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Confusion over equity release

Following on from my ‘Creating Clarity Amidst Confusion’ piece, I now believe that the industry can be even more proactive in assisting our customers in understanding this often confusing marketplace.

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There has been much talk of a pre-election lull in the upper echelons of the housing market but in the mainstream it was ‘business as usual’ with mortgage approvals rising significantly in April.

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The market for remortgage lending highlights consumers’ returning appetite for releasing capital from the value of their homes and the associated demand for secured loans.

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Today’s figures should probably be taken as “good-deflation” as lower prices at the supermarkets and the fuel pumps a few months ago are reflected.

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Now the Election is over, the hope is that sellers will have more confidence in market conditions, and there won't be any reasons for them not to proceed.

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However, there are still thousands of homeowners being repossessed each year, which begs the question: what will happen when interest rates do start to rise? How will people cope?

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What will the future hold? Ros Altmann has already been promised a place in Government – would it be too much of a leap to see her take a role formally in the pension ministry?

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Although house price rises are slower than they were last year, they are still rising faster than inflation. A big part of this problem is we are not building enough homes to keep up with demand which

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An area of concern bubbling to the surface these past nine months has been the drifting values of the prime and central London property market.

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The FCA dictates, rightly, that a broker has to give advice on the right product for each client’s circumstances and attitude to risk, but what chance does a poor broker have of advising a client appropriately...

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Based on these figures, arguably the mortgage market may need a jump start to get things moving again after this period of political unpredictability.

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While the latest Nationwide and Halifax house price indices indicated positive momentum in the housing market, the Land Registry records a decline in prices in March, suggesting the picture is rather more...

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Even with the most recent dip, the UK grew at the fastest pace of all the G7 countries over the last year.”

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In the Spotlight with Bob Hunt, Paradigm Mortgage Services

We spoke to Bob Hunt, Chief Executive of Paradigm Mortgage Services, about the consequences of MMR and the relationship between lenders and advisers. Read more

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Confusion over equity release

Following on from my ‘Creating Clarity Amidst Confusion’ piece, I now believe that the industry can be even more proactive in assisting our customers in understanding this often confusing marketplace. Read more

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