Equity release

        LV= annuity sales up 30% despite Budget changes

        Professional Adviser | 28 Jul 2014 | 10:20

        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.

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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

    Other Equity release articles


      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

      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



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