Equity Release

        Legal & General enters equity release market with £5m Newlife acquisition

        Professional Adviser | 09 Feb 2015 | 13:41

        Legal & General (L&G) is to buy equity release provider New Life Home Finance (Newlife) for £5m.


        Blog: Why it's time for advisers to take equity release seriously

        Andrea Rozario on the surge in demand for equity release and the opportunities for properly qualified advisers

        Professional Adviser | 08 Jan 2015 | 16:15

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      MGM Advantage buys equity release provider Stonehaven

      Equity release specialist Stonehaven has been bought out by annuity provider MGM Advantage.

      IFAonline | 13 Jan 2014 | 13:46

      Equity release sales flatline

      Sales of equity release products have remained virtually flat in the past year, according to data from Key Retirement Solutions.

      IFAonline | 08 May 2013 | 15:00

      Brokers' five biggest bugbears

      It's Emma Mason's job, as business development manager at Blacks Connect, to visit mortgage intermediaries on a regular basis.

      IFAonline | 25 Feb 2013 | 16:35

      Aviva: 90% of advisers eye equity release for clients

      Nine in ten advisers say equity release is relevant to their client bank, according to a new research released today.

      IFAonline | 22 Nov 2012 | 06:00
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      FSA: mortgage rules will return 'common sense' to market

      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.

      IFAonline | 25 Oct 2012 | 00:27

      Rate war will spark remortgage wave, says John Charcol

      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.

      IFAonline | 08 Aug 2012 | 11:30

      Aviva expands equity release pilot

      Aviva is set to expand its equity release pilot scheme, following a successful trial period earlier this year.

      IFAonline | 26 Jul 2012 | 12:20

      Equity release: Saving begins at home

      Roger Marsden, head of at retirement at Aviva, discusses how to overcome the negative perception of equity release with your clients.

      IFAonline | 26 Jul 2012 | 08:00

      SHIP relaunches as the Equity Release Council

      Safe Home Income Providers (SHIP) will relaunch as the Equity Release Council later this month.

      IFAonline | 28 May 2012 | 13:40
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      Five things clients will call you about this week

      It's our round-up of the stories your clients may have read in the national newspapers over the weekend...

      IFAonline | 28 May 2012 | 09:45

      Fraud Working Group launches ahead of SHIP rebrand

      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.

      IFAonline | 15 May 2012 | 14:01

      SHIP appoints new chair of standards board

      Safe Home Income Plans (SHIP), the trade body for equity release, has appointed Chris Pond as chair of the SHIP standards board.

      Retirement Planner | 18 Apr 2012 | 17:30

      More 2 Life increases LTVs on enhanced equity release

      The equity release lender is increasing maximum loan sizes by 11% and cutting rates by 0.2%, following a move to increased individual underwriting.

      Retirement Planner | 30 Mar 2012 | 13:18

      SHIP hires former shadow pensions minister as chairman

      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.

      Retirement Planner | 14 Mar 2012 | 15:50

      Partnership raises equity release LTVs by up to 20%

      Partnership has upped their loan to value rates to enable clients with health issues to release more equity from their homes.

      Retirement Planner | 13 Feb 2012 | 11:31


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