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Equity release information guide

As you get older, you may consider equity release as a way of easing some of your financial worries, but it’s a big decision and it could create more problems than it solves. Our guide can help you decide if it’s right for you.

This guide outlines equity release and suggests useful organisations that you can contact for further advice to make sure that you fully consider all the options available to you. It covers:

  • what equity release is
  • different types of equity release
  • the risks associated with equity release
  • alternatives to equity release.

This guide also lists useful organisations that you can contact for further information and impartial advice to help you decide whether equity release is right for you.

Download your guide (PDF, 2 MB)

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If you’re a professional or organisation, please email orders@ageuk.co.uk. In your email please include how many you'd like of each guide and a full postal address of where you'd like them sent. Delivery normally takes around 10 days.

If you'd like to place an order for yourself, you can call our advice line on 0800 678 1602 or email us at orders@ageuk.co.uk – please include your full postal address and allow 10 days for delivery.

Need this guide in another format?

This guide is also available in other formats if that's more suitable for you.

  • You can request a free printed copy of this guide that we'll post to you. 
  • You can also request this guide in large print or audio format.

To request any of these options, you can call the advice line on 0800 678 1602.

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Last updated: Dec 06 2023

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