Category: Equity release

Daren Carter, managing director of In Retirement Services, admitted his belief that people were not considering equity release schemes correctly. With concerns rife about the…

Smooth sailing for SHIP?

The equity release sector has been moved forward significantly with the recent appointment of Andrea Rozario to the position of director-general of Safe Home Income…

Providers have claimed that there is a need to ensure that accurate information is coming out of the CAB, as it is currently providing poor…

Rozario claimed that the sector needed to build up confidence among the public. She claimed that it was important for advisers to instruct their customers…

Jayne Almond, chief executive officer of Stonehaven, claimed that although the market was not growing as fast as it should be, there was a real…

The right market choice

Equity release is one of the few financial services products which can deliver life changing benefits to customers. Just take a look at the case…

Feeling the bite

The ‘credit crunch’ has been all-encompassing, dominating the news and business agenda since the problems first surfaced in the middle of this year. We may…

Speculate to innovate

Innovation is key to any business, whatever the sector you are talking about. Bill Gates, Richard Branson, James Dyson and Laszlo Josef Biro, among others,…

Covering all of the issues

In my last column I wrote about the Financial Services Authority’s (FSA) scrutiny of the equity release sector and its intentions for further thematic work…

Equity release has come under the microscope recently with both positive and negative coverage. The entry into the market by Prudential, announced this week and…