Income Lifetime Mortgage
For many people the most significant asset they own is their home. They then rely on their pension as a major source of income in retirement. However, for many people, the value of their pension may not be enough to provide them with a comfortable income in retirement.
Our Income Lifetime Mortgage lets your client release some of the money tied up in their home to provide a regular monthly income over a fixed term. The amount of monthly income, interest rate and the income term are all fixed at outset.
A lifetime mortgage is a way of releasing money from your client's home without having to move. It’s a loan that’s secured against their home which can be used to provide an additional source of income in retirement.
With our Income Lifetime Mortgage your client can release some of the money tied up in their home to provide a regular income, over a fixed term. Your client must take an initial minimum loan of £2,500, followed by a minimum monthly income of £200 for a fixed term of 10, 15, 20 or 25 years.
The amount of monthly income and income term can't be changed once the mortgage has completed however should your client's circumstances change, they can choose to stop taking the income at any time. But, once stopped, the monthly income can't be restarted.
We charge compound interest. This means we’ll charge interest on the loan plus any interest already added. The effect of compound interest is reduced in comparison to other lifetime mortgages as funds are released in monthly amounts, rather than as a single upfront sum.
Once the fixed income term comes to an end, the monthly income will stop, but interest will continue to roll up until the lifetime mortgage is repaid. The lifetime mortgage is usually repaid from the sale of your client's 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.
Client's will have to pay an arrangement fee on all Income Lifetime Mortgages.
- 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 £100,000 or £150,000 for 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:
- The income amount and fixed income term can't be changed once completed.
- Inflation may reduce the value of the monthly income the client receives over time.
- There may be cheaper ways to borrow money.
- There may be an impact on any inheritance.
- Interest is added to the amount they owe each month, which means the loan and outstanding interest grow quickly.
- Repaying the loan early is likely to cause a significant early repayment charge.
How can it help?
- Our Income Lifetime Mortgage is for clients who want a monthly income, paid to them automatically each month for a fixed term. It can supplement their income so that they can do the things they enjoy, for example, more day trips out and money for treating the grandkids.
This product is not suitable for client's who:
- Have savings that they can use instead.
- Require one off large lump sum and additional drawdowns.
- Have sufficient long-term income.
- Claim state benefits that supplement their income, as these may be affected by taking an Income Lifetime Mortgage.
- Require a guaranteed income for life.
Our Income Lifetime mortgage is for clients who require an initial loan amount of at least £2,500 and a monthly income of at least £200 for a minimum of 10 years.
The amount will depend on your client's age and property value.
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