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The Safe Home Equity Release Plans Association (SHERPA) is a not for profit association supported by New Zealand’s leading providers and distributors of Home Equity Release Plans.

Launched in May 2005, SHERPA is dedicated entirely to the protection of plan-holders and the promotion of safe home equity release plans.

Membership of SHERPA is open to all providers of Home Equity Release products in New Zealand who have pledged to observe the SHERPA Code of Practice. Members are allowed to display the SHERPA logo on their websites, brochures and other printed material.

Members' compliance with the Code of Practice is independently reviewed. 

Associate membership is open to organisations that support the aims of SHERPA.

The Government is supportive of a Code of Practice for Home Equity Release and SHERPA has pledged to work with the Government on any future regulation of the industry.

The purpose of this website is not to recommend any particular plan to you, but simply to help you make informed and safe choices.