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Just Retirement links up with Lighthouse Group

Just Retirement’s equity release advice arm Just Retirement Solutions has entered into an agreement with Lighthouse Group.

Lighthouse advisers can choose to refer equity release opportunities to JRS, which will manage the request by directly providing the customer with advice on the most appropriate equity release product.

Lighthouse advisers already advise on Just Retirement’s annuity and equity release products. Just Retirement says this new contract will be particularly helpful for Lighthouse advisers who are either not qualified to advise on equity release or who wish to focus on other products but want to provide a full service to their customers.

Just Retirement sales director Andrew Megson says: “Partnerships such as these support our dual aim of helping to develop awareness of the benefits of equity release and of improving the quality of advice to consumers.”

Lighthouse Group chief executive Malcolm Streatfield says: “This agreement with Just Retirement Solutions means that those Lighthouse IFAs who wish to focus on areas other than equity release will be able to provide a complete service to their clients, confident in the knowledge that they will receive the best possible coverage of their needs in this growing but potentially complex area.”


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