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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

Top tips for downsizing

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How to use a lifetime mortgage

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How to use a home reversion plan

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Case study – Home reversion plans

Gail Shaw, 77, had previously looked into home reversion plans but was unsure ab...

Case study – Lifetime mortgages

Mary Harris, 77, and husband Thomas Harris, 84, are retired teachers.

How to release equity from your home

Equity release is an important financial tool for older homeowners.

Guides

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Guide to tracker mortgages

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Guide to equity release

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Jargon Buster

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Guide to home reversion schemes

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News

Retired homeowners saw their property’s value rise on average £3K last year

Welsh older homeowners were the biggest winners, but in two regions retired home...

Three in four over-65s own their home outright

Property wealth is likely to play an increasing role in funding retirement as we...

Eight in 10 choose equity release to avoid downsizing

Some prefer to release equity from their home with a mortgage than downsize to a...

More than 40k interest-only mortgages to mature this year

Most borrowers will pay their outstanding balance on maturity, but some will nee...

One in three will help fund retirement with property wealth

Only two in five homeowners are happy with their proposed retirement income

Equity release lending fell at end of 2019

Both the total amount lent and the number of lifetime mortgage plans taken out f...

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