Access Equity Release Director, Dominik Lipnicki, has been talking to personal finance journalist Leah Milner at Mortgage Strategy magazine about the specialist traits of equity release advisers, the incredible growth of the equity release market and recruitment at Access Equity Release.

Equity release lending is showing strong and steady growth. Q2 figures from the Equity Release Council 2018 put the year-on-year rise at +39% from Q2 in 2017. Lending in the first half of 2018 reached £1.84bn.

It is understandable why many mortgage advisers might want to consider taking the necessary qualifications to provide advice to older home owners considering equity release.


As Leah Milner writes in her Mortgage Strategy article, “For those wanting to tap into this market, the exams are not the main barrier to entry… those with experience of equity release advice say passing exams is just the beginning; achieving and maintaining real competence takes far more time and effort.”

The expert in this case is Access Equity Release Director, Dominik Lipnicki, “It’s all about setting up life-long relationships with clients. It is not about volume or seeing 10 clients a day. It is about taking the time to make sure that you provide what the client needs and deliver the right advice.”

“We are excited as we think this is the place to be right now. There is huge growth potential and the market is only scratching the surface.”

Interested in a career in Equity Release Advice? Access Equity Release is recruiting.

David Forsdyke is Development Manager for Access Equity Release. He has worked in both the advice and lending side of the sector as well as at the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), where he was a Senior Associate. Most recently, he was head of compliance at Retirement Advantage, and he was also a member of the Equity Release Council’s Standards Board for two years, where he maintains an advisory role.

“We offer excellent training, support and mentoring to our advisers. Our compliance support is second to none. Equity Release is a very specialised area and we help to ensure that all of our advisers provide the highest quality service and advice. We check 100% of cases for accuracy and quality.

Most importantly, our advisers are free to focus on their job – providing excellent advice to their clients. They are able to do this because we have a superb client services team. The diary system is efficient and the client services team members only book calls that have passed high criteria checks to ensure the call is ethical, eligible and compliant.”

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Read the full interview with Access Equity Release and Mortgage Strategy here.

Access Equity Release is a trading name of Your Mortgage Decisions ltd, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, FRN 459763.