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Benefits of Equity Release for you and your family.

By John Cossons, Equity Release Adviser. First of all, we are often asked what are the benefits of Equity Release and Lifetime Mortgages? Here are what some of our clients do with the tax-free money they release from their homes. Repay outstanding mortgage One of the more common reasons that clients take a lifetime mortgage is [...]

2019-08-14T16:01:13+01:00August 15th, 2019|Latest news|

Interest only mortgage: Could this be the answer?

For homeowners with an interest-only mortgage, these can be worrying times. Many will not have a repayment plan and could be looking at an uncertain financial future. The worst affected are people coming up to retirement. They are likely to have taken out an endowment plan which was designed to repay the capital amount of the [...]

2019-07-25T17:34:31+01:00July 29th, 2019|Latest news|

Have you got a “Retirement Plan” in place?

Putting a retirement plan in place. If you’re in your late fifties/early sixties and starting to think about retirement, there’s certainly a lot to think about! Putting a"Retirement Plan" down in writing may be the best way to focus your thoughts. The important thing is to first get an idea of what level of income you’ll [...]

2019-07-05T13:20:59+01:00July 15th, 2019|Latest news|

Equity Release plans. What are they?

More retired people are using their home as cash machines as interest rates continue to fall on equity release plans. Rates have tumbled from around 8% four years ago to a fixed rate of now below 3.50%. Money released through an equity release plan is tax-free and you can spend the money on whatever you like [...]

2019-07-05T12:35:43+01:00July 8th, 2019|Latest news|

It’s official. Best Equity Release Adviser of the Year.

Congratulation to our equity release advisers John Cossons and Darren Amos whom both submitted entries to this years, Retirement Planner Awards. Their applications helped Equity Release Northampton to win the coveted award of “Best Equity Release Adviser of the Year” for 2019. These national awards are open to financial advice firms and wealth managers that offer [...]

2019-06-21T09:20:14+01:00July 1st, 2019|Latest news|

How low can Equity Release rates go?

As equity release rates continue to tumble. Recent figures from data analyst Moneyfacts, show that equity release rates are falling. For the first time in more than a decade, the average equity release rate has dropped to below 5%. Most lenders now charge an interest rate of 4.99% for releasing funds from your home. This is [...]

2019-06-21T09:19:12+01:00June 24th, 2019|Latest news|

Housing wealth is used to clear debts.

For many people entering retirement with a reduced income, budgeting to pay for existing mortgage and credit card debts can be hugely stressful. Often people will continue working longer than they planned or consider drastic and unnecessary changes to their lifestyle by selling up and moving to a cheaper property. Figures show that more retired homeowners [...]

2019-05-29T12:46:51+01:00June 17th, 2019|Latest news|

Equity Release Northampton. Unlock your money.

It is a fact that most people’s financial wealth in the United Kingdom is tied up in their property. Many retired people in Northampton consider themselves “cash poor but property rich”. Equity release can be used in later life to supplement pension income or used to finance major items of expenditure. These can include- Home improvements [...]

2019-05-21T10:28:05+01:00June 10th, 2019|Latest news|

Apprentice Megan Leach exam success.

“Congratulations” to Megan Leach our apprentice. Congratulations to Megan Leach, our Apprentice Equity Release and Protection Administrator for passing her exam. Megan successful completed, “Principles of Administration” (Exam 319) part of her NVQ Level 3 business administration qualification. Additionally, Megan is supported in her training with day release, provided by "Starting Off"  at their Kettering Office. [...]

2019-05-20T10:31:48+01:00June 3rd, 2019|Latest news|

Home Care Cost. How Equity Release could help.

By John Cossons, Equity Release Adviser with Equity Release Northampton Home care can look an attractive alternative to residential care and is often preferred by those who have a lower level of care needs. As you get older remaining in your own home becomes more important. Home care is available at varying levels to accommodate the [...]

2019-05-17T10:10:32+01:00May 27th, 2019|Latest news|