Safe Home Income Plans (SHIP), the trade body for equity release, has appointed Chris Pond as chair of the SHIP standards board.
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.
The FSA has temporarily shut the sale and rent back (SRB) market after a review found most transactions were either unaffordable or unsuitable and should not have been sold at all.
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
Abbey for Intermediaries has revealed plans to distribute all of its core retail financial products through brokers and confirmed its much-speculated entry into the buy-to-let sector.
Nationals round-up: Star fund managers were under the microscope while RPI-linked bonds made a return. There was also a closer look at inheritance tax and the buy-to-let market.
Three men, including a financial adviser and an estate agent, have confessed their involvement in a buy-to-let property scam worth more than £1m.
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.
Dev Malle, sales and marketing director at Personal Touch Financial Services, discusses why buy-to-let has become such an important part of the UK market.