Equity release may seem like a good strategy in the short term, but the CEO of the UK’s largest provider of bungalow living for the over 45’s warns that the practice is, for many people, not the ideal financial strategy.

Image for post
Image for post

The issue is that while equity release on the face of it saves on payments during the first few years, the longer the agreements last, the more you will end up paying. That means less money is passed on to your loved ones, friends and charitable causes when you pass away.

What Is Equity Release?

Equity release is available to those aged 55 and over and is a series of options that allow you to gain access to the cash that is tied up in your home. …


Image for post
Image for post

So, you have reached that next stage in life or you’re nearing it — retirement. Now is the time to reap the rewards of all your hard work and enjoy this new chapter. Maybe you’re looking at taking a holiday, making some renovations to your home or buying a new car. As your offspring leave the nest and head to college or purchase a home of their own, maybe you want to pitch in and help them out with tuition fees or down payments.

An early equity release scheme looks like a great way to make those things happen,or is…


Image for post
Image for post

The pandemic has forced all of us to reconsider our plans: from work-life balance to family gatherings to one-off dinners, and all points in between. In addition to the daily changes in our lives, we’re also seeing bigger changes that will have an impact for a much longer term.

One of the most important shifts is how people are altering their plans for retirement. The Institute for Fiscal Studies has found that one in every eight workers in their fifties is making significant changes because of COVID-19. …


Image for post
Image for post

There are four words Robert Bull avoids at all costs: “I told you so.”

As CEO of RoyaleLife, the UK’s leader in bungalow living, Robert Bull always maintains that being a leader with vision means that, even if you’re able to sometimes see things before others, you’re still part of a team that everyone contributes to.

To back that up he’s fond of saying that RoyaleLife’s 400 employees don’t work for him but work with him. While he has daily check-ins with the company’s various divisional leaders, keeping the company structure as flat as possible is one of his main…


Image for post
Image for post

Robert Bull is the Chief Executive Officer of RoyaleLife, the largest provider of bungalow living for the over 45s in the UK. Under his strong leadership, RoyaleLife has revolutionised what’s being called the “Bungalow Lifestyle” — affordable access to luxury, gated communities boasting single storey living in superb locations.

The key to success has been the RoyaleLife’s unique Home Part Exchange Scheme which offers the potential buyer 100% of the current market value of their home. By way of illustration, if their current home is valued at £450,000, and the RoyaleLife bungalow is purchased for £300,000 that will leave £150,000…


Image for post
Image for post

Residents of a national bungalow provider have voted for those who have gone the extra mile for their community and deserve to be crowned as a ‘Neighbourhood Hero’.

In a time where the meaning of community has never been more important, the RoyaleLife Neighbourhood Hero initiative saw over 50 nominations from kind-hearted neighbours from developments across the country.

Winners received an engraved trophy, luxury hamper and personalised ‘thank you’ from RoyaleLife, which offers luxury, fully-furnished bungalows for the over 45s in some of the country’s most sought-after locations.

Robert Bull, CEO at RoyaleLife said: “As a nation, it once seemed…


Image for post
Image for post

One in eight people has decided to adjust their retirement plans due to the pandemic according to the Institute for Fiscal Studies. This shift has left many people wondering what the best move is for themselves, their families, and their finances.

Robert Bull, chief executive officer of RoyaleLife, has decided to do something for workers in this precarious situation. Let’s look at how RoyaleLife can be a lifesaver for those who want to retire as comfortably as possible.

The Home Part Exchange

The Home Part Exchange is a promise to property owners to buy their homes at the current market value as long as…


Image for post
Image for post

All around the world, people have found themselves trying to cope with a brutal pandemic. Professionally, this has posed a lot of challenges to a lot of people. While some people’s businesses have catapulted from near obscurity, most have found difficult to keep up with the many, many changes that have come to pass. It explains why the Institute for Fiscal Studies has found that one in eight people have decided to change their retirement plans.

RoyaleLife has a solution for this problem, one that was put into motion by its chief executive Robert Bull. Let’s review RoyaleLife’s Home Exchange…


Image for post
Image for post

Where did the idea for your current venture come from?

In the past 10 years as the UK’s major developers have turned away from building bungalows, RoyaleLife saw a gap in the market for high-quality single-story homes for those over 45.

The company has risen to prominence over the last five years and is now the UK’s largest provider of bungalow living for this group.

With a heritage dating back to 1945, RoyaleLife is a business with longevity and stability at its heart whilst growing rapidly and evolving into a corporation that is redefining bungalow living.

The company has struck a nerve with the property buying public: indeed, a recent…


Image for post
Image for post

THE UK’s largest bungalow provider is offering what it calls a “financial lifeline” to people trapped in an expensive home and forced to retire early because of Covid.

Research by the Institute for Fiscal Studies has found one in eight workers have changed their retirement plans because of the pandemic.

Its findings follow government data showing that the crisis has halted the rise in over-50s in employment — raising concerns that older people who fall out of work could struggle to re-enter the labour market.

People in their late 50s, and those with a health condition or disability, were the…

Robert Bull

CEO at RoyaleLife, based in London, United Kingdom | Learn More: https://linktr.ee/robert.bull

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store