MGM Advantage buys equity release provider Stonehaven

IFAonline | 13 Jan 2014 | 13:46

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


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

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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

Just Retirement new business up 33%

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.

IFAonline | 07 Feb 2012 | 10:15

RP Poll: Will great SIPP market consolidation happen this year?

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?

Retirement Planner | 25 Jan 2012 | 10:21

Head to head: Would you recommend equity release?

Equity release products have been subject to significant debate among industry experts and the media for some time. Charlotte Richards talks to two advisers about the pros and cons.

Professional Adviser | 19 Jan 2012 | 08:00

Changing times at SHIP

SHIP has undergone an extensive engagement process to ensure it continues to represent the needs of the equity release industry in the best possible way. Helen Morrissey asks director-general Andrea Rozario what these changes mean.

Retirement Planner | 18 Jan 2012 | 16:24

Q&A: Vanessa Owens

LV=’s head of equity release speaks to Retirement Planner about winning lifetime mortgages provider of the year at the Equity Release Awards

Retirement Planner | 18 Jan 2012 | 14:49


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