Dale Carnegie was an American writer and lecturer famous for writing How to win friends and influence people. He was also known for his tips on presenting, one of which went ‘tell the audience what you’re going to say, say it, then tell them what you’ve said’.

If you’re a regular reader then you could be forgiven for thinking that we adopt a similar approach in that the topic of equity release mortgages – the benefits of equity release, in particular – frequently comes up with us.

In fact, we’ve probably published more articles extolling the virtues of equity release mortgages than any other type of mortgage in the last 12 months.

However, there are good reasons for this. Firstly, as an equity release mortgage broker in Guildford, we’re witnessing a huge growth in people looking to benefit from equity release in Surrey. Secondly, for a long time now equity release has been misunderstood, so we’ve felt duty-bound to dispel myths and argue why it’s a useful product to draw on.

Of course, there’s not just a boom in people looking to get an equity release mortgage in and around Guildford. There’s simply an equity release boom full stop, a point reinforced by the fact that equity release customers released just over £1bn in property wealth in the three months to the end of September*.

So yes, we do accept that we’re guilty of regularly offering reasons to use equity release, but it’s a product that’s dramatically changing the mortgage landscape for those aged 55 and over.

Whether you’re interested in using equity release to reduce inheritance tax, finding out how flexible equity release mortgages are helping homeowners or are simply looking for the best equity release mortgage broker, there are now very clear benefits associated with this type of mortgage.

With projections from some quarters that equity release borrowing will soon amount to £4bn, it looks as though equity release mortgage applications are likely to continue in an upward trend.

So, going back to Dale Carnegie. When it comes to the benefits of equity release, we’ve said it, we regularly say it and we’ll keep on saying it – especially if it continues to help those aged 55 and over afford the lifestyle they want.

If you’re considering equity release and would like some professional equity release advice, then contact our team of Guildford equity release advisers who will be able to guide you through the entire process from beginning to end and explain the pros and cons of equity release. You can reach us by calling 01483 238280 or by e-mailing info@complete-mortgages.co.uk.

Source: Key’s market monitor