Equity Release provides home owners over the age of 55 with the facility to release money from their home.

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Originally formed in 1991 we were created to represent the industry, setting robust standards and raising public and political awareness of the equity release.

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When considering an equity release plan we recommend customers talk to a specialist member of The Council. All of our members have agreed to abide by our standards and principles.

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Member, industry and consumer events calendar.

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Our brochure provides clear information and details on what you need to consider.

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Age UK's new report on care in the home

Age UK's new report on care in the home

10 September 2018

A new Age UK report entitled "The Failing Safety Net" has been published. It reveals that the older generation are not receiving all the care they may need in the home. Only one in every three people are getting the help they need on a daily basis.

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Equity Release applications require advice

Equity Release applications require advice

10 September 2018

Applicants for an Equity Release plan who may have thought they don't need financial advice - over 80% of those aged 55+ according to a recent Moneyfacts survey - must in fact obtain advice. This is according to the Equity Release Council, who state that obtaining advice is a required part of the process.

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ERC Chairman writes for Retirement Planner on social care

ERC Chairman writes for Retirement Planner on social care

4 September 2018

David Burrowes, Chairman of the Equity Release Council, writes for Retirement Planner. In his first piece, he discusses the very current issue of social care and raises the question about housing wealth as a solution to the care crisis.

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