What is a lifetime mortgage?
A lifetime mortgage is a long-term loan secured against your home. You continue to retain full ownership of your property as your plan is usually repaid when your home is sold, when you and your partner pass away or move into long term care.
Equity release will reduce the value of your estate and may affect your entitlement to means-tested benefits.
Find out more about lifetime mortgages, including drawdown and additional plans.
Things to consider
Our independent, specialist advisers search the whole market to find the right equity release plan for you. They’ll explain all the options available and that taking a plan reduces the value of your estate and may affect any means-tested benefits you’re eligible for.
You have to get specialist advice before releasing equity; it’s the only way to do it. The initial consultation we give is free with no obligation to proceed. If you decide to go ahead with an equity release plan our advice fee, usually 1.99% of the amount released, subject to a minimum of £1,499, is payable only on completion.
With a lifetime mortgage, the most popular form of equity release, you’ll still own your home. As with any kind of mortgage, it’s a loan secured against your home. All equity release plans we recommend have a no negative equity guarantee, which means you’ll never owe more than the value of your home.
If you are considering equity release we recommend that you read through is equity release right for you?