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Susan Meaker

Age 63 – Occupation Retired – Product choice Equity release

"The equity released from our home means that we can afford regular holidays, and keep doing the things we love."

Susan and her husband John would describe themselves as an active couple. Having been in their home for over 30 years, the idea of selling was not an option they wanted to consider. The pair wanted a financial boost and that's how they came to consider equity release

Susan told us how she and John had heard a range of horror stories about equity release, but once they spoke to our team they discovered that equity release was the right step for them, and the stories were due to misconception.

"We’ve got absolutely no regrets – it’s one of the best decisions we’ve ever made.

"If you need a cash boost, don’t rule out equity release before looking into it – you’d be surprised at how flexible it can be.”

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· Equity release plans allow you to unlock cash from your home. A lifetime mortgage is secured against your home. With a lifetime mortgage there are typically no monthly repayments to make as the loan, plus roll up interest, is repaid when the plan comes to an end
· Equity release will reduce the value of your estate and may affect your entitlement to means-tested benefits
· If you are considering equity release we recommend that you read
 is it right for you? carefully
· Unless you decide to go ahead, our service is completely free of charge, as our typical advice fee of 1.95% of the amount released would only be payable on completion of a plan


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