LV= launches equity release training

Nia Williams

February 12, 2013

The free sessions will run over a three month period with each stage progressing the adviser towards operating in the equity release market.

Steve Lewis, LV= head of retirement distribution, said: “We are committed to supporting advisers in the equity release market.

“Clients now have much more choice about how to structure their income in retirement and we have seen the demand for equity release rise considerably over the last year.

“Our development programme has been designed to support advisers who want to add equity release to the retirement solutions they advise on, as well as helping them to demonstrate the importance of advice when people are approaching retirement.”

The first stage of the programme will see advisers engage in face-to-face sessions designed to give them an insight into equity release products and client suitability.

Stage two of the programme helps guide advisers through the ER1 qualification and the final stage guides advisers through the practicalities of setting up in the equity release market.

The sessions for step one of the programme are taking place at LV= offices in Manchester, Hertfordshire, Cardiff and London in March.

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