Personal Touch joins the Equity Release Council

The Equity Release Council has added Personal Touch Financial Services as a member.

The adviser network joins after the Council reported significant sector growth, with lending up 77 per cent to £697mn in Q1 2017 compared to the same period last year.

Personal Touch head of propositions Vikki Jefferies says: “The equity release market is extremely buoyant at present, and understandably so. Freeing up equity from your home is an effective and efficient way of funding retirement and accessing tied up cash.

“However, it is imperative that it is undertaken with the highest standards of advice and secure solutions.

“In order to shape this market going forward and ensure the very best outcomes for consumers it is essential that we have a voice and a platform to share our views. The Equity Release Council is that platform and we are delighted to be part of it.”