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Equity Release – how does it work?

I’m often asked, “how does equity release work?” There are two forms of equity release. Lifetime mortgage; The loan is secured against your property and you retain ownership. You can protect a portion of the property for inheritance purposes. Interest is charged and added to the balance, which is cleared when you (or the second applicant if the loan…

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Case study

Equity Release Case Studies

Equity release has been around for a long time and it’s becoming an increasingly popular way for me to help my clients. I’m often asked by people I meet out and about “what do people use it for?” Let me tell you a story or two about my clients (all names have been changed) Mrs A owned her home…

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Regional Recognition for Ask the Chameleon

Local business Ask the Chameleon has won a prestigious regional award in recognition of its success and will now represent the East Midlands in the national finals. Ask the Chameleon, headed by director Rachel Hayward, was crowned micro business of the year at the East Midlands Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) Awards 2019. The FSB…

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Networking Event With Aspiring Business Owners

We would like to invite you and your colleagues to the 2019 Networking Event kindly sponsored once again by Nelsons on Wednesday 13th March, 5.30PM – 6.30PM in the Atrium at Kedleston Road. We hope you’ll agree with this always a great event, enabling us to support 1st year business students who are completing a module about Developing an…

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Time Out: Rachel Hayward, Ask the Chameleon MD

The weekend has come back around again and that means a new ‘Time Out’. This week’s questions are answered by Rachel Hayward, MD of Ask the Chameleon, who it turns out sings in a choir in her free time… What is the first thing you do to get the weekend started? As with most evenings, straight…

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