equity release

Shortage of homes for last-time buyers

Friday, 22 June 2018 | News

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

Nationwide becomes first major lender to offer equity release

Friday, 17 November 2017 | News

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

Moneywise users shun equity release

Thursday, 05 October 2017 | News

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.

How to use your property to boost retirement income

Friday, 22 September 2017 | Article

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.

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

Friday, 23 June 2017 | Question and Answer

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

Equity release lending hits record high in 2016

Tuesday, 17 January 2017 | News

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.

The rise of equity release

Thursday, 28 July 2016 | Article

A rising number of people are turning to equity release, to free up property wealth in retirement without having to leave their homes.

Equity release surges in 2015

Tuesday, 26 January 2016 | News

Homeowners borrowed a record £1.61 billion through equity release schemes in 2015, according to the latest figures from the Equity Release Council.

Spare a thought for cash-poor homeowners

Tuesday, 08 December 2015 | Article

Indeed, our love affair with bricks and mortar is such that many of us are more comfortable using property as a retirement tool rather than committing more money to our pensions.

Interest-only mortgages are disappearing - but is the worst yet to come?

Wednesday, 23 September 2015 | News

The number of outstanding interest-only mortgage loans has fallen by more than a quarter over the past two years, as lenders tighten their requirement for borrowers to have a repayment plan in place.