How to Release Equity From Your Home?

September 17th, 2019|Equity Release, Expertise, Guide, Uncategorized|

Are you interested in equity release but not completely sure about what’s involved? Our step-by-step guide helps you with the key steps involved in unlocking the wealth in your home. Check your eligibility Before going any further, check you are eligible to apply for equity release. You need to be at least 55 years old and a homeowner. If you are applying jointly, for example with your spouse, the youngest applicant must be at least 55. For some types of [...]

How Can A Lifetime Mortgage Help You in Retirement?

August 4th, 2019|Equity Release, Expertise, Guide, Uncategorized|

As life expectancy in the UK continues to increase, considerations need to be made about how to fund a good quality of life during retirement years. If you couple this with rising living costs, poor interest rates and other personal debts, equity release in retirement can be a great option for getting a pot of cash in the bank. For many people their largest source of income can be tied up in their most valuable possession - their home. If [...]

Making the Most of your Retirement Using Equity Release – A Case Study

March 25th, 2019|Uncategorized|

“At last I can use my pension for living, and even saving, rather than simply furnishing debt.”Mrs Thomson Feb 2019 At Access Equity Release we are proud of our excellent standards in customer service and quality advice. Here is just one example from a client who valued our open and thorough advice process before she decided to go ahead. Lifetime Mortgage “Fifteen months ago, I investigated a lifetime mortgage. My advisor was brilliant but I decided the time wasn't right [...]

We Need More Women in Equity Release – how do we do it?

March 11th, 2019|Uncategorized|

For International Women's Day, Associate Director Amy Stromanis writes about the need for more women in key roles in our industry. As published in Mortgage Introducer 8th March 2019 I love this industry. Mortgages and in particular equity release – helping clients at a major junction in their lives to get the best out of their financial planning and the years ahead. It is rewarding work and the opportunities for career development are excellent. I am proud of my career [...]

How to Declutter Your Home for Retirement

March 4th, 2019|Uncategorized|

We Brits love our homes. They are our castles, as the saying goes. Many of our equity release clients plan to make the most of their retirement by releasing cash for the home and garden improvements that they’ve long been wishing for. In fact, it is one of the most popular reasons for equity release.  However there are also some major improvements you can make by the simple act of decluttering.  Decluttering is an effective and affordable way to rethink the environment [...]

From Sweet Sixteen to Seventy – How Happiness Varies As We Age

February 14th, 2019|Uncategorized|

From Sweet Sixteen To Seventy, How Happiness Varies As We Age According to a recent report from the Resolution Foundation, statistics highlight happiness sweet spots in our lifetimes. The report found that well-being levels, which include factors such as happiness, life satisfaction, self-worth and lack of anxiety, tend to fall between our mid-20s and early 50s. They also rise between the age of 50 and 70. On the basis of age alone, says the Foundation, the key to happiness is [...]

Later Life and Retirement – Funding The Best Years Of Our Lives

February 9th, 2019|Uncategorized|

  Why We Support the #LaterYearsAreGreatYears Campaign Whilst researching for our Access Equity Release content and blogs, we are often reminded that later life and retirement years are too often blighted by outdated stereotypes in the media. Images of blue rinses and zimmer frames may be phasing out but sometimes perceptions of later life are completely at odds with our own later life experiences and those of our clients. It’s not just us. Campaigner and writer Joyce Williams recently published a [...]

Should Property Wealth be Included in Pensions Dashboard?

February 8th, 2019|Uncategorized|

The Equity Release Council has called for property wealth to be included in the pension dashboards of savers in order to give, “a complete overview of their accumulated assets to make the best decision when planning how to fund their retirement.” In a letter to Guy Opperman, the pensions minister, David Burrowes, chairman of the Equity Release Council, said: “Life expectancy and standards of living have grown for the generations now nearing retirement, and there is a danger that many [...]

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