Equity release

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

        Professional Adviser | 08 Jan 2015 | 16:15

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


        Catch up: Five pensions stories you might have missed

        In this week's Retirement Planner news round-up we highlight five key stories you might have missed over the past seven days.

        Retirement Planner | 14 Nov 2014 | 10:28

        Pensions experts call for policy intervention on care funding

        Pensions experts have called for the government to help savers access their pensions tax-free to fund long-term care.

        Professional Adviser | 12 Nov 2014 | 12:16

    Other Equity release articles


      Advisers urged to get involved in ‘evolving’ equity release market

      Andrea Rozario, chairman of Bower Retirement Services and former director general of the Equity Release Council (ERC), has sounded a call to arms for advisers to get involved in the equity release sector.

      Professional Adviser | 07 Nov 2014 | 14:27

      The comeback kid: Why annuities aren't finished yet

      Mark Wood, chief executive of JLT Employee Benefits, predicts annuities will make a comeback and equity release will surge, but retirees will not be better off after the pensions revolution...

      Professional Adviser | 03 Nov 2014 | 11:02

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

      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.

      Retirement Planner | 22 Oct 2014 | 15:14

      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

      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


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