In Scotland, equity release functions on the same grounds as equity release does in England and Wales, with two different types available for people who are about to reach the age of retirement. Equity release is a useful way of ensuring that you maintain the same standard of living for the rest of your life.


It was reported in 2008 that the demand for equity release in Scotland had increased by 141% since 1999. For people who have repaid the entirety of their mortgage loan, taking out an equity release plan is an effective solution to debt problems and helps to cover the cost of daily living expenses.


The two types of equity release policy that are available in Scotland are as follows:

  • Home reversion plan – you sell a percentage of your home to a reversion company or financial provider and receive a lump sum or gradual income for the rest of your life.
  • Lifetime mortgage plan – you take out a loan against the value of your property in the form of a lump sum. Your loan is repaid when your financial provider sells your home after you pass away or enter a full time care home facility.
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There are advantages and disadvantages that apply to both types of equity release in Scotland. Some advantages of these equity release policies are:

  • You can enjoy the rest of your life without worrying about how to finance your day to day expenditures.
  • You can continue to live in your property for the rest of your life

There are, however, some disadvantages in taking out an equity release:

  • The value of your property is reduced and if you have dependents, they may receive a reduced inheritance.
  • The payment you receive may not accurately reflect the current market value of your home.
THINK CAREFULLY BEFORE SECURING OTHER DEBTS AGAINST YOUR HOME. YOUR HOME MAY BE REPOSSESSED IF YOU DO NOT KEEP UP REPAYMENTS ON YOUR MORTGAGE. Equity release may affect your entitlement to state benefits and will reduce the value of your estate. It may involve a lifetime mortgage or home reversion plan. All content set out in this website is provided for information only and should not be considered as advice. It is strongly recommended that you seek advice of a qualified, independent financial advisor before making any decisions to take out an equity release product.