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Archive Articles 2014

23rd December 2014

Caithness Business Index - £26.7bn Payout From The Bank of Mum and Dad in 2014

Financial TImes - Amendment to enshrine FCA guidance demands in law


22nd December 2014

Moneyfacts - The growth of equity release 

Your Money - Equity release to hit £1.2bn

Property Overseas Today - OGC offers warning signs for overseas buyers in 2015


19th December 2014

Mortgage Solutions - Equity release to hit £1.2bn 


18th December 2014

The Times - Your 5-minute digest

The Times - Bank of Mum and Dad forks out £26bn

Mortgage Introducer - Over-55s housing payout hits 10.4bn


15th December 2014

Financial Reporter - Advisers expect surge in equity release 

Mortgage Introducers - Pensions Reforms to boost equity release 

FT Adviser - Survey reveals increased interest in equity release 

The economic voice - Overseas Buyers Warned to Watch UK MArket Conditions in 2015


14th December 2014

Sunday Times - Older borrowers turn to equity release as loans are rejected


5th December 2014

Mortgage Finance Gazette - Equity Release - the price of success


4th December 2014

FT Adviser - Interest-only borrowers scrimping on protection face 'timebomb' - ERC


3rd December 2014

Financial Reporter - FSE London 2014: The Changing face of Retirement - Nigel Waterson, Equity Release Council


1st December 2014

What Mortgage - Interest-only borrowers need more than 'extend-and-pretend' solutions

Introducer Today - Interest-only borrowers need support

Mortgage Introducer - Special Feature: FS innovation 


28th November 2014

FT Adviser - Interest-only borrowers need more protection: ERC

Mortgage Finance Gazette - Interest-only borrowers need more than 'extend and pretend' solutions 

Mortgage Solutions - Waterson warns interest only could impede equity release choice

Mortgage Solutions - Kyle accepts outstanding contribution at Equity Release Awards


26th November 2014

Mortgage Strategy - Flexibility is vital for products to defuze timebomb

Mortgage Strategy - Jon King joins Bower Retirement 


24th November 2014

IFA Magazine - News Shorts for November 

Citywire - Mortgage directive revives equity release fears


26th November 2014

Money Marketing - Equity Release the answer to older borrowers' mortgage woes? 


17th November 2014

Mortgage Introducer - Half of Equity Release funds home improvements

Guardian Spalding - Analysis of equity release lending

Best Advice - Jon King joins Bower Retirement Services

Mortgage Introducer - Bower appoints equity release King

Mortgage Strategy - Former SHIP chairman Jon King joins Bower Retirement Services

Mortgage Solutions - Bower Retirement Services bolsters senior team with King appointment

Money Marketing - Former Ship chairman Jon King joins Bower Retirement Services

Mature Times - How equity release can help you


13th November 2014

Your Money - Pensioners increasingly turning to equity release to boost income 

Professional Adviser - Pensioners increasingly turning to equity release to boost income


12th November 2014

Mortgage Solutions - Pensioners increasingly turning to equity release to boost income

Money Marketing - ERC: Three major lenders to enter equity release 

Mortgage Solutions - ERC: Three major lenders to enter equity release 

Mortgage Solutions - Leader: make equity release work


11th November 2014

Mortgage Solution - Guidance guarantee 'significant milestone' for equity release


6th November 2014

 

FT Adviser - Santander mulls equity release for interest only borrowers 

Mortgage Introducer - PFS 2014: Advisers urged to offer equity release

Mortgage Solutions - Pure Retirement reveals product innovation plans

Mortgage Solutions - Equity release ''has turned a corner'' - poll


5th November 2014

Mortgage Strategy - Santander looking at equity release move

Money Marketing - Santander looking at equity release move


4th November 2014

Financial Reporter - An uphill struggle - changing perceptions of equity release 

Mortgage Solutions - Older borrowers may fall into advice gap. say brokers


3rd November 2014

Mortgage Finance Gazette - Lifetime mortgage market is expanding

Mortgage Solutions - Poll: Equity Release - will the market see a growth spurt?


