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Countrywide surveying services joins the equity release council


Countrywide surveying services joins the equity release council

Countrywide Surveying Services (CSS) has recently announced its association with the Equity Release Council, solidifying its commitment to the later life lending sector. As an associate member of the Equity Release Council, CSS aims to extend its comprehensive range of valuation, survey, and panel management services to lending partners specialising in this growing sector. This strategic move follows CSS's recent accolade as the recipient of the 2024 Equity Release Awards for Best Surveyor, an achievement it has secured for the past two years and in three of the last four years.


The Equity Release Council serves as a prominent representative of the equity release sector, dedicated to advocating high standards of conduct and practice in equity release provision and advice. With consumer safeguards at its core, the Equity Release Council plays a vital role in ensuring ethical practices and promoting transparency within the industry. CSS's membership with the council underscores its commitment to upholding these standards and aligning with industry best practices in the realm of equity release.


Jim Boyd

CEO of the Equity Release Council:

“As an organisation, we are committed to ensuring that consumers receive good outcomes throughout the entire process of releasing equity from their homes – whether it is from the advisers, lenders or service providers.  We are therefore delighted to welcome Countrywide Surveying Services as associate members and look forward to supporting the team as they further develop their expertise in this growing market.”

Matthew Cumber

Managing Director at Countrywide Surveying Services:

“Given the shifting demographics of the UK population and changing consumer attitudes, the later life lending sector will play an increasingly prominent role within the wider mortgage market going forward and we, as a business, will continue to support our lending partners in this important sector. 
“The Equity Release Council is playing a key role to grow the sector and we are committed to ensuring that positive outcomes remain available for the end consumer.”

Quote source: IFA Magazine

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