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Reverse mortgages: How the new rules affect you

Retirees worried about income, thanks to lower interest rates, have a new way to dip into the equity in their property. We outline what's available. From Monday, more retirees will have a new way to tap into the equity in their homes, providing regular cash payments at much cheaper borrowing rate than traditional reverse mortgages. The expanded government-backed opportunity for increasing household cash flows arrives as record low and falling interest rates are forcing retirees to consider new ways of using their retirement savings and capital to generate income without taking big risks. “Lower rates are beginning to bite those retirees living off interest-bearing investments such as term de