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If you are a cash-strapped homeowner over 55, an equity release scheme could be ideal for you.

Many older people have a lot of home equity – value tied up in their property – but would like more ready money. Using a lifetime mortgage or reversion scheme could give you a release of equity, as a lump sum or in regular payments, to supplement your income.

It is essential that you seek professional financial and legal advice before signing up for equity release, as it will impact on your estate.

How To

How to use a home reversion plan

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How to use a lifetime mortgage

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How to release equity from your home

Equity release is an important financial tool for older homeowners.

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Guide to home reversion schemes

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Guide to lifetime mortgages

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Guide to equity release

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Equity release mortgage rates at record lows

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