The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is considering its regulation of the equity release market amid concerns a "dirty word" reputation has led to an under-functioning market.
The regulator has invited industry and consumer views on equity release as part of a new study of the mortgage market, following its implementation of the Mortgage Market Review (MMR). It wants to see...
£3.4bn released last year
And mortgage lending
To communicate equity release's wider opportunities and benefits, writes Chris Flowers, providers and advisers need to think about how best to engage not only its usual target audience but also their families
£936m of housing wealth unlocked
To help meet savings goals
Residential care fees are a hot topic at the moment, says Libby Holding, with increasing media coverage of people who have had all of their life savings and assets swallowed up by care fees in their later years...
Adjustment to value of unquoted assets
Regulator outlines adviser expectations for 2020
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