This is an inherently complicated question that I will attempt to simplify. Complicated for two reasons. One, equity release is an umbrella term for a range of equity release mortgages. Two, everyone’s personal situation is different so answering this in the general is an impossible task.
To break it down into good advice:
First, try and understand your needs. Equity release is a great means of retirement planning. It helps to supplement your income at a time when money is both needed and well received.
If you could use some extra cash to help make your retirement more enjoyable for both you and your family, then the chances are equity release or home reversion is definitely for you.
If equity release is right for you, then the rest is simple. Talk to a provider (like us) and they will go through the range of equity release mortgages and help you understand which one is right for you.