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Equity release lawyers get professional body

The Equity Release Solicitors’ Alliance has been launched. It aims to ensure that all equity release clients have access to independent legal advice.


B&B appoints brokers for ERC waiver clients

Bradford & Bingley has named the two specialist brokers that will deal with borrowers taking up the lender’s waiver on early repayment charges.

Three kids and you’re out

What goes around comes back around, though sometimes it can take time. For example, shortly after the fall of the Berlin Wall I chanced upon the saddest man in the universe propping up a bar in beer cellar on the east side of the city. He was fluent in German, Russian and English but as […]

Life cover for life

When someone mentions whole of life plans, most people will think of a niche product that serves as an inheritance tax planning tool for high-net-worth clients. And it’s really not surprising they’ve been pigeonholed in that waybecause before the arrival of RDR in 2013, that’s more or less exactly what they were. For advisers thinking […]


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