It could be the sound of crystal blue waves lapping against the soft, white sands of a faraway paradise. Or immersing yourself in the sights and scents of a buzzing, bustling city centre. Alternatively, you could wish for the tranquillity and soothing silence of the open seas. We all have our own idea of the perfect getaway.
You may have two. Three. More even. In fact, for you, it may be a grand tour. A trip which takes you to every corner of the world, or one which ticks the boxes of your bucket list.
Or it may not be about the destination at all. It could be how you get there. Enjoying the mystery of the Trans-Siberian Railway, the luxury of first-class air travel, or the grandeur of a wave-carving cruise liner.
Whatever it is, there’s probably a good reason why you haven’t experienced it. It could be time, it could be money, or even both.
David and Mary Harrison, meanwhile, crossed the pond and headed to North America for a trip they’ll never forget.
“We spent almost three weeks on America’s west coast,” Mary, a former hospital clerk, said. “It was an amazing trip.”
“We drove down the west coast, from San Francisco to Las Vegas. Vegas was the last stop. We saw the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz and many other incredible sights. We were sitting on a lot of money tied up in our home and we wanted to make use of some of it.
“Our kids, who we spoke to about it, are already set, and we wanted to do the things we wanted to do.
“We went online, filled out the call back form
, and that’s how it started. We met with one of Key’s advisers and he was brilliant. He knew everything there was to know about equity release. We would definitely recommend Key.”
Things to consider
Your specialist equity release adviser will explain:
- You have to get advice before releasing tax-free cash from your home. Please read all our information and make sure it's right for you
- A lifetime mortgage, which is a loan secured against your property, is the most popular form of equity release and you’ll retain full ownership of your home
- All of our plans are approved by the Equity Release Council and come with several protections, including the no negative equity guarantee, which means you’ll never owe more than your home’s value
- Equity release reduces your estate's value and may affect any means-tested benefits you're eligible for