BENEFITS OF EQUITY RELEASE
E njoy the wealth in your property without having to move home
Q uash your credit card debts and loans ** See note at foot of page
U pgrade your home with an extension / new kitchen / bathroom / windows / central heating
I ncrease your monthly income by repaying your borrowings and cancelling your loan repayments
T ravel abroad more frequently to family and friends
Y ou require care assistance at home
R educe Inheritance Tax on your estate
E njoy more frequent holidays and leisure breaks or your first cruise
L eave an early inheritance to your children
E nhance your savings or monthly income by deferring your mortgage repayments
A ssist your children with their wedding, buying their property or eliminating their debt
S ave for your grandchildren’s education
E xchange your car for a newer model
- Are you and / or your co-homeowner aged 55+ ?
- Do you have a problem in renewing or extending your existing mortgage ?
- Do you or your children need to raise capital ?
- Do you wish to upgrade or extend your home ?
Martin Engleman is qualified by examination at the Chartered Insurance Institute in equity release and mortgage practice. He is also a qualified member of The Institute of Professional Will Writers, The Society of Mortgage Professionals and The Personal Finance Society.
Realising the growing mortgage, credit card and loan repayment problems of many retired borrowers, Martin made the decision to study, sit and qualify for the Equity Release examinations of the Chartered Insurance Institute.
He has been in the Financial Services industry for 41 years, having been a City management accountant for 12 years, then an independent financial adviser for 29 years, arranging mortgages, life assurance, pensions, annuities and investments.
Meetings are almost always conducted at your home to arrange a tailored Will reflecting your current family situation and concerns, together with an Inheritance Tax check on your estate assets.
- AIPW Associate of the Institute of Professional Will Writers
- AFPC Advanced Financial Planning
- Certificate CII (Chartered Insurance Institute)
- Dip PFS (Personal Finance Society)
- Certificates in Mortgage Practice & Equity Release
WHAT IS EQUITY RELEASE?
An Equity Release plan is a way of accessing the money tied up in your property without having to move home – your ‘equity’ is the value of your home, minus any outstanding mortgage. Because property prices have generally increased over time, many people’s homes are now worth more than what they paid for them, which means those at or approaching retirement could have more money tied up in their home than from their savings and income.
Equity Release plans are available to homeowners who are age 55 or over, and can be used to raise a tax-free lump sum or additional income from your property.
Equity Release can be used for many reasons, including:
- Paying off any outstanding mortgage on your property
- Making home improvements
- Paying off any credit cards or loans
- Enjoying a more comfortable retirement
- Purchasing one-off items such as a new car or holiday
- Helping out friends or family members
WHAT ARE THE FEATURES OF EQUITY RELEASE PLANS ?
The money that you release is tax-free and can be spent in almost any way you want, plus there are typically no repayments to make unless you wish to. With lifetime mortgages, the most popular type of Equity Release, you continue to own 100% of your home and the plans are ‘portable’ which means that you can still move home in the future if you wish.
All plans come with a no-negative equity guarantee, so you can never owe more than your home is worth, plus some plans include options to guarantee an inheritance for your beneficiaries.
Specialist Equity Release advice is essential in order to discuss the effect on the amount of inheritance you can leave, and if your entitlement to means-tested benefits could be affected now or in the future. Other important things to consider are whether there are any alternatives to Equity Release, such as downsizing, or if there could be early repayment charges should you wish to pay off an Equity Release plan early.
TYPES OF EQUITY RELEASE PLANS
** Think carefully before securing other debts against your home: by extending the terms of the debts, you will be increasing the overall cost
Equity Release may involve a lifetime mortgage or home reversion plan: to understand the features and risks, ask for a personalised illustration
Age Partnership Limited is a Company registered in England No. 05265969, and authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. FCA registered number 425432
WANT TO KNOW MORE?
I work with one of the UK’s leading Equity Release specialists, Age Partnership. Their qualified advisers can help you decide if it’s right for you and search the market for the scheme that best meets your individual needs and circumstances.
HOW MUCH COULD I RELEASE?
Simply view Age Partnership’s Equity Release calculator CLICK HERE to check how much money you could release, then call Martin Engleman on 01268 761022 / 07901 948745