Just Mortgages launches equity release proposition

Leading broker firm Just Mortgages now advises on equity release, completing the holistic circle of advice the firm can offer.

Just Mortgages has trained 13 self-employed advisers who are qualified and licensed to offer expert advice on equity release products. The new proposition follows a successful trial, and Just Mortgages will offer an intensive academy for self-employed brokers that want to advise on equity release.

All of the Just Mortgages area directors have been through the training programme, so they can advise self-employed brokers that are considering taking the course. The programme takes six to eight weeks and gives the broker everything they need to acquire an equity release certification.

After completing the course, no brokers have failed the final exam, demonstrating how intensive and comprehensive the course is.

Just Mortgages self-employed team can now give rounded advice on later life lending, explained Ashley Edwards, regional director at Just Mortgages: “Equity release is a growing market and by qualifying to advise, Just Mortgages’ brokers can offer holistic later life lending. Some brokers just specialise in equity release, however, Just Mortgages’ brokers can advise on all areas of later life borrowing.

“Equity release is not always the right option, by qualifying, brokers have the option to advise in this area when it is the right decision. Whether it is passing down a deposit to younger family members, or travelling the world in retirement, equity release can be a great option to access funds.”