Record Numbers of Over 55’s are Using Equity Release. But is it a Good Idea?

Over 40,000 people used equity release in 2019 to fund their retirement releasing more than £3.4 billion*** in tax-free cash. Here’s why...

By Wendy Kerr
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The equity release market has grown strongly over the last few years and further growth for the product looks to remain favourable despite the recent slowdown in the housing market.

However, despite over 54,000 people taking advantage of equity release last year alone, there are still many misconceptions out there about the product with only one third of the market claiming to have a good understanding of what equity release is and how it works.

To clear up some of the confusion, we’ve detailed some of the most common misconceptions below with some true and false statements.

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True Statements On Equity Release

False Statements On Equity Release

Benefits Of Equity Release

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Below are 2 case studies that highlight areas where people have benefited from equity release products and professional advice from an independent expert. 

CASE STUDY 1 - End of mortgage deal but the bank refused to offer a new product.

CASE STUDY 2 - Lump sum payment for home improvements and travel abroad

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*Rates taken from https://www.equityreleasesupermarket.com/compare-deals.
** Gov rent a room scheme: https://www.gov.uk/rent-room-in-your-home/the-rent-a-room-scheme.
*** Numbers taken from Key’s quarterly & annual market reports: https://www.keyadvice.co.uk/about/market-monitor

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There may be a fee for mortgage advice only if you decide to proceed. If you are thinking of consolidating existing borrowing you should be aware that you may be extending the terms of the debt and increasing the total amount you repay. The exact savings you could make from remortgaging & equity release will vary depending on your circumstances.

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