equity release

Equity release: how to extract cash from your home

Releasing equity tied up in your home can mean the difference between living in the house you love and moving out. We speak to three people who’ve done it

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Surge in equity release lending as number of products doubles

The number of over-55s using equity release to unlock cash in their homes has surged in the past year, driven by increased competition and innovation, a new report has revealed.

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Equity release is a 'ticking time bomb', claims think tank

There is a ‘ticking time bomb’ in the equity release mortgage sector, with companies significantly undervaluing the ‘no negative equity guarantees’ they offer borrowers, a new report claims.

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Equity release hits £9.5m a day as more retirees help out their kids

Retired homeowners released £1.71 billion worth of property wealth in the first six months of 2018, up by 37% on the previous year, according to latest analysis of the equity release sector.

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Shortage of homes for last-time buyers

More than 1.45 million over-65s wants to downsize but either cannot find the right property or one that makes sound financial sense.

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Nationwide becomes first major lender to offer equity release

Nationwide has become the first major lender to offer equity release products to older borrowers.

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Moneywise users shun equity release

Eight in 10 (83%) Moneywise.co.uk users would avoid equity release to free up cash in their home, according to the results of our latest poll.

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How to use your property to boost retirement income

In an ideal world, we would all retire with our mortgage paid off and enough money in pensions and other savings plans for us to live comfortably.

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Ask the Experts: How can my grandmother release some cash from her property?

There are many people who wish to unlock the value in their home. One way to do this is via an equity release scheme.

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Equity release lending hits record high in 2016

Equity release lending in the UK surpassed £2 billion for the first time in 2016, marking a landmark year for the sector, according to the new figures from the Equity Release Council.

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