1st November 2014

The Telegraph - 'We will be mortgaged 'til we drop - and we 're happy'

MSN News - 'We will be mortgaged 'til we drop - and we 're happy'


31st October 2014

thecourier.co.uk - Mortgages until death plan mooted

talktalk.co.uk - Mortgages until death plan mooted


30th October 2014

Money Marketing - Santander eyes equity release launch

Mortgage Strategy - Santander eyes equity release launch

Yorkshire Post - Lender mulls pay-till-you-die mortgages

Daily Mail - Family inheritance under threat from lifetime mortgages: Experts warn schemes should only be used as a last resort 

JerseyEveningPost.Com - Mortgages until death plan mooted

SundayPost.Com - Mortgages until death plan mooted

Aberdeen Journals - Mortgages until death plan mooted 

Shropshire Star - Mortgages until death plan mooted 

Express & Star - Mortgages until death plan mooted

Guernsey Press - Mortgages until death plan mooted 


29th October 2014

Mortgage Strategy - Figures show surge in equity release lending 

Mortgage Finance Gazette - Pure Retirement and e.surv partner up 

Best advice - E.surv partners with Pure Retirement 

Property Reporter - e.surv partners up with Pure Retirement 

Today's conveyancer - e.surv launch relationship with Pure Retirement


28th October 2014

Savvy Woman - How does equity release work? Understanding the basics of equity release 

BT - Equity release pros and cons


27th October 2014

Property Checklists - 'Record - breaking' equity release on the way up  

The Move Channel - Equity release ''invaluable'' solution for over-55s


26th October 2014

The Sunday Times - Beware using home as a cash machine 


25th October 2014

BBC Radio 4 - Nigel Waterson on Today


23rd October 2014

Select Property - UK property being used to fund retirement 

Cheshire Today - Elderly look to equity release 


22nd October 2014

FT Adviser - Equity release lending soars to £375m in Q3 '14

Daily Mail - Equity release mis-selling complaints rocket as over 55s try to fund retirement  

Mortgage Strategy - Comment: Limetime loans have a bigger role to play

Professional Adviser - Equity release: From one-hit wonder to market superstar

PropertyWire - UK property becoming increasingly important for retirement planning

Wiltshire Business Online - Borrowing against home equity at highest level

BullBearings - Tuesday Newspaper round-up: Royal Mail, RTGS, Pensions 


 

21st October 2014

BBC Radio 5 - Nigel Waterson interview

The Telegraph - Equity Release: how much can you borrow and how much could it cost

The Telegraph - The £100,000 mortgage that cost £250,000 - equity release complaints rise 

BBC News - Newspaper review: Bellingham death, paralysis 'cure', UKIP calypso

BBC News - Rising property values prompt equity release 

The Times - Retired homeowners release £4m equity daily

The Times - Retired homeowners lead the rush to release equity 

Mortgage Introducer - Equity release lending breaks £1bn barrier 

Mortgage Solutions - Equity release lending hits record levels

Money Marketing - Equity release lending surges past £1bn in 2014

Daily Mail - Over-55s in record £1billion equity raid on their homes: Older people taking advantage of booming house prices help figure surge by 20% this year  

The Times - Your 5-minute digest 

FT Adviser - Equity release lending tops £1bn so far this year

Mortgage Finance Gazette - Equity release lending tops £1bn for 2014

IFA Magazine - Tuesday Newspaper round-up: Royal Mail, RTGS, Pensions 

Introducer Today - Equity release tops £1bn in nine months

Mindful Money - Older homeowners release record sums from their properties 

Your Mortgage and Remortgage - Equity release lending hits record levels


20th October 2014

The Telegraph - Home owners use properties as 'cash machines' to fund retirement 

Hargreaves Lansdown - Tuesday Newspaper round-up: Royal Mail, RTGS, Pensions 

Digital Look - Tuesday Newspaper round-up: Royal Mail, RTGS, Pensions

London South East - Tuesday Newspaper round-up: Royal Mail, RTGS, Pensions


 

16th October 2014

Mortgage Finance Gazette - Concern over adviser awareness of new legal standards in equity release market

Financial Reporter - Preparing ourselves for more regulatory changes


10th October 2014

Financial Reporter - Understanding the need for equity release 


8th October 2014

Southwest Business - Equity Release ' has its uses say Cheltenham's Lodders Solicitors


6th October 2014

FT Adviser - Equity release - a reply


3rd October 2014

Compareandsave.com - How to cash in on your property equity 


2nd October 2014

Mortgage Solutions - Two-thirds of brokers not qualified to sell equity release

Mortgage Solutions - Doing the numbers: who is actually advising on equity release? 

