The equity release industry has spoken out against calls from the Society for Equity Release Advisers (SERA) to ban telephone-based equity release advice.
Homeowners considering equity release are spending longer investigating product choices before making a decision, according to research from the equity release solicitors' alliance (ERSA).
Prudential is to withdraw from the equity release sector in the first quarter of 2010 after deciding to deploy capital to other parts of its business.
Housing wealth could play a greater role in supporting retirement in the future, the Pensions Policy Institute says.
Equity release specialists In Retirement Services has gone into administration.
The equity release market must adapt products, advice and pricing to cater for a changing market, according to Safe Home Income Plans (SHIP), which has called for a Government-led debate on the issue.
The negative reputation of equity release remains the top concern for advisers recommending the products, according to the Hodge Lifetime IFA Confidence Report.
Safe Home Income Plans (SHIP) has reported a 22% year-on-year fall in business volumes despite a 5% increase in new customers in Q2 2009.
IFAs specialising in equity release should ensure they establish and maintain an online presence, according to the latest research from the Equity Release Solicitors' Alliance (ERSA).
The value of equity release policies sold by Just Retirement increased marginally in the first quarter, compared to the corresponding period of 2008.
The Association of IFAs (AIFA) has criticised consumer watchdog Which? after it hinted its report into the quality of equity release advice given by intermediaries will be far from glowing.
Lending by the equity release sector has fallen by almost a quarter over the first quarter of 2009, according to Key Retirement Solutions.
Peter Welch highlights the pros and cons of home reversions
Key Retirement Solutions has launched a new equity release referral proposition, which includes microsites designed to take branding from the firm's partners.
Nigel Hare Scott discusses how the equity release market is evolving in these turbulent times
Mark Gettinby looks at how the perception of equity release is changing
Our panel of industry experts debate the key issues the equity release industry has had to get to grips with over the past year as well as giving their predictions on how it will develop
Alison Beeston discusses how the equity release market is holding up during the credit crunch
Pensioners who have released equity from their homes over the last five years or more could save thousands by remortgaging to a more competitive deal, according to Key Retirement Solutions.
Nigel Hare-Scott highlights how home reversions can be of use to elderly homeowners
As 75% of IFAs report an upturn in equity release enquires during the past three months, IFAonline is coming to the aid of advisers wishing to capitalise on this expanding area of the market.
David Wright tries to explode some of the myths surrounding equity release and highlights the key areas that advisers need to clarify for their clients
There are many different reasons why consumers consider equity release - it is no longer considered as a last resort. Anthony Rafferty identifies the key issues for financial advisers to consider when advising clients on equity release
It's been one year since home reversions became regulated. Simon Little looks at the impact this has had on the equity release market