What is an Interest Roll Up Lifetime Mortgage?

Our Interest Roll Up Lifetime Mortgage is a type of equity release that allows your client to unlock some of the equity from their home without having to move. It's a loan secured against their home to give them a cash lump sum or smaller amounts, tax-free, that they can take as and when they need.

There are no monthly payments with our Interest Roll Up Lifetime Mortgage. Instead the interest is added to the amount they owe each month. This means we charge interest on the loan plus any interest already added. The amount is usually repaid from the sale of their home when they or the remaining applicant (if the mortgage is in joint names) dies or moves out of their home into long term care.

 

Our Interest Roll Up Lifetime Mortgage is for:

  • Clients aged 55 or over,
  • Living in or buying their own home, with a small or no mortgage,
  • Living in England, Wales or mainland Scotland, and own a home worth a minimum of £70,000 or £100,000 for flats, maisonettes, ex-council, ex-housing association or ex-Ministry of Defence properties.
  • Client's who have discussed the benefits and risks of a lifetime mortgage with their family and friends and they know: 
    • There may be cheaper ways to borrow money.
    • There may be an impact on any inheritance
    • Repaying the loan early is likely to cause a significant early repayment charge.
    • Releasing more from the full loan amount later may cost more or less depending on the current interest rate at the time.

How can it help?

Could help your clients achieve their retirement ambitions. Some clients may use a lifetime mortgage for:

  • Repaying outstanding interest-only mortgages.
  • Home improvements.
  • Helping family - children and grandchildren. 

Our Interest Roll Up Lifetime Mortgage is for clients who want to borrow at least £10,000.

Interest Roll Up Lifetime Mortgage Product Summary PDF size: 108KB

You can use our lifetime mortgage calculator with your client to see how much they can release and show them the impact of interest and house price growth.

Property eligibility

To apply for our Interest Roll Up Lifetime Mortgage your client needs to meet our minimum eligibility criteria. Your client must be able to answer yes to the following questions:

  • Is their property made of traditional masonry construction, in a good state of repair, free of any tenancy restrictions, and is it in England, Wales or mainland Scotland?
  • Is their home valued at minimum of £70,000 or £100,000 for flats, maisonettes, ex-council, ex-housing association or ex-Ministry of Defence properties. 

Below is a list of some of the main reasons why the client’s application might have been declined based on their property:

  • The lease is too short yet the purpose of loan is to pay for a lease extension and this wasn't selected.
  • Their property is a bedsit.
  • Their flat is part freehold.
  • Their property has agricultural ties.
  • Age restricted properties.

For more details please see the Later Life Mortgage Suitability Criteria PDFsize: 121KB

Applicant criteria

To apply for our Interest Roll Up Lifetime Mortgage your client needs to meet our minimum eligibility criteria. Your client must be able to answer yes to the following questions:

  • Are they aged 55 or over?
  • Are they living in (or buying) their home and have either a small or no mortgage?
  • Do they want to borrow a minimum of £10,000?

Below is a list of some of the main reasons why your client's application might have been declined based on our applicant criteria:

  • Undischarged bankruptcy.
  • Applicant doesn't have indefinite rights to reside in the property.
  • The applicant has Charging Orders registered against them.
  • Property is held in Trust.

For more details please see the Later Life Mortgage Suitability Criteria PDFsize: 121KB

Lifetime Mortgage calculator

Our Lifetime Mortgage calculator helps financial advisers to:

  • Show your clients how much they may be able to release from their home.
  • Demonstrate examples for both taking the maximum available as an initial advance or taking a smaller initial amount where the remainder can be drawn on in the future.
  • Illustrate the effect of our inheritance protection option on the total loan amount available.
  • Explore the impact of house price inflation.
  • Highlight how the interest on their loan increases over time.
  • Create a summary of your client's choices and possible results.

The calculator results are examples only. A lifetime mortgage is a loan secured on your client’s home. It will reduce the value of your client's estate but servicing the interest can slow or stop the growth of the loan over time and may affect their entitlement to means tested state benefits.

Our email PDF service for your illustration is unavailable. 

  

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We’ll provide 10% cashback on the total cost of qualifying energy efficiency home improvements, up to £1,000 on an initial advance or £200 on a drawdown.

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