About Equity Release

'Equity' is known as the difference between the value of your property and any loans secured against it. The process of equity release is well described by the London Institute of Banking and Finance as "the transfer of an interest in the property from the owner to a third party in exchange for a cash sum or an income". Basically, an equity release provider will give you tax-free cash in return for an interest in your property.

All of this can sound rather complicated, which is why the Financial Conduct Authority considers entering into, administering, arranging and advising on equity release plans, a regulated activity. The advisers on our panel are authorised to provide advice in regards to lifetime mortgages and home reversion plans by the Financial Conduct Authority and most are members of the Equity Release Council, for extra peace of mind. Not only is the provision of financial advice a requirement of all equity release plans, but the advisers on our panel are dedicated to passing on their knowledge and understanding, to make sure that you only enter into a plan that is suitable for you.

Equity Release Broken Down

Mary is in her late 60's, she has worked hard all of her life only to find herself in the position of owing £50,000 toward her interest only mortgage, and does not have the cash to pay despite owning a house worth £250,000. With no cash, and a small pension that only provides enough to live on, most people would resort to selling their much loved home, moving into a smaller house in a cheaper location, and repaying their mortgage with anything that was left over from the sale. However, for Mary, equity release could provide her with the ability to repay her mortgage, provide a lump sum to treat herself to a holiday, and access to more funds in the future as and when she requires them. There would be no need to relocate or go through the stress of selling her property! The loan will last a lifetime and only be repayable when she passes away, sells her house, or moves into long term care*.

​* This example is for information only - JNS Financial can introduce you to a financial adviser most suited to your requirements who can provide personalised advice.

Types of Equity Release

There are two types of equity release; lifetime mortgages and home reversion plans. Whilst both offer tax-free cash in return for an interest in your property, they are fundamentally different, both offering benefits and drawbacks. For more information, please click below.

Looking for the Best Equity Release deals?

Here at JNS Financial, we can introduce you to financial advisers who can obtain some of the most competitive schemes from the best providers, across the whole of the Equity Release Market (which means they are not tied to a single lender).

With a recommended scheme you can free up equity from your home to use towards an endless number of benefits. Whether you're looking for cash to use towards a holiday, home improvements, helping family members get on the property ladder or simply paying for their school, college or university fees, our panel of advisers can help.

Equity Release schemes provide many solutions to help improve your future and with selected and reputable providers like AVIVA, LV and Legal & General, you are sure to find the perfect scheme that fits in with your lifestyle. Contact us now to be introduced to a sympathetic and knowledgeable adviser, who will provide a free no-obligation initial appointment to discuss your needs.

JNS Financial Ltd is a limited company registered in Wales at 16 Station Road, Llanrwst, Conwy, LL26 0EP, under company number 11931412. JNS Financial Ltd provides access to a range of retirement services from specialist providers including The Right Equity Release, The Right Will and Safe Hands Funeral Plans. JNS Financial Ltd is not regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and is not authorised to give financial advice. However, we are proud to introduce you to The Right Equity Release Ltd who are regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, for all of your Equity Release, Mortgage and Protection requirements. The Right Equity Release does not charge any up front fees and a fixed fee is only charged on completion of an Equity Release Plan. Typically, this is 1.5% of the total facility or £1,295 whichever is the greater. All information published on www.jnsfinancial.co.uk is intended for consumers based in the UK as general information only, and does not constitute financial advice. Please contact JNS Financial on 01492 818589 for further information.

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