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Market Monitor

Industry-leading equity release data analysis from Key

Quarter 1 2017

10 May 2017

Interest-only helps drive equity release record

  • One in five customers are paying off mortgages as lump sum plan sales surge to 41% of the market
  • Pensioners cash in £7 million a day of property wealth to boost retirement planning
  • Key Retirement Equity Release Market Monitor shows record growth for plan sales and value released
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Annual Review 2016

11 January 2017

Pensioners release £2.1 billion of property wealth

  • Equity release market hits new all-time high in 2016 after fifth year of growth
  • Retired homeowners cash in average £78,000 from their homes, KeyRetirement.com’s 2016 Equity Release Market Monitor shows
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Quarter 3 2016

13 October 2016

Pensioners release £6.8 million property wealth a day

  • Record post-Brexit quarter puts equity release market on track for new all-time high
  • Plan sales and property wealth released rise by a third, KeyRetirement.com’s Q3 Equity Release Market Monitor shows
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Half Year 2016

14 July 2016

Equity release market rises 24% to £934 million as strong growth continues

  • Market on track to exceed £2 billion for the first time
  • Average customer boosted retirement income by £76,300, KeyRetirement.com’s Half Year Equity Release Market Monitor shows
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Quarter 1 2016

06 May 2016

Interest-only borrowers turn to equity release 

  • Lump sum plan sales rise by a third to 40% as interest-only due dates loom
  • Property wealth paid out through equity release rises to £415 million
  • com’s Equity Release Market Monitor shows 29% of customers targeting debt repayment
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Annual Review 2015

13 January 2016

Equity release market hits all-time high of £1.71 billion after 24% growth

  • Pensioners release £4.7 million property wealth a day
  • Average customer boosts retirement income by £72,000 with Londoners releasing nearly £128,000
  • Plan sales rise 11% as pension freedoms boost retirement choice, Key Retirement Equity Release Market Monitor shows
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Quarter 3 2015

02 November 2015

Pensioners gain almost £75,000 retirement boost

  • House price rises increase confidence in using property wealth, Key Retirement Equity Release Market Monitor shows
  • Total housing wealth paid out through equity release increases by 19% in a year
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Half Year 2015

14 July 2015

Equity release lending rises 17% to £753 million as market expansion continues

  • Average amount released rises to £68,500, Key Retirement’s Half Year Equity Release Market Monitor shows
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Quarter 1 2015

02 May 2015

Pensioners target debt repayment as equity release grows

  • Property wealth paid out through equity release rises to £340 million
  • Average amount released rises to £66,730, Key Retirement Equity Release Market Monitor shows
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Annual Review 2014

04 February 2015

Two out of three invest in home with equity release

  • However clearing credit cards and loans is an issue for 30% of customers and one in five pay off mortgages, Key Retirement Equity Release Market Monitor shows
  • Average age of new customer climbs to 71
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