Equity release

Equity release: should you take money out of your home?
Model house on a pile of cash
Equity release

Equity release: should you take money out of your home?

Tapping your home for cash via equity release has never been cheaper or easier. But there are pitfalls – so is it right for you?
28 Apr 2021
Cash-poor homeowners should beware of equity-release
Thatched house
Equity release

Cash-poor homeowners should beware of equity-release

Struggling savers should think twice before using equity release schemes to tap their homes for money.
24 Nov 2020
Equity release: how to tap your house for cash
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
Tread carefully if you're thinking about equity release
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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: handle with care
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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
The equity release market opens up
Equity release

The equity release market opens up

A more competitive market means retirees with equity release mortgages could save by switching provider.
18 Jan 2019
Don’t rush into equity release
Equity release

Don’t rush into equity release

It’s becoming increasingly popular to release cash from your home, says Emma Lunn. But it’s still a risky move.
19 Oct 2018
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Equity release as pension plan
Equity release

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
Equity release: should you tap your home for cash?
Equity release

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

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
Equity release can be a very pricey subprime loan
Equity release

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
Equity release is a last resort
Equity release

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