FT Adviser - Elderly people held back by MMR, says Waterson


 

29th September 2014

Mortgage Solutions - MCD: Lifetime Mortgages redefined - impact analysis


 

25th September 2014

Mortgage Solutions - Lifetime Mortgages redefined to comply with Mortgage Credit Directive

Health Insurance Daily - Equity Release lending rises 12% 

Mortgage Finance Gazette - Equity Release Council market report now


 

24th September 2014

FT Adviser - Can equity release be a viable source of retiremnt income for advised clients?

Pressat - Partnership Comments on Latest Equity Release Council Market Report

Sunday Express - Price increases mean millions expect home to fund retirement

Mortgage Solutions - Average equity release customers unlock £40.000

FT Adviser - Average value of equity release lending rises 12%

Mortgage Introducer - Over 55s can boost retirement wealth


 

22nd September 2014

Money Observer - More people look to property for retirement funding 


 

19th September 2014

Financial Times - Key steps to preserve wealth for your loved ones when you 're gone 


 

12th September 2014

Mortgage Introducer - MBE welcomes first time exhibitors


 

9th September 2014

Financial Reporter - Prepare for Baby Boomer-fueled equity release boom

Today's Conveyancer - ERSA issues legal safeguard alert

Best Advice - Equity Release: hard work has just begun

Financial Reporter - Prepare for Baby Boomer - fuelled equity release boom


 

8th September 2014

Mortgage Introducer - Solicitors warn intermediaties on equity release

Today's Conveyancer - ERSA issues legal safeguard alert

Best Advice - Equity Release: Hard work just begun

 

5th September 2014

Mortgage Introducer - MBE welcomes first time exhibitors

 

4th September 2014

The Gazette - Releasing money from your home can help you achieve a range of possibilities


 

2nd September 2014

Best Advice - New seminar theatres for Financial Services Expo

Mortgage Strategy - FSE London organisers confirm seminar line-up

Money Marketing - FSE London organisers confirm seminar line-up


 

1st September 2014

Mortgage Introducer - Solicitors warn intermediaries on equity release

Mortgage Solutions - Warning over advisers' equity release acumen as sales spike


 

22nd August 2014

This is money - We're mortgage-free but considering getting one to release money to help our son get on the housing ladder - is that a good idea? 

Daily Mail - We are mortgage-free but considering getting one to release money to help our son get on the housing ladder - is that a good idea? 


 

21st August 2014

Moneyfacts.co.uk - Equity release misgivings see retirees miss out



15th August 2014

Mortgage Solutions - Star letter 15/08/04


 

13th August 2014

FT Adviser - Consumers still do not understand equity release: study

Mature times - The Equity Release Council comments on Aviva's research into fears about equity release

Mortgage Solutions - Outdates ideas over equity holding homeowners back

Your Mortgage and Remortgage - Outdated ideas over equity release are holding homeowners back


12th August

Mortgage Introducer - Goldsmith launches home visit equity release service


 

11th August 2014

Financial Reporter - Goldsmith launches home visit equity release service


 

8th August 2014

Financial Reporter - Chris Prior, Manager - Sales and Distribution at Bridgewater Equity Release


 

28th July 2014

Mortgage Introducer - Flexibility is key to lifetime success


 

27th July 2014

Express - As equity release to help out in old age gains popularity - UNLOCK your home's value


26th July 2014

Mail On-Line - We've got money for home improvements and holidays: Retired can benefit from Equity Release - but watch out for the traps

This is money - We've got money for home improvements and holidays: Retired can benefit from Equity Release - but watch out for the traps


 

23rd July 2014

Prudential - Over 50s forced into equity release to pay debts


21st July 2014

Money Facts - Sales of equity release hit 10 year high

The Telegraph - Over-55s forced to use house equity to pay off debts


 

14th July 2014

Financial Reporter - Registration open for FSE London


 

9th July 2014

Express - Home equity release: Key to unlocking funds tied up in your property


 

8th July 2014 

Mortgage Introducer - Compliance & Efficiency


 

7th July 2014 

Kingdom FM 95.2 & 96.1 - Middle-Aged Scots Can't Afford To Move


 

3rd July 2014

Mail Online - Pensioner incomes beat inflation for the first time in three years but more are having to work and weekly total remains below 2009 level

This is Money - Pensioner incomes beat inflation for the first time in three years but more are having to work and weekly total remains below 2009 level


 

2nd July 2014


FT.Com - Charity says property should help fund retirement

Financial Reporter - Changing the perception of equity release


 

1st July 2014

Best Advice - Enhanced equity release behind more 2 life growth


 

