equity release

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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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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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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What are the best ways to fund home improvements?

According to Zoopla, converting a loft would typically set you back around £20,000, while swapping the garage for living space would cost between £10,000 and £15,000. And while they’re usually cheaper than moving home completely, home improvements still need to be funded. There are a few options, including equity release which can be considered:  1. …

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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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