A fork in a footpath representing the choice between remortgaging & equity release

A Quick Guide to Remortgaging vs. Equity Release

House prices continue to rise and today the average home in the UK is worth £210,982 – that’s £15,249 more than two years ago*. It’s great news for homeowners, especially those seeking a cash boost in later life. If you’d like to unlock potentially tens of thousands of pounds tied up in your home but don’t want to sell or move house, then you might be thinking about remortgaging or equity release. Read more

5 reasons our customers choose to release equity

5 Reasons our customers choose equity release

The Bower team are chatting face to face with customers every day and have acquired a vast amount of knowledge and experience when it comes to understanding the reasons behind each clients’ choice in releasing equity.

We asked our advisers what the top reasons their clients gave for needing the funds were. So based on real life customers, with real life needs, we’re sharing with you the top five reasons.Read more

Retirees sitting under an umbrella

Retirees 46% worse off today than 10 years ago

Ten years on from the credit crunch and we’re still feeling the after-effects of the financial crisis. Retirees are achieving typical annuity incomes of 46% less than in 2007*.Read more

Winner! My Grand Hero Competition – August

We’ve had an amazing two month’s with our My Grand Hero competition and we have our second winner! Once again, it was difficult to pick just one as there were so many lovely entries and lots of incredible heroes, but we’ve found our next winner…Read more