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  • Comment: Property investment suffering from Brexit uncertainty but what next?

    15 October 2019

    Brexit is holding people back from property investment. Clarity is urgently needed, says Jerald Solis, director, Experience Invest. Like many of my colleagues in the property market, one cannot help but feel an underlying sense of frustration when looking at the government’s attempts to manage Brexit. Ongoing divisions between and within the major political...

  • More over 55s using pensions and savings to help family onto property ladder

    14 October 2019

    Advisers are seeing growing numbers of over-55s looking to help children and grandchildren on to the property ladder, according to proprietary research from Key. The equity release adviser says the research shows retired homeowners are increasingly considering cashing in buy-to-lets, acting as guarantors as well as taking out new mortgages to help younger generations buy...

  • News in brief: Orbis/Standard Life, Key Partnerships, Nomura

    10 October 2019

    Orbis funds added to the Standard Life platform The Orbis OEIC Global Equity fund and the Orbis OEIC Global Balanced fund have now been added to the Standard Life Wrap platform. Orbis said its growing presence on distribution platforms highlighted its long-term commitment to serving UK retail and intermediary clients. Dan Brocklebank, head of...

  • Women less prepared for retirement and to use equity release

    2 October 2019

    The majority of women feel unprepared for retirement compared to their male counterparts, new research by Canada Life has found. The figures showed that 56% of women feel unprepared, with almost the same proportion of women feeling ‘somewhat unprepared’ (37%) as ‘somewhat prepared’ (36%). In contrast, over half (53%) of men feel prepared for...

  • News in Brief: Intelliflo, Canada Life, BlackRock & Dynamic Planner, Amundi

    5 September 2019

    Intelliflo receives FCA registration to facilitate growth of Open Banking Intelliflo has been authorised by the FCA for registration as an account information service provider (AISP) under PSR 2017. AISP status ensures that Intelliflo can continue to aggregate information from client’s bank accounts This capability, available via Intelligent Office’s Personal Finance Portal (PFP), enables...

  • News in brief: Legal and General/ VitalityLife/ Canada Life

    1 August 2019

    Legal & General strikes deal with cash savings fintech Raisin UK Legal & General has announced a partnership with Raisin’s Manchester-based fintech Raisin.co.uk, which will provide Legal & General customers with access to FSCS* protected cash savings accounts through the Raisin.co.ukmarketplace. The first phase of the partnership will allow Legal & General customers to compare and...

  • Latest equity release figures show market has slowed but providers say consumer interest remains high

    31 July 2019

    While Equity Release Council figures show market growth has slowed, impacted by the uncertain economic landscape, providers point to lower rates and innovations keeping consumer interest high. Figures released by the Equity Release Council, which show the UK equity release market reached £1.85 billion in the first half of the year, on par with...

  • 10 reasons why your client might find it difficult to get equity release

    17 July 2019

    Equity release provider more 2 life has published a guide to help advice firms understand equity release lending criteria and so help manage client expectations.   more 2 life said analysis of its cases suggest that there are some signs that advisers should look out for when speaking to potential clients as it may...