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Equity Release

Introduction

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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.

54% shop around for equity release

More than half of those homeowners who signed up for an equity release scheme wi...

10,000+ released equity in 2012

More than 10,000 older homeowners freed up some of the cash tied up in their pro...

Case study – Home reversion plans

Patricia Davies, 77, had previously looked into home reversion plans but was uns...

Guides

Guide to borrowing past retirement age

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Guide to equity release considerations

Equity release may not be the right option for everyone, so consider carefully w...

Guide to home reversion schemes

Home reversion schemes are an alternative method of releasing equity from your p...

Guide to lifetime mortgages

Lifetime mortgages can provide money for your retirement without the headache of...

Guide to equity release

More and more older people are turning to equity release mortgages to enable the...

News

Retirees could upsize to avoid tax charges

Many retired people could look to buy bigger properties in order to avoid inheri...

Retirees plan to use property wealth

More than two in every five people approaching the age of 65 plan to use their p...

Equity release lending hits to all-time high

The booming equity release market has continued to grow in the last three months...

Retirees sitting on £335bn in property wealth

The retired and those approaching retirement are currently sat on more than £30...

Mortgage market gaining momentum

The UK mortgage market has started to grow once again, with more borrowers takin...

Legal & General launches first equity release range

Legal & General has launched its first range of equity release products, fol...

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