Lifetime loans: how much of a risk is equity release?

By |2023-12-18T09:48:04+00:00December 18th, 2023|Lifestyle Financial Planning, Mortgages|

If you’ve ever been off sick from work and found yourself mindlessly channel-hopping British daytime TV, you’ll have been bombarded with adverts encouraging the over-55s to release equity from their homes. In recent years, celebrities from Eamonn Holmes to Carol Vorderman have fronted advertising campaigns for the products. In Ireland, the late Mick Lally was

Low interest rates drive surge in credit union mortgages

By |2023-12-08T09:45:32+00:00December 8th, 2023|Mortgages, Personal Finance|

Credit unions are experiencing a massive demand for mortgages, with a 50pc rise in lending among members last year to €500m, new figures show. The member-owned lenders have seen a strong interest from first-time buyers and switchers in their mortgage offering because they have some of the lowest rates in the market. Some are offering

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