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Category: Equity release

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…

Policing the perimeter

If you are an intermediary currently involved in the equity release market then you may be forgiven for thinking that the Financial Services Authority (FSA)…

A new beginning

House price inflation has created a generation of people who may have relatively modest incomes, but have an asset that could well have doubled, or…