Mortgages

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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Could your home increase your pension pot?

The cash tied up in your home could help you have the retirement you’ve dreamt about. A growing number of homeowners are approaching retirement asset rich and cash poor, luckily retirees can now tap into the funds in their home to help achieve their retirement goals. Whether it’s amazing holidays, treating your children or even …

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Buy to Let landlords: Do you know what you need to know?

To avoid getting into trouble, or losing money, it’s vital to keep up to date with the latest law changes when it comes to Buy to Let properties. According to Accord Mortgages’ latest report: “Recent tax changes for Buy to Let properties have two major implications for landlords.” Firstly, landlords need to take the changes …

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How do you give your equity release application the best possible chances of success?

Applying for equity release isn’t always a smooth process. There are a lot of options out there from multiple lenders, don’t limit yourself by not doing your research. Use a broker: When it comes to equity release we would always recommend using a broker. There is such a wide variety of products available that it …

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Is equity release right for you? Are there other options to consider?

New research by Canada Life Home Finance has shown that home owners taking out equity release mortgages on their properties have helped 46 first time buyers get on to the housing ladder each week in 2018. But, despite the growing popularity of equity release it’s not always the best option for everyone. There are alternatives …

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