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Equity Release Star Ratings 2018 announced

12th February 2018 The experts at Moneyfacts have once again scoured the equity release market to bring you those equity release providers and products that are deemed worthy of a Star Rating of four or five in 2018. Read More...

£10bn increase in equity release value

31st January 2018 Good news for homeowners looking to use some of the equity in their home, as the value of equity release grew by £10bn in the last three months of 2017, to a total of £375bn. This means there is a lot of potential wealth available to those over 55. Read More...

Record £3bn of equity released in 2017

16th January 2018 It’s been another record year for the equity release market, as 2017 saw £3 billion of property wealth being released. This translates to an average of £77,380 per person, which retired homeowners used to improve their standard of living. Read More...

Equity release heads to the high street

22nd November 2017 Until recently, equity release had been confined to the ‘specialist’ bracket, with high street lenders giving the sector a wide berth. However, its popularity has been soaring, and the big names want to get in on the action! Read More...

Would you use equity release cash for a holiday?

15th November 2017 A growing number of retirees are turning to equity release to bulk up their bank balance, but what do they do with all that extra cash? Well, while some repay debt or boost their income, others use at least some of it for a well-deserved break. Read More...

35% use equity release to clear debt

06th November 2017 While many may consider equity release as a loan that can give you something extra – an extra special holiday, extra money for retirement or home improvement – new data reveals that people are increasingly using it to pay off their debts instead. Read More...

Renovations number one reason for equity release

17th October 2017 Those unfamiliar with equity release will have many questions before they even consider using the equity from their home to free up some cash. To help, we've found the most popular reasons people are taking out equity release. Read More...

Pensioners earning £3,500 a month from property

10th October 2017 Retired homeowners who’ve paid off their mortgage have accumulated a record £1.101 trillion in property wealth in August. As a result, the wealth of these homeowners increased by £3,500 per month in the three months to the end of August. Read More...

Potential equity release wealth passes £370bn

07th August 2017 The potential wealth available to over-55s through equity release has risen to more than £372 billion collectively in the second quarter of 2017, new research from Retirement Advantage has revealed. Read More...


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