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.
The equity release industry has spoken out against calls from the Society for Equity Release Advisers (SERA) to ban telephone-based equity release advice.
Landlords saw a 7.6% annual return on their investments by the end of December 2009, according to the latest index from LSL Property Services.
Homeowners considering equity release are spending longer investigating product choices before making a decision, according to research from the equity release solicitors' alliance (ERSA).
Next year is likely to present an even greater challenge for the private rented sector (PRS) than seen in 2009, according to the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA).
Annual returns in the buy-to-let market are improving, according to the latest index from LSL Property Services.
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.
The FSA says it is not blocking self-employed and contract workers from getting a mortgage by banning self-cert products.
Advisers today branded proposals to effectively ban self-certification mortgages "inappropriate", saying they will leave the self-employed unable to access the mortgage market.
The first Islamic Finance conference in the North of England is being held in Leeds.
Housing wealth could play a greater role in supporting retirement in the future, the Pensions Policy Institute says.
The buy-to-let (BTL) market was today branded a "ticking time bomb" in a damning report highlighting the growing gap between the supply of and demand for BTL properties.
A former Credit Suisse banker has been found guilty of fraud after deceiving investors into buying risky investments that led to $1bn (£610m) of losses.
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.
The continuing debate on specialist lenders' arrears management intensified last week, after City Minister Lord Myners called for a crackdown on charges levied by lenders when borrowers fall into mortgage arrears.
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).