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Exploring the world of equity release mortgages with Mortgage Partnership

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Welcome to a world where your home offers more than just shelter – it becomes a source of financial freedom and support in your later years. This blog delves into the world of equity release mortgages with Mortgage Partnership, your trusted guide to navigating this important financial decision.

Meet the Experts: Mortgage Partnership

Mortgage Partnership, as its name suggests, specializes in bridging the gap between later life needs and financial solutions. Founded by Richard and Tom, the company boasts a wealth of expertise in equity release and later life mortgages. Their dedication to whole of market access ensures you get the best possible options tailored to your specific circumstances.

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Demystifying Eligibility: Who Can Access Equity Release?

The good news is, accessing the equity locked within your home is surprisingly straightforward. The key criteria? You simply need to be 55 years old or older and own a property with sufficient equity. The amount you can release depends on your age and property value, with a simple calculation determining your borrowing potential.

Beyond Traditional Mortgages: The Flexibility of Equity Release

Unlike traditional mortgages, equity release mortgages offer remarkable flexibility. Think of it as unlocking a financial reservoir, ready to be tapped into whenever needed. This makes it ideal for covering various expenses, including:

  • Care costs: Equity release can be a great option to cover ongoing care costs such as live in care. Drawdown options allow you to access an initial lump sum for immediate needs, like home adaptations, while setting up a monthly drawdown to cover ongoing care expenses.
  • Debt consolidation: Breathe easy by saying goodbye to multiple debts. Use equity release to consolidate your existing loans, simplifying your finances and potentially reducing your monthly outgoings.
  • Lifestyle enhancements: Dream of that dream vacation or home improvements? Equity release can help you make it a reality. Enjoy your golden years with newfound financial freedom.
  • Supporting Family: Helping family with deposits on their first home.

Peace of Mind for the Future: Addressing Capacity Concerns

Life can be unpredictable, and concerns about mental capacity are understandable. However, Mortgage Partnership understands these challenges and offers solutions. Even if one homeowner loses mental capacity, an equity release mortgage is still possible, provided the other homeowner is actively involved. Power of attorney arrangements further facilitate the process, allowing trusted family members to step in when needed.

Planning for the Future: The Power of Early Action

Remember, preparation is key. While you might not need equity release today, planning ahead ensures you have the necessary legal tools in place, like a properly drafted power of attorney. This provides invaluable peace of mind, knowing your options are secured if needed later.

A Smooth Journey: The Mortgage Partnership Application Process

At Mortgage Partnership, the application process is designed to be stress-free and informative. They take a long-term approach, providing guidance and support at every step. Unlike traditional mortgages, equity release applications are not income-based, simplifying the process and often eliminating credit checks. This translates to a quicker process, with loan offers typically received within 6 to 8 weeks.

Ready to Explore Your Options?

Mortgage Partnership is your gateway to unlocking the financial potential of your home. Visit their website, to discover a wealth of information on equity release and how it can empower your later life. Use their handy calculators to get an initial estimate of your borrowing potential and take the first step towards financial freedom.

Remember, equity release is an important financial decision. Seeking professional advice from Mortgage Partnership ensures you have all the information and support you need to make the right choice for your future.

If you are interested in finding out more please contact Mortgage Partnership at or by calling 01305 566126.


Luca, co-founder of The Live In Care Company asks Tom, co-founder of Mortgage Partnership about common concerns regarding equity release mortgages:

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Can I owe more than my house is worth?

No, modern products come with a “no negative equity guarantee” protecting your loved ones.

Do I lose ownership of my home? 

No, you remain the homeowner and can live there indefinitely.

 Can I still have a mortgage on the property? 

Yes, an equity release mortgage can replace your existing mortgage and potentially release additional funds.

 Will I leave nothing for my loved ones? 

Not necessarily. Assessments consider your equity and some products offer inheritance guarantees.

Is it expensive? 

Not always. Many products have interest rates comparable to standard mortgages.

Can I use the money for care costs? 

Absolutely! You can access an initial lump sum and drawdowns later, with interest accruing only on used funds.


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