How to release equity and how to use it

The money you release with an equity release plan is yours to spend in absolutely any way you like.

We’ve seen customers use their money in lots of different ways, but the most popular ones are:

  • Making home and garden improvements
  • Paying off an existing mortgage
  • Help with day-to-day living costs
  • Enjoying dream holidays and once-in-lifetime trips
  • Paying off loans and credit cards
  • Buying a new car or caravan
  • Gifting money to loved ones – perhaps helping them onto the property ladder, or giving financial support through university
  • Paying for at-home care

Please remember that with an equity release plan you must be able to release enough equity from your property to completely pay off any outstanding mortgage or loan secured on it (or have enough funds by other means to do this). The remaining money is then yours to spend as you want tax free.