Category: Equity release

When asked how many of their clients they considered to be vulnerable, over half (53%) said they deemed only 1-10% of their past clients as vulnerable and less than two out of 10 (17%) thought it is generally easy to spot a vulnerable client.

Marsden’s latest lending solution is available to applicants over the age of 55.

The Financial Conduct Authority started treating RIOs as a residential mortgage in March, resulting in a swell of new products from lenders including Leeds Building Society.

A ‘Lifetime Interest-Only’ mortgage could give consumers the benefit of a rollup lifetime mortgage but with an interest served portion on top to reach higher LTVs.

The total value of new property wealth released in the three months increased by 25% on the previous year to £933.9m and plan sales grew by 16% to 12,133.

Canada Life Home Finance has launched capital select options that enables customers to make payments of between £50 up to a maximum of 10% of the initial loan amount each year without incurring an early repayment charge (ERC).

Maximum LTVs was in the top five of almost every one of the eight different lending types that Knowledge Bank enables brokers to search on, its Criteria Activity Tracker for October has found.

Steve Cox has joined buy-to-let lender Fleet Mortgages as distribution director after leaving Hodge Lifetime where he was business development director and had worked there since April 2016.

To advise on RIO products brokers don’t require an equity release qualification, though some lenders do require the qualification.

Wilson was speaking at a debate on ‘Tackling Care & Capacity with Housing Wealth’ at today’s FSE Midlands event at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry.