Education in Equity Release

The cost of later life can be steeper than expected, and the transition into retirement is not always simple. Demand for lifetime mortgages is higher than ever before.


Small landlords under the microscope

From funding and tax changes, to buying trends and what a desirable tenant looks like. Here's an insight into recent research into the Buy to Let market for landlords with small property portfolios.


Technology & Retention - key focuses for the intermediary market

Approximately 75% of lenders have seen an increase in applications through intermediaries, and many consumers still prefer to receive human advice on the most important financial decision of their lives.


Protecting against the unthinkable

Having your child diagnosed with a serious illness is one of life's unthinkable tragedies. But what can be more heartbreaking is not having the funds to provide treatment for that child.


New beginnings, toilet roll and loneliness. Is this the real story of retirement?

Legal & General have been speaking to some of their pensioners about the good, the bad and the unexpected things about retirement.


Critical Illness - Paying the Claim, Providing the Care

Financial protection support services can and do play a key part in supporting your vulnerable clients who have received a life changing medical diagnosis.


BTL Mortgage Process - keeping up with the new regulation

The buy-to-let landscape has seen many changes in recent times and brokers together with their clients, have had a lot to digest, particularly where property portfolios are concerned


The Tipton Discusses Self & Custom Build Mortgages

The self and custom build sector is estimated to reach 16,500 completions by 2020, however lenders still seem reluctant to embrace this expanding market.


Business Protection - Don't overlook a huge opportunity

It's the large and lucrative financial planning area that's surprisingly under-served. We're talking, of course, about business protection. Protecting your clients' businesses could be good for your business.


Business Protection - Tips for Advisers on Engaging with Clients

Despite the need for protection, advisers often tell us that it's hard to engage with business owners. Conversations about business protection don't need to be complex. Often a simple question can reveal a great deal.


What are Advisers saying about Equity Release?

Equity release is a hot topic. No longer a ‘last resort’ option considered only by a small number of niche advisers – it now represents almost a third of later life borrowing. Legal & General share their latest research on this growing market.


Industry Voice Issue 2

Our second issue of the IRESS Industry Voice explores the challenges and opportunities that digitalisation is creating for financial advice firms.

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