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Equity release providers risk to your money

If you are considering equity release, Peter McGahan ponders a few questions that might make you to reconsider, or dump the idea of releasing equity entirely

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20th Sep 2018
Peter McGahan
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Finance > Equity Release

Is Equity Release right for me?

If you see your property as the safety net for pension shortfall or long-term care costs, there are many things to consider first, writes Peter McGahan.

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26th Apr 2018
Peter McGahan
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Equity release in later life: the pitfalls and benefits of lifetime mortgages

Older consumers seeking lifetime mortgages must have their eyes wide open to the potential pitfalls, writes Ian Lane.

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12th Sep 2017
50connect editorial
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Finance > Equity Release

Self-administered equity relief

Equity release has a poor image but if you have made money on your property and need a monthly income it can be a life-changing move.

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13th Jun 2014
Gareth Hargreaves
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Finance > Equity Release

ERC launches fraud working group

Equity Release Council, the industry body for the equity release sector, has established a Fraud Working Group to consider the impact of fraud on equity release and to further protect consumers.

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17th Jul 2012
Gareth Hargreaves
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Equity release: Financial trap or retirement windfall?

David Garfitt cautions prospective equity release policy holders about lifetime mortgages and home reversion plans.

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17th Jul 2012
50connect editorial
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Finance > Equity Release

Equity Release considerations

Expert advice on what to consider if you're contemplating releasing the value of your home with an equity release scheme.

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16th Jul 2012
Gareth Hargreaves
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Finance > Equity Release

Confused about equity release?

The issues surrounding pensions in the UK affects us all, but it's already a very real and daily challenge for millions of retired people in the UK

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16th Jul 2012
Gareth Hargreaves
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Finance > Equity Release

Equity release top 10 tips

Ten things to consider before you take out an equity release loan

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16th Jul 2012
Gareth Hargreaves
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Finance > Equity Release

Escaping The Negative Equity Trap

Almost one in six 'prime' UK mortgages have plunged into negative equity during the property crisis, new figures from ratings agency Fitch have revealed.

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13th Jul 2009
Gareth Hargreaves
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Finance > Equity Release

Unlocking Your Wealth

Low annuity rates, equity bear markets, failing company pension schemes and a straightforward lack of provision for retirement has seen the use of equity release in retirement planning increase significantly in recent years.

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26th Mar 2008
Gareth Hargreaves
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Finance > Equity Release

Equity Release Pre-Inheritance

Inheritance makes way for new trend of 'Pre-heritance' says the pru.

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26th Mar 2008
Gareth Hargreaves
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Finance > Equity Release

Understanding Equity Release

With the continued rise in house prices more and more people are topping up their retirement income with equity release schemes.

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26th Mar 2008
Gareth Hargreaves
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Finance > Equity Release

Equity Release Regulation Flaw

The number of people over 55 who would consider equity release if the market was regulated has doubled in the past year according to new research from Prudential Equity Release.

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26th Mar 2008
Gareth Hargreaves
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Finance > Equity Release

Wealth Generation Of Equity Release

According to new research from independent financial adviser Key Retirement Solutions, house prices only need to grow by 2.

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26th Mar 2008
Gareth Hargreaves


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