Equity Release

How could equity release benefit retirees living alone?

Using an Equity Release scheme to release capital from your home is a good way for those over 55 to add to their retirement pot. This could be the extra support needed if living alone.   Could Equity Release increase your pension pot.   Data published recently revealed the number of single over-65s living alone …

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Can I use a lifetime mortgage to release equity from my buy to let property?

If you are thinking about purchasing or borrowing against, a Buy To Let property, it may be in your interest to learn more about your Buy To Let equity release options.   Buy To Let Equity Release schemes have been put in place for landlords who are looking to extend their Buy To Let investments, …

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HOW DOES DEBT CONSOLIDATION WORK?

Not only does debt consolidation simplify your monthly budget, it could save you thousands in interest charges. But, there are a few things you should know before you start consolidating your debt.    WHAT IS DEBT CONSOLIDATION?   Debt consolidation is when an individual takes out a single loan to combine and payback multiple debts. …

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WHY DO SOME MORTGAGE BROKERS CHARGE A FEE?

A mortgage broker is a financial adviser who offers advice to those specifically looking to take out a mortgage. When purchasing a property, using a mortgage broker is highly recommended and could save you a lot of time and money. THE BENEFITS OF WORKING WITH A MORTGAGE BROKER: Mortgage brokers do not work for the …

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What should I ask my mortgage advisor about Lifetime Mortgages?

Taking out a Lifetime Mortgage is a big decision, which is why it’s always worth talking to a mortgage advisor to make sure you choose a route that’s best for you. A Lifetime Mortgage could free up equity for you from your home without you having to downsize. Lifetime Mortgages have become a popular way …

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Why are more women interested in lifetime mortgages?

Research carried out by the Equity Release Council found that single women over 55 accounted for 25% of new equity release (including lifetime mortgages) agreements. This was an increase of 50% compared with figures from 2017. According to Canada Life Home Finance lifetime mortgages are growing in popularity amongst women in order to ensure a …

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What’s the difference between equity release and a lifetime mortgage?

We’ve seen the terms Equity Release and Lifetime Mortgage used interchangeably a lot recently. So we put this article together to clear things up for you. Put simply, Lifetime Mortgages are a particular type of Equity Release. Equity Release refers to a range of products available that let you access equity (cash) that’s tied up …

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