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Category: Equity release

These factors include products fulfilling a growing consumer need (58%), the high level of regulation (21%) and increasing political awareness of the importance of equity…

The latest figures from Safe Home Income Plans (SHIP) show that the equity release market has fallen 14% in overall value, from £1.09 billion in…

Pre-retirement group worse off

In addition, 86% of people in this crucial pre-retirement age group do not have an active relationship with an intermediary. Pre-retirees (55 – 64) have…

Commenting, Andrea Rozario, director general of SHIP, said: “Iain Duncan Smith’s consideration of equity release schemes for older people, amongst a range of initiatives designed…

While the equity release market contracted during 2009 following product provider withdrawal, property price decline and funding difficulties, clients’ perception of products improved. Around 48%…

The Altrincham meeting will take place at the Bowdon Hotel Altrincham, Langham Road, Bowdon, Altrincham, Cheshire WA14 2HT on Tuesday 23rd February 2010. The Forum…

SERA submits response to MMR

In addition to answering the FSA’s questions on the sector, SERA has called for two other changes to reinforce consumer protection: 1) Firms to hold…

Featuring three Aviva customers talking about their experiences, the new DVD has been developed using extensive consumer research. Former BBC Crimewatch presenter Sue Cook fronts…

Commenting, she said: “We are delighted that JRF and Just Retirement have joined forces to launch a new pilot equity release scheme aimed at those…

Commenting, Claire Barker, chairman, ERSA said:”Overall, these are remarkably positive results for the industry and indicate that there is still a major appetite from home…