Equity Release provides home owners over the age of 55 with the facility to release money from their home.

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Originally formed in 1991 we were created to represent the industry, setting robust standards and raising public and political awareness of the equity release.

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When considering an equity release plan we recommend customers talk to a specialist member of The Council. All of our members have agreed to abide by our standards and principles.

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Member, industry and consumer events calendar.

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Our brochure provides clear information and details on what you need to consider.

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Increase in Council Membership numbers

Increase in Council Membership numbers

13 December 2018

An increase of 46% in its membership has been announced by the Equity Release Council. Since the end of 2017 membership numbers have increased to over 300 firms. The Council also has seen a 38% increase in individual memberships, with this figure now reaching 900 individuals.

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How to cope with debt problems

How to cope with debt problems

12 December 2018

Some top tips to help you with any money worries: debt can worry us all, especially during big occasions like Christmas or for holidays.

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ERC Chairman David Burrowes writes on generational housing gap

ERC Chairman David Burrowes writes on generational housing gap

3 December 2018

David Burrowes writes about one of the most urgent issues that divides the generations. Statistics from the ONS show that two thirds of those aged 25-34 were homeowners in 1991, yet a generation later, only one third - 36% - are able to achieve a property purchase.

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