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Advice firm pulls out of Bower Retirement integration deal

10 April 2015 4:51 pm | By Mark Sands

Plans to integrate equity release specialist Sixty Plus into Bower Retirement Services have been scrapped, just weeks after being announced.


Age Partnership agrees equity release referral deal with Iress

17 March 2015 8:54 am | By Mark Sands

Age Partnership has announced a new tie-up with software firm Iress to provide an equity release referral service.


Bower Retirement Services acquires equity release adviser

12 March 2015 10:40 am | By Mark Sands

Bower Retirement Services is to integrate equity release specialist Sixty Plus, adding seven staff to its headcount


Aviva UK Life profits up 9% despite Budget pensions turmoil

5 March 2015 9:02 am | By Tom Selby

Aviva’s UK Life business has delivered a 9 per cent increase in pre-tax profits for 2014 despite a tumultuous year for pensions.


L&G enters the equity release market

9 February 2015 1:14 pm | By Paul Thomas

Legal & General is to enter the equity release market following its acquisition of Newlife.

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Key Retirement hires ex-Chase De Vere Mortgages director

21 January 2015 9:03 am | By Natalie Holt

Michael Schaefer has been appointed as chief operating officer.


Equity release lending hits record-high in 2014

20 January 2015 8:00 am | By Devraj Ray

Providers lent £1.4bn to equity release customers in 2014.

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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.


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.


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. 


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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