Equity release mortgages are simple really.


As far as anything in the financial services industry goes, lifetime mortages are actually quite simple. However, they haven’t always been simple: we have the Financial Services Authority to thank for that. Now, with regulations at a steady compromise between government and provider, we can be thankful that ‘industry standard’ is a term bandied about in the equity release and home reversion market.

There hasn’t always been an industry standard criteria or anything else for that matter. Terms have varied widely along with the criteria for equity release mortgages qualification. Now terms still do vary and there are different criteria amongst the providers but these differences are usually only on the peripheral and unusual criteria; not the standard ones such as age or loan-to-equity ratio.


Responsible Equity Release is a trading style of Responsible Life Limited. Responsible Life Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and is entered on the Financial Services Register (https://register.fca.org.uk/) under reference 610205. Only if you choose to proceed and your case completes will Responsible Life Limited charge an advice fee, currently not exceeding £1,490. A lifetime mortgage may affect the value of your estate and your entitlement to means-tested state benefits. Our adviser will talk you through this and the setting up costs before you make any decision to proceed.

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