The equity release lender is increasing maximum loan sizes by 11% and cutting rates by 0.2%, following a move to increased individual underwriting.
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.
Partnership has upped their loan to value rates to enable clients with health issues to release more equity from their homes.
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.
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?
Two advisers debate the merits (and faults) of equity release
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.
LV='s head of equity release speaks to Retirement Planner about winning lifetime mortgages provider of the year at the Equity Release Awards
SHIP has seen the highest level of lending for two years, according to their Q4 results.
An investigation into the quality of free equity release advice available through some intermediaries - including IFAs - has uncovered examples of what it deemed poor practice.
Claire Barker goes through the results of the latest ERSA research on how clients are using equity release
Nationals round-up: Terry Smith delivers on his promises, a comparison of equity release and downsizing and what the eurozone crisis means for your clients.
Demand for equity release has increased, despite scepticism. Fiona Murphy looks at the results of this Retirement Planner Inquiry
Fiona Murphy finds out how the market is evolving in line with consumer demands and financial growth
Providers are hailing it as a solution to pensioner poverty but retirement planners are taking a more cautious approach to using equity release in this way. Maryrose Fison takes a closer look at what advisers need to consider when advising on these products....
Partnership has launched an equity release product offering better rates for those suffering from conditions such as diabetes or cancer.
Annuity and equity release provider Just Retirement has more than doubled the maximum initial loan amount available from its equity release product.
The FSA's consultation paper on the mortgage market review (MMR) does not go far enough to ensure consumers are provided with a full range of equity release options, the Society of Equity Release Advisers (SERA) says.
Demand for equity release products will surge in the coming years as the baby boom generation begins to retire, says Almary Green.
Equity release sales jumped 22% in the first half of 2010 to £454.99m compared to same period last year, according to Key Retirement Solutions (KRS).
Hodge Lifetime has announced plans to reduce new equity release lending and restructure its business to concentrate on its pension annuity arm.
Equity release provider Stonehaven has temporarily suspended all new lending.
Adviser Equitycare has merged with Better Retirement's domiciliary care brand - Paying for Care at Home.