News|

Interest only mortgage. Is downsizing the only option?

The housing charity Shelter released a report that showed property prices had increased by more than 43 times what they were in 1971. They highlighted that this increase was far in excess of year on year inflation. After building up such a high level of equity in their property over the years, homeowners with a interest [...]

2018-02-21T15:50:11+00:00 February 22nd, 2018|News|