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Nigel Waterson comments on latest pensioner income data

Nigel Waterson comments on latest pensioner income data

Nigel Waterson, Chairman of the Equity Release Council comments on the latest pensioner income data from the Office of National Statistics:

“Today’s figures highlight the budget black hole facing pensioners, whose average gross weekly income of £477 is still lower than...

2 July 2014

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Nigel Waterson comments on the Age UK and FSC report

Nigel Waterson comments on the Age UK and FSC report

Nigel Waterson, Chairman of the Equity Release Council comments on the Age UK and FSC report on financial resilience in later life:

“The Age UK and FSC report highlights the great value that equity release can provide to millions of over-55s who lack the savings or pen...

25 June 2014

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Two in five retiring property owners plan home improvements as house prices rise

Two in five retiring property owners plan home improvements as house prices rise

With rising house prices increasing the chances of over-55 homeowners staying in their current homes, nearly two in five (38%) are considering home improvement projects according to new research by the Equity Release Council (The Council).

More than two in five (42%) s...

15 June 2014

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Equity Release Council responds to proposals for a 'UK Equity Bank'

Equity Release Council responds to proposals for a 'UK Equity Bank'

Nigel Waterson, Chairman of the Equity Release Council, comments on proposals set out in the ‘UK Equity Bank: towards income security in old age’ report:

“The debate over income security in old age brings welcome attention to a social issue that urgently needs addressi...

12 June 2014

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Most over-45s expect to retire with almost half a £ million in assets

Most over-45s expect to retire with almost half a £ million in assets

The majority of over-45s in the UK expect to retire with at least £490,990 in assets suggests new research from specialist equity release provider, Pa...

30 October 2013

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Grandparents Generosity hits over half a billion pounds a year and this support is set to grow

Grandparents Generosity hits over half a billion pounds a year and this support is set to grow

New research by the International Longevity Centre-UK (ILC-UK), supported by Key Retirement Solutions and Partnership, highlights how grandparents are...

16 October 2013

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Partnership comments on ILC-UK/KRS Research into Grandparents Contributions to University Fees

Partnership comments on ILC-UK/KRS Research into Grandparents Contributions to University Fees

Ged Hosty, Managing Director of Equity Release at Partnership looks at this research which shows that 1.7 million grandparents have contributed toward...

9 October 2013

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SOLLA Commits to Expanding Access to its Consumer Standard for Later Life Financial Advice

SOLLA Commits to Expanding Access to its Consumer Standard for Later Life Financial Advice

The growing issue of how best to prepare for later life planning, be it pension provision, funding the costs of care, or inheritance planning, continu...

16 September 2013

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