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Milestone year for equity release in British house lending sector

Milestone year for equity release in British house lending sector

Membership of the ERC has gone up by 23% from the same time last year

26 December 2017

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Equity Release Council’s membership surpasses 650 as sector builds momentum going into 2018

Equity Release Council’s membership surpasses 650 as sector builds momentum going into 2018

The membership of the Equity Release Council (The Council) has increased annually by nearly a quarter (23%), rising to 219 from 178 at the same time last year, boosted by new entrants to the market.

21 December 2017

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Retirement interest - only mortgages are "far from ready" to be reintroduced according to ERC Chair

Retirement interest - only mortgages are "far from ready" to be reintroduced according to ERC Chair

Equity Release Chair considers proposals to introduce retirement interest-only mortgages are "far from implementation ready"

7 December 2017

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Dynamic times for Equity Release but not without its challenges

Dynamic times for Equity Release but not without its challenges

2017 has been a record breaking year for the Equity Release Market but what are the challenges facing advisers? Donna Bathgate, The ERC's Chief Operating Officer gives her views

30 November 2017

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Nigel Waterson - Equity release market "has come of age" with "dramatic growth" predicted

Nigel Waterson - Equity release market "has come of age" with "dramatic growth" predicted

Nigel Waterson, the outgoing chair of the ERC, considers that Equity Release has come of age and has moved on from the "image issues of the past"

24 November 2017

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Older home owners cash in on increase in house values

Older home owners cash in on increase in house values

A record number of house owners released equity from their homes in October says a leading provider

18 November 2017

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Nationwide joins the Equity Release Council

Nationwide joins the Equity Release Council

By joining The Council, Nationwide indicates its support for the robust industry standards, rules and guidance that are the bedrock of the modern equity release market and underpin the provision of products and advice to consumers.

17 November 2017

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Over 55 year olds increasingly using their homes as cash dispensers

Over 55 year olds increasingly using their homes as cash dispensers

Over 55 year olds using the equity in their homes to fund their retirement is becoming normalised according to experts

17 November 2017

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Building Societies report an increase in older borrowers

Building Societies report an increase in older borrowers

As building societies move in to supporting later life lending they have reported an increase in older borrowers.

16 November 2017

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Retirement planning is a pressing issue

Retirement planning is a pressing issue

concerns for retirement income are encouraging older homeowners to think about a wider range of options, including equity release.

15 November 2017

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