Equity release

Equity release

Equity release: how to tap your house for cash

The pros and cons of releasing equity from your home compared with moving to a smaller one
10 Feb 2020
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Equity release

Tread carefully if you're thinking about equity release

The equity release market is getting its act together. But the cost means tapping your property for cash should be a last resort for most people. 
25 Nov 2019
Equity release

Equity release: handle with care

Make sure you are getting the right equity release product and are choosing from all the available options.
28 May 2019
Equity release

A good alternative to equity release

Retirement interest-only mortgages could be a better way to access funds than equity-release products.
12 Mar 2019
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The equity release market opens up

A more competitive market means retirees with equity release mortgages could save by switching provider.
18 Jan 2019
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Equity release as pension plan

Nationwide now allows you to use your house as a cash machine for your retirement. Ruth Jackson explains how it works.
24 Nov 2017
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Equity release: should you tap your home for cash?

Equity-release products have a mixed reputation, and can offer poor value, says Sarah Moore. So, it's important to think carefully before making a dec…
10 Jun 2016

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A state-backed equity release scheme should be compulsory for asset rich, cash poor pensioners

A state-backed equity release scheme should be the first step in the rollback of the payment of taxpayer-funded welfare to people who could actually f…
12 Jun 2014
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Equity release can be a very pricey subprime loan

Equity release may sound like a great way to unlock some of the value tied-up in your home. But it's far more expensive than you may have realised, sa…
27 Jan 2012
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Equity release is a last resort

Equity release schemes, which allow elderly homeowners to release some, or all, of the value tied up in their homes, may have become increasingly popu…
25 Jan 2006