Equity release plans may allow you to access funds tied up in what’s probably your most valuable asset, your home.
There are many reasons why you might wish to consider releasing equity from your home:
- Maintain a comfortable lifestyle into retirement
- Pay for a holiday, improve your home or provide extra income
- Fund fees for long-term care while keeping your family home
- Help a child or grandchild put down the deposit for their first home
- Pay grandchildren’s school fees.
Most schemes also guarantee your right to live in your home for the rest of your life.
Clear, expert equity release schemes advice
Our equity release specialists are fully qualified and experienced to help you to make the right decisions in this complicated area of personal finance. They are also accredited with the Society of Later Life Advisers.
Based on your personal circumstance they will talk you through a range of equity release options and help you understand the pros and cons of each. This could include:
Lifetime Mortgage equity release schemes
A Lifetime Mortgage is where you take a loan that is secured against the value of your property. The interest ‘rolls up’ each year until the loan is repaid, usually when the home is finally sold, though interest may be paid so that the loan does not increase in value. It is also possible to repay capital without penalty.
Most schemes leave your estate free from debt if they come with a ‘no-negative equity guarantee’ from the Equity Release Council. This ensures that the final value of your loan will never exceed the value of your property at the time of sale.
Reversion equity release schemes
A reversion scheme is where you sell part or all of your property’s value to the reversion company in exchange for a lifetime lease, which guarantees your right to live in the property until you die and gives you a cash lump sum to spend now.
When the property is sold, the company receives the agreed percentage (or share) of the sale proceeds, regardless of whether the property has risen or fallen in value, or even stayed the same, since you took out the plan.
Get in touch today to find out more about how we can help.
Equity release may require a lifetime mortgage or home reversion plan. To understand the features and risks, ask for a personalised illustration.
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