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Equity Release

Following on from my presentation on Wednesday morning, who do you know who could benefit from Equity Release?

Anyone over the age of 65 who owns a property, can release up to 40-50% of the value of their property, without having to prove income. Interest can be repaid or rolled up where no beneficiaries are involved/taken in to consideration. This is especially useful for anyone who currently has an Interest Only mortgage below 50% loan to valuation because instead of having to sell the property to repay the loan, they could use Equity Release. It is also good for anyone who needs to raise capital for whatever purpose. 

There are many products to choose from, some good and others not so good. This is why you should seek expert advice from your trusted financial adviser!

Have a great weekend everybody and see you at the curry night next Friday.


Belgrave Financial Company Information

Announcing the all new Skipton Connect App.

Skipton Connect App

We're proud as punch to announce the launch of the Brand New Skipton Connect App available for Apple devices here: and for Android devices here:

Windows users don't despair! We're close to launching a version just for you. Stay tuned for an announcement soon!

The Importance of Protection

So, my first blog post will be a short one on a cheery subject; the importance of covering debt against death and disease! (Sorry, it's not about that sort of protection).

As mentioned at the meeting this week, a client of mine has just picked up a cheque for £582,000 for a Critical Illness Claim on his wife. This is a big payment to cover a big mortgage, but whether your debt is small or large you should always have the appropriate cover in place. If you're not sure what your need is then have a review of your finances with a financial adviser (I offer free reviews!). 

Recieving a claim won't cure you but it will certainly help your wellbeing! 
For more information, please get in touch:

T: 01756 748000
Email Nick

SBN Christmas Curry Evening

festive curry

To celebrate the festive season and another successful year at Skipton Business Network we are planning a get together for our members on Friday 25th November. While that may seem a little early we’re aware that many of you will have works Christmas parties throughout December, so we’ve selected an early date to try and get as many attendees as possible.

Meet: 6.30pm - 7.00pm Narrowboat Pub

Venue: Aagrah Restaurant, Waterside Court, Coach Street, Skipton, BD23 1LH, UK @7.30pm

For those wishing to attend, please let us know you’re coming via email or via the events  listing on the SBN homepage