Equity Release Council

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New Member Enquiries


Welcome to the Equity Release Council and thank you for your interest in joining as a new member. The application process is relatively straightforward but should you have any question please feel free to contact us.


The Council’s aims and objectives are centred on sustaining and growing this safe and innovative market, whilst ensuring continued focus is on positive outcomes for the consumer. We aim to provide unbiased information, educating the consumer, influencing policy and positioning equity release as a true and relevant mainstream option in the ‘At and In retirement phases of our economic infrastructure.


As the Trade Body representing all stakeholder firms in the equity release industry we therefore welcome applications from Provider firms, Adviser firms, Solicitor/legal executives & conveyancing firms as well as a number of firms who have a vested interest in the sector who may be able to join our Associated category. For more information on fees and pertinent information relating to your membership category, please visit the specific sections found on the left hand menu.

Please note we do not accept individual applications on their own without also receiving a Firm’s application except for those being added to an existing Firm membership/sole traders.


For the full list of what Equity Release Council membership could mean for you, please click on the following link: http://www.equityreleasecouncil.com/new-member-enquiries/membership-benefits/ or follow the link of the left hand menu.


On the right hand side of this page you can download the application form (that is used for both firms and individual applications). Complete online, save, print and return to us at the following address, together with the appropriate administration fee. Once due diligence has been completed you will be advised of the subscription fee payable and the next steps.


Application Process

Equity Release Council

3rd Floor, Bush House

North West Wing, Aldwych

London WC2B 4PJ


If you should have any queries please contact us at info@equityreleasecouncil.com.  Applications can take up to 4 weeks, however depending on the nature of your application this may take a shorter or longer timeframe. We will endeavour to keep you updated along the way.