What is a lifetime mortgage?

A lifetime mortgage is a type of equity release, a loan secured against your home that allows you to release tax-free cash without needing to move out.

Lifetime mortgages are available to homeowners aged 55 or over. You can take the money as a lump sum or as series of lump sums. No repayments are required until you die or move out of your home into long-term care.

Whether you're looking to pay off an existing mortgage, make some home improvements, or gift money to a family member, a lifetime mortgage could help.

Is a lifetime mortgage right for you?

To be eligible to release equity from your home with one of our lifetime mortgages:

  • You must be aged 55 or over.
  • You must own (or be buying) your own home, with little or no mortgage left to pay.
  • Your home must be worth at least £70,000 or £100,000 depending on your property type.

Our lifetime mortgage specialists are available to answer any questions you have. Why not give us a call today. Or, if you'd rather, you can give us your number and we'll give you a call back.

Equity release calculator

This calculator helps you see how much equity you could release with a lifetime mortgage, a loan secured against your home. We'll ask you to register your details so we can show you the calculation, then give you a call.

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This is a guide to the lifetime mortgage products we offer, and not advice or a personal recommendation. You can only buy a lifetime mortgage through a financial adviser.

We use your address to look up your property ahead of our call, to assist you with your enquiry.

"We did look at downsizing but, having been here nearly 30 years, we love this village. We love this house, so, the way we’ve done the lifetime mortgage means we’ve got all the benefits of living here and yet all the benefits of being able to help ourselves, our children, our grandchildren and having a lot more fun."

- John, Oxfordshire

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How much is a lifetime mortgage?

One of the main things people want to know about lifetime mortgages is how much the loan will cost. There are two parts to this answer:

Lifetime mortgage interest rates: This is the rate of interest charged on the loan, which affects the total amount you need to pay back. 

Costs involved in releasing equity: These are the costs you need to pay during the process of releasing equity with a lifetime mortgage, for example arrangement fees and solicitors fees. We don't charge an advice fee.

Why Legal & General

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Best Equity Release Provider

Moneyfacts awarded our Lifetime Mortgages in 2021.

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For lifetime mortgages

As a member of the Equity Release Council, we uphold their standards and safeguards.

Later Life Lender of the Year 2020

Later life lending specialists

Awarded Later Life Lender of the Year in The Mortgage Awards 2021.

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Get in touch about our lifetime mortgages

To speak to us about a lifetime mortgage, call our advice team on the number below.

For any other enquiries please get in touch via our contact us page

0808 301 70440808 301 7044

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