RoyaleLife, the UK’s leading bungalow provider, has appointed Ian Nicholson as Group Chief Financial Officer. He picks up the baton from Jason Williams, who moves across to Chief Operating Officer.

With more than 30 years’ experience in senior management and a proven track record of financial leadership, Ian will lead RoyaleLife’s financial strategy and approach to funders as the organisation enters an important period of growth.

Born in Scunthorpe to a working-class family and graduating with an honours degree in economics from Cambridge, Ian Nicholson started his career with KPMG in corporate audit before moving to Kingston University as finance…


Over the last decade, major developers in the UK have turned away from the idea of building bungalows in record numbers. RoyaleLife, under the guidance of Chief Executive Officer Robert Bull , saw a gap in the market for high-quality, single-story homes aimed at those over the age of 45. That simple realization is what allowed RoyaleLife to grow into the largest provider of bungalow living for this age group operating anywhere in the UK today.

Robert Bull’s wasn’t always one that was highlighted by this level of success, however. In his earlier days, he confessed that he suffered from…


RoyaleLife has revealed a shortage in single storey properties, despite there being a growing nationwide demand, in its latest white paper.

RoyaleLife asked 1,000 UK and Northern Ireland residents aged 50+ their views on the current housing market, as well as their personal wants, needs and aspirations when moving home in later life.

They gathered their findings into its inaugural White Paper — “ Bungalows — a resurgence in single storey living and the promise of a better life “, which concluded that developers are not providing buyers with enough single storey dwellings, despite a growing demand.

In addition, the…


RoyaleLife, the UK’s leading bungalow provider for those over 45, has recently appointed a senior property management professional to a role within the organization.

Tim Simmons joins Whiteley-based RoyaleLife as Business Development Director. He brings more than 30 years of professional experience in the estate agency sector to his role. At RoyaleLife, he will manage sales and marketing functions with an emphasis on customer relations.

He said: “Moving to RoyaleLife is an exciting new challenge. What interests me particularly is that I can marry my experience in the more traditional side of the property sector with RoyaleLife’s exciting new perspective…


RoyaleLife already has a positive reputation as a welcoming place for individuals in later life. In fact, it is now considered the UK’s largest bungalow provider for the over 45s.

This year, CEO Robert Bull has set even higher goals for the organisation, even though it is already well-known for luxury gated communities throughout the region, with developments located in areas from the coast to the countryside.

Part of this effort includes strengthening the RoyaleLife management team by bringing in another housing expert, Tim Simmons, who will work as Business Development Director.

Tim Simmons has been active in the UK’s…


As the chief executive officer of RoyaleLife, the UK’s largest provider of bungalow living for the over 45s, Robert Bull oversees a business bound for growth. As the population ages, more people are looking for a long-term living solution that provides them with comfortable amenities and protects their assets.

The RoyaleLife Model

Bull is a strong believer in helping his customers have both an excellent living experience and the financial flexibility and confidence that their hard-earned savings and equity will stay with them and their loved ones.

RoyaleLife’s Home Part Exchange programme allows customers to retain the full difference between the value of…


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.

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. …


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…


An equity release scheme may seem like a good idea, but it has some significant drawbacks. If this is being considered as an option to help pay for living expenses, it’s important to have a complete understanding of how this decision might affect you and others in the future. Once you know the truth, you may want to think about alternatives that might fit your needs better.

What is an Equity Release?

An equity release is a way to realise the value you have in a property — often your home — and turn it into cash. You need to be over the age of…


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. …

Robert Bull

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

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