Equity release

        Equity release: From one-hit wonder to market superstar?

        Retirement Planner | 22 Oct 2014 | 15:14

        Equity release is growing strongly and Bower Retirement Services is looking to recruit more advisers. Helen Morrissey talks to new chairperson Andrea Rozario about her new role and the outlook for equity release.


        FOS finds against equity release adviser

        The Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) has ordered an equity release provider to repay a client the cost of a lifetime mortgage after it found the client had received bad advice.

        Professional Adviser | 21 Oct 2014 | 11:01

        All eyes on equity release

        Fiona Murphy writes on the equity release market’s surge in momentum.

        Retirement Planner | 01 Sep 2014 | 16:05

    Other Equity release articles


      Warning over advisers' equity release awareness as sales spike

      The Equity Release Solicitors’ Alliance (ERSA) has issued an alert to advisers after it became concerned more could be advising consumers on the products "not fully aware of the requirements".

      Professional Adviser | 01 Sep 2014 | 12:06

      RP Poll: How will equity release market develop?

      In this week’s RP quick fire poll we asked readers to tell us how they expect the equity release market to develop.

      Retirement Planner | 27 Aug 2014 | 15:40
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      Equity release firm aims to double adviser numbers

      Equity release specialist Bower Retirement Services has set out plans to double its adviser force following an upturn in business volumes.

      Professional Adviser | 27 Aug 2014 | 11:42

      RP Poll: Equity release

      In this week's quick-fire poll we ask: Do you advise on equity release?

      Retirement Planner | 12 Aug 2014 | 15:49

      LV= annuity sales up 30% despite Budget changes

      Mutual LV= has reported strong annuity sales for the second quarter of the year despite the sweeping changes to retirement income announced in the 2014 Budget.

      Professional Adviser | 28 Jul 2014 | 10:20
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      Govt should set up 'equity release scheme' for poorer retirees

      A think tank has called on the government to buy parts of people's homes and deliver a guaranteed lifetime income in return, in a bid to bolster retirement income for low earners.

      Professional Adviser | 12 Jun 2014 | 11:11

      How to protect a legacy after equity release

      Ian Jefferies, head of protection at Skandia, highlights how clients can balance equity release while still protecting their legacy...

      Professional Adviser | 29 May 2014 | 16:44

      Partnership overhauls board member line up

      Partnership Assurance has overhauled its board with the announcement of two new appointments and the departure of Robin Phipps and Marisa Cassoni.

      IFAonline | 07 Mar 2014 | 07:20

      Equity release lender Pure Retirement launches

      Pure Retirement, a new equity release provider, has launched to market with its Pure Drawdown Plan, a high loan-to-value lifetime drawdown scheme.

      Retirement Planner | 24 Feb 2014 | 11:37

      Equity release: Gathering momentum?

      Fiona Murphy goes through the results of this month’s Inquiry and asks advisers how the market has developed.

      Retirement Planner | 07 Jan 2014 | 16:53

      New equity release lender to shake-up market

      A new equity lender is preparing to enter the market in January, targeting a place among the top three lenders.

      Retirement Planner | 26 Nov 2013 | 11:53
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      Is there a role for home reversion?

      Lifetime mortgages are not the only option for clients. Chris Prior highlights the case for home reversion

      Retirement Planner | 23 Sep 2013 | 13:27

      Should banks sell equity release?

      Players such as banks and building societies could re-enter the equity release sector. Fiona Murphy asks industry players if this would be a good thing for the industry.

      Retirement Planner | 23 Sep 2013 | 13:14

      Aviva axed phone service after uncovering advice concerns

      A telephone advice service offered by Aviva - originally believed to be a casualty of the provider's decision to exit advised sales in May - was in fact pulled months earlier after an audit flagged concerns over the quality of advice given to customers.

      IFAonline | 05 Aug 2013 | 14:14



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