20th June 2014

Financial Reporter - Stuart Wilson, Managing Partner, Later Life Academy

Money Week - How to boost your retirement income


 

18th June 2014


Financial Reporter - Firms shouldnt shy away from the equity release market

The Independent - Property news roundup: Mortgage affordability improving

This is Money - Cost of lifetime mortages could be slashed by thousands of pounds if government provides guarantee on negative equity


Mail online - Cost of lifetime mortgages could be slashed by thousands of pounds if government provides guarantee on negative equity


 

16th June 2014

Best Advice - There is a solution for the 'cash poor'


 

15th June 2014

Luton Today - More than half a million homes need to be safety-proofed to provide peace of mind in retirement
Hemel Today - More than half a million homes need to be safety-proofed to provide peace of mind in retirement


 

13th June 2014

Intoducer today - Industry shoots down UK Equity Bank


 

12th June 2014

Dorset Echo - Homeowners want to stay after retirement but don't feel they can


 

10th June 2014

Your Mortgage - 2.8m pensioner homes need to be safety-proofed


 

11th June 2014

thewestcountry.co.uk - 388,000 over-55s in the South West need to tsafety-proof homes for retirement

Mortgage Solutions - Council highlights 2.8m potential equity release customers

Mid Devon Star - 388,000 over-55s in the South West need to safety-proof homes for retirement

Mature Times - 2.8m over-65s need to safety-proof homes for retirement


 

9th June 2014

FT Adviser - The equity release products that meet client demands

FT Adviser - Are 'last resort' products set for mainstream breakthrough?

FT Adviser - Equity release: what is available, and who is it for?


 

3rd June 2014

Mortgage Introducer - Brand awareness



4th June 2014

This is Money - Unlock the cash under your roof: How to make the most of your soaring house price

Mail Online - Unlock the cash under your roof: How to make the most of your soaring house price


 

30th May 2014

SAGA - More people downsizing to raise retirement income


 

29th May 2014

Best Advice - Saga joins the Equity Release Council

FT Adviser - Saga joins the Equity Release Council ranks 


 

27th May 2014

FT Adviser - LV= Clarifies equity release lending policy

BestAdvice - Education still key for equity release sector


 

24th May 2014

The Times - Older homeowners take the Japanese route 


 

20th May 2014

Bloomberg - London Housing Prices Stoke Frenzy, Alarm Bank of England


 

16th May 2014

Mortgage Finance Gazette - Equity Release Council: Lending into Retirement

Mortgage Solutions - Lenders' fear of lending into retirment must be faced -  ERC

Your Mortgage - Lenders' fear of lending into retirement must be faced


 

14th May 2014

Mortgage Strategy - Property takes a prime spot for retirement plans

FT Adviser - People on the Move


 

13th May 2014

Mortgage Introducer - Equity Release council appoints trio


8th May 2014

Moneyfacts.co.uk - Saving is key to financial security in later life


 

28th April 2014

Best Advice - Huge scope for an increase in equity release business


 

24th April 2014

Moneyfacts.co.uk - Could you release the equity in your home?


 

22nd April 2014

This is Money - Can you cope with a two-thirds drop in your income? Study finds workers fall off huge financial cliff at retirement


 

20th April 2014

The Sunday Times - Briefing: Equity release at record levels


 

19th April 2014

Express - Struggling pensioners rush to cash in on soarting property prices


 

18th April 2014

This is Money - Pensioners cash in record amount from their homes to boost retirement income - and increasingly pay off debts
Mail online - Pensioners cash in record amount from their homes to boost retirement income - and increasingly pay off debts


 

2nd April 2014

Mortgage Solutions - ERC appoints Simon Chalk to Standards Board


 

1st April 2014

Easier Finance - Older Brits could fund a happier retirement by unlocking property wealth
Saga - Cash in the attic? Older Britons could fund a happier retirement by unlocking property wealth


7th April 2014

Mortgage Solutions - Ask The Experts: What gaps in the equity release marked can brokers exploit?



