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Former SHIP chairman Jon King joins Bower Retirement Services

17 November 2014 10:15 am | By Paul Thomas

King was most recently managing director of equity release provider More 2 Life.

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ERC: Three major lenders to enter equity release

12 November 2014 10:25 am | By Devraj Ray

Experts say the sector could triple in value as a result of new major entrants to the market.

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Equity release lending surges past £1bn in 2014

21 October 2014 8:35 am | By Tom Selby

The total value of equity release lending increased by almost a third year-on-year in the third quarter.

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Just 15% of over-55s say they would consider equity release

13 August 2014 8:00 am | By Paul Thomas

But the older the homeowner, the more inclined they are to take out a plan. 

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Equity release market grows 26% year-on-year

9 July 2014 8:00 am | By Devraj Ray

Equity release plan sales increased 5 per cent year-on-year in the first half of 2014.

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New equity release provider launches with drawdown product

24 February 2014 8:49 am | By Paul Thomas

Rate is 6.74% a month and available for over 70s.

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L&G eyes equity release launch

23 January 2014 | By Paul Thomas, Tom Selby

Annuity Direct non-exec chairman Alan Higham says announcement represents a “big reversal” in L&G’s position on equity release.

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Age Partnership launches face-to-face advice proposition

21 January 2014 8:23 am | By Paul Thomas

Retirement advice firm recruiting a number of field-based advisers of the course of the year.

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MGM Advantage buys equity release provider Stonehaven

16 January 2014 | By Tom Selby

MGM says Stonehaven will retain its brand and continue to focus on the lifetime mortgage market.

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MGM Advantage buys equity release provider Stonehaven

13 January 2014 1:34 pm | By Tom Selby

MGM says Stonehaven will retain its brand and continue to focus on the lifetime mortgage market.

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LEBC calls for long-term care advice VAT exemption

7 January 2014 9:14 am | By Tom Selby

The Government has faced growing pressure from the industry and politicians to strengthen the role of advice in the Care bill.

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Govt U-turn on mortgage interest relief hailed as victory for elderly and vulnerable

23 December 2013 12:31 pm | By Robert Thickett

The Government has axed plans to withdraw relief for interest on loans taken out to purchase life annuities by people aged 65 or over before 1999 from April 2019.

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