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Equity Release Council reinforces Standards Board

Equity Release Council reinforces Standards Board

The Equity Release Council has announced two new appointments to its Standards Board to help champion consumer interests by upholding product and service standards across the equity release industry.

Simon Chalk, Technical Manager at Age Partnership, will serve as advi...

2 April 2014

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Equity Release Council Launches Industry Government Forum

Equity Release Council Launches Industry Government Forum

The Equity Release Council has launched an Industry Government Forum, bringing together policy, industry and government experts to explore how equity release can best serve the needs of the ageing UK population.
The new forum calls on representatives from HM Treasury (H...

17 March 2014

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ILC-UK's Financial Wellbeing Report shows 'obvious and urgent need' to raise financial awareness during 'squeezed middle age'

ILC-UK's Financial Wellbeing Report shows 'obvious and urgent need' to raise financial awareness during 'squeezed middle age'

Nigel Waterson, Chairman of the Equity Release Council, says:
“As the ILC-UK report makes clear, there is no denying that property wealth becomes increasingly significant as people get older. The fact that almost half of older households are characterised as ‘conservati...

6 March 2014

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Better interest rates and rising property prices fuel equity release growth

Better interest rates and rising property prices fuel equity release growth

Better interest rates and rising property values are prompting increasingly older people to boost their finances through equity release, according to a new report from the Equity Release Council (The Council).

The first edition of the Equity Release Market Report exami...

1 March 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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