I am with Pareto money and coming up to my equity release they are using a company called select partnership to value the house but when I google them they are broker I haven’t signed for them to use a third party as I want to try to release it myself
Select are a reputable firm and will get you a better deal, if there is a deal available. They might also offer you a secured loan option, which you are not obliged to take, as this is not the same as a remortgage. However, if a remortgage is available the secured loan might be the better option.
You are still free to see if you can get a better offer elsewhere.
My opinions are merely that .. opinions based on experience. Always seek professional advice.
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