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The Equity Release Council are a consumer centric industry trade body for the UK Equity Release sector. They are focussed on making sure that all parties – which include advisers, lenders, funders and solicitors are abiding by the highest standards.

The Equity Release Council could not do this without help from its membership and this is where Viva come into our own.

We have worked with the Equity Release Council over the years to help raise standards for the whole industry and give clients more protection.

In recent years Viva have:


Helped in the set- up of the Competency Framework – giving all advisers the help become excellent at what they do


Been instrumental in the move forward to the 5th Council Standard – giving all clients the opportunity to make payments on their plans. This particular addition has had rave reviews!


We are very proud to have members of our staff as active contributors to the Equity Release Council.

Paul Saroya

Paul Saroya

Member of the Equity Release Council Standards Committee

liz murley

Liz Murley

Member of the Equity Release Council Adviser Panel

Equity Release Council
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