The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is considering its regulation of the equity release market amid concerns a "dirty word" reputation has led to an under-functioning market.
Breaking the equity release taboo
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has banned an equity release and mortgage adviser for making illegitimate transfers totalling £1m.
Why Martin Lewis has got it wrong on equity release
Legal & General (L&G) is to buy equity release provider New Life Home Finance (Newlife) for £5m.
Andrea Rozario on the surge in demand for equity release and the opportunities for properly qualified advisers
Equity release specialist Stonehaven has been bought out by annuity provider MGM Advantage.
Sales of equity release products have remained virtually flat in the past year, according to data from Key Retirement Solutions.
Nine in ten advisers say equity release is relevant to their client bank, according to a new research released today.
The Financial Services Authority (FSA) has published final rules on mortgage selling, convinced they will "put common sense at the heart of the market" and prevent borrowers taking out unaffordable deals.
The proportion of borrowers remortgaging increased to four in ten last month, which could signal the start of a rush as fixed rates continue to fall for home owners with a large deposit, said an adviser.
Aviva is set to expand its equity release pilot scheme, following a successful trial period earlier this year.
Safe Home Income Providers (SHIP) will relaunch as the Equity Release Council later this month.
Safe Home Income Plans (SHIP) has launched a group to consider the impact fraud has on equity release, and to offer further protection to consumers.
Safe Home Income Plans (SHIP), the trade body for equity release, has appointed Chris Pond as chair of the SHIP standards board.
The equity release lender is increasing maximum loan sizes by 11% and cutting rates by 0.2%, following a move to increased individual underwriting.
Safe Home Income Plans (SHIP) has appointed Nigel Waterson as its chairman following the retirement of Laurie Edmans, who stepped down after six years in the position.
Partnership has upped their loan to value rates to enable clients with health issues to release more equity from their homes.
The value of Just Retirement’s new business in the six months to 31 December 2011 grew by 32.7% compared to the same period in 2010.
In this week's Retirement Planner quick fire poll we ask: The possibility of SIPP provider consolidation has fuelled industry chatter for many years but will we finally see it happen in 2012, as Suffolk Life predict?
Two advisers debate the merits (and faults) of equity release