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Retirement living with McCarthy Stone – your questions answered

“Downsizing from a large family home to one of our energy-efficient one or two-bedroom retirement apartments can lead to substantial…

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A glimpse into retirement living properties – how homeowners are putting their own unique stamp on their apartments

Putting a unique stamp on your new retirement apartment doesn’t have to be all about how it looks – it’s…

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Equity release customers unlock more than seven years of retirement income from their property wealth

The UK’s property wealth rose by £1.6bn each day on average (or £1m every minute) in 2021 to reach a…

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Your pension options at retirement

If you’re looking for flexibility, then drawdown – often known as flexible drawdown or flexi-access drawdown – is a way…

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Preparing for retirement: Your six-step pension checklist

Most pensions nowadays are defined contribution schemes, where your money is invested and the amount you get when you retire…

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How can I manage the financial impact of early retirement?

If you can’t access your pensions yet, or have other savings available which mean you don’t need to dip into…

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What’s the difference between a lifetime mortgage and a retirement interest-only mortgage?

There are several key differences between retirement interest-only mortgages and lifetime mortgages. These include: When you take out a retirement…

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Don’t let scammers steal your retirement

With fraudsters becoming ever more sophisticated, and the line between outright fraud, and those selling vastly overpriced, unsafe investments blurring,…

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Retirement age: When can I retire?

If you sign up to a defined contribution workplace pension, your money will usually be invested in what’s called a…

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7 benefits of living in a retirement community

We all go through times in our lives when we feel lonely or a little out of place – and…