4th April 2014

Mortgage Finance Gazette - Confidence emerges from the equity release market 


 

2nd April 2014

Mortgage Introducer - Equity Release Council strengthens board


 

28th March 2014

www.businessdestinations.com - Retiring abroad just got a whole lot easier thanks to spring budget 2014


Mortgage Introducer - Equity Release - a marketplace with potential


 

27th March 2014

Uk.finance.yahoo.com - Martin Lewis: Five unpleasant truths of ageing

telegraph.co.uk - Martin Lewis: Five unpleasant truths you can't ignore


 

18th March 2014

Global Banking & Finance - True Potential Appoints financial Services Heavyweight As Non-Executive Director


 

17th March 2014

Mortgage Solutions - Equity Release Council launches government forum

Mortgage Finance Gazette - Equity Release Council launches Industry Government Forum

EUB Bankers - True Potential appoints financial services heavyweith as non-executive director

Bestadvice.co.uk - Equity release forum unveiled


 

14th March 2014

wwww.economicvoice.com - True Potential appoints financial services heavyweith as non-executive director

www.wealthadviser.co.uk - True Potential appoints Laurie Edmans as non-executive director


 

13th March 2014

Mortgage Introducer - 40pc of lifetime mortgages used to clear existing loans


 

12th March 2014

Prudential - Increasing numbers of older people turn to equity release

FT Adviser - Pensioners use homes to supplement income


 

10th March 2014

Mortgage Solutions - Ask the Experts: How will MMR impact equity release?


 

7th March 2014

Mortgage Introducer - Squeezed middle aged require financial advice


 

3rd March 2014

www.bestadvice.co.uk - Fall in average equity release interest rates

The Times - Want more fun and lower bills? Downsize

This is Money - House price boom fuels growth in pensioners taking out lifetime mortgages to fund holidays and retirement

Daily Mail - House price boom fuels growth in pensioners taking out lifetime mortgages to fund holidays and retirement

Moneyfacts.co.uk - Housing wealth fuels Equity Release


 

24th February 2014

Mortgage Solutions - Creating a new lender: the launch of Pure Retirement


9th February 2014

Express online - Cash in on your home in retirement: Your property may hold the key to money worries 


5th February 2014

FT Adviser - FCA refuses to act against adviser over website reference

BBC News - Equity Release deals rise alongside house prices

Mortgage Solutions - Equity Release Council membership passes 300

Mortgage Strategy - 60 seconds with Stuart Wilson, Managing Partner of Equity Advice and Later Life Academy

Mortgage Finance Gazette - Equity Release Council Exceeds 300 members


 

4th February 2014

Mortgate Introducer - A Kick Start to the Year


31st January 2014

International Estate Agent Today - Could UK equity fuel the next overseas property boom?

opp-connect.com - Visa applications from brits double says adviser


 

30th January 2014

FT adviser - Popularity of equity release continues to soar: ERC

Property Reporter - Could UK Equity fuel the next overseas property boom?


 

29th January 2014

Mortgage Strategy - Equity Release loans reach 1.07bn


27th January 2014

bestadvice.co.uk - UK equity release sector is growing rapidly 

thetelegraph.co.uk - Equity Release: is is time to cash in on booming house prices?

Health Insurance Daily -  Financial Advisers dominate equity release market

Mortgage Solutions - Equity Release Plans values highest in 15 years

UK Finance - Equity Release: is it time to cash in on booming house prices?


 

25th January 2014

Mortgage Finance Gazette - 15-year high for equity release lending


22nd January 2014

Theyworkforyou.com 


 

20th January 2014

What Mortgage - Releasing equity from your bricks and mortar


 

17th January 2014

Mortgage Introducer - Chalk to stand for ERC standard board election

Goldsmith William - Equity release stops the vicious cycle of retirement debt

Rochdale online - Over 55s sucked into debt

Droitwich Advertiser - Saving more of a priority for homeowners over 55

Dudley News - Saving more of a priority for homeowners over 55

Bromsgrove Advertiser - Saving more of a priority for homeowners over 55

Halesowen News - Saving more of a priority for homeowners over 55

Kidderminster Shuttle - Saving more of a priority for homeowners over 55

Redditch Advertiser - Saving more of a priority for homeowners over 55

Stourbridge News - Saving more of a priority for homeowners over 55



11th January 2014

Herald Scotland - Equity release surge as over 55s seek to unlock cash from homes


 

9th January 2014

Money Marketing - Case Study - Managing family expectations for equity release


 

8th January 2014

Mortgage Strategy - Common Sense Victory as Govt scraps plans to end interest tax relief

Professional Adviser - Equity Release Gathering Momentum 


 

2nd January 2014

Compliancy Services - Three appointed to Financial Services Consumer Panel

FT Adviser - BBC Journalist among latest for Financial Consumer Panel


 


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