Equity release is a way of releasing the wealth tied up in your property without having to move home. You can borrow against the value of your home in exchange for a tax-free lump sum with no monthly repayments. You retain full ownership of your home.
If you are 55 or older and own your own home you could be eligible for a lifetime mortgage.
A Lifetime Mortgage is a type of mortgage where you can choose to extract your funds in a single lump sum and/or smaller amounts over time. The loan and the accrued interest can be repaid at any time but must be repaid by your estate when the last person living in your home either dies or move to permanent long-term care.
The amount that can be released is dependent on your age and the value of your property.