Partnership overhauls board member line up

IFAonline | 07 Mar 2014 | 07:20

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


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

Other Equity release articles


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

Equity release market could top £1bn in 2013

Intermediaries have helped boost the equity release market by 29% over the past two years, figures from the Equity Release Council have revealed.

IFAonline | 12 Jul 2013 | 10:49
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Equity release: The key considerations

Chris Prior highlights the issues advisers need to discuss with clients considering equity release

Retirement Planner | 03 Jul 2013 | 15:55

Equity release: The key considerations

Chris Prior highlights the issues advisers need to discuss with clients considering equity release

Retirement Planner | 25 Jun 2013 | 11:32

Your five minute guide to equity release

Georgina Smith, managing director of equity release provider Stonehaven, separates the truth from the lies.

IFAonline | 12 Jun 2013 | 13:33 | video

Equity release could close European pensions gap

Europe’s equity release market could potentially release over €20 billion a year as long as current Solvency II requirements don’t stifle product supply according to a report.

Retirement Planner | 10 Jun 2013 | 12:11

Equity Release Council to brief policy makers on advice for older people

The Equity Release Council is to brief policymakers on improving access to financial advice for older people at the House of Commons today.

Retirement Planner | 05 Jun 2013 | 00:00

Equity release: Building partnerships

Chris Prior discusses the importance of developing professional connections in the equity release market

Retirement Planner | 22 May 2013 | 17:22

Equity Release Council: govt must take control on policy

Equity Release Council chairman Nigel Waterson has urged government to address a ‘knowledge and policy’ vacuum and take control of equity release.

Retirement Planner | 15 May 2013 | 16:00

Equity release confidence rises 23% in a year-ERSA

There has been a 23% increase in the number of UK adults who would consider equity release yet understanding of specialist advice remains low, finds research.

Retirement Planner | 15 May 2013 | 13:04

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

UK adults ‘in denial’ about retirement saving shortfall- research

Almost two-thirds (65%) of UK adults are ‘unaware, unwilling or unable’ to address the financial challenges of retirement, according to research.

Retirement Planner | 08 May 2013 | 00:05

Over -55s most at risk from interest only ‘time-bomb’

The over-55s are most at risk from the interest-only mortgage time-bomb, according to equity release specialists.

Retirement Planner | 02 May 2013 | 15:22

KRS launches over-55s property service

Key Retirement Solutions is launching the first nationwide service to handle the house buying and selling process for the over-55s.

Retirement Planner | 30 Apr 2013 | 11:45


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