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Retirement (non power of attorney) variable lifetime discount

Our Retirement mortgages are aimed to meet the needs of older borrowers who are either looking to release equity or borrow with no upper age limit. This mortgage has no set end date, so you can have the peace of mind that your mortgage term isn’t coming to an end.

The mortgage will be repaid from the sale of your home when you (or, for joint mortgages, each of you) die or move into sheltered accommodation or residential care or live with a family member in another property. During the term of the mortgage the borrower(s) is responsible for meeting the monthly payments which will be on an interest only basis.

The minimum age for this product is 55, and you must have a source of income; typically from a pension, so that interest payments are affordable for the term of the mortgage which may be up to the end of your life.

The Society can lend a minimum of £50,000 and up to a maximum of £500,000. The amount you can borrow will depend upon your needs and your ability to repay the interest each month. Our Advisers will conduct an assessment of your income and expenditure so as to guide you on how much the Society may be able to lend to you.

The Society can lend up to 50% of your property’s value, which will be confirmed by a professional property valuation.

The Society strongly recommends that anyone considering this product takes independent legal advice before entering into the mortgage contract. If they choose not to seek advice, they will be required to acknowledge that we have recommended it and that they are waiving their right to do so.

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Discount from SVR i Overall cost for
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Max %
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3.55% 1.35% 3.7% APRC 50% Interest only
See example

Representative example: A mortgage of £100,000 taken out for a period of 17 years on an interest only basis.

Monthly instalments: £295.83 per month for 203 months.

Total amount payable: £161,207.49

Total amount of credit: £100,000

The total amount payable includes administration fee £125, valuation fee £255, product fee £599, completion fee £75 and closing fee £100.

The overall cost for comparison is 3.7% representative APRC.

This example relates to the Retirement mortgage (non power of attorney) variable lifetime discount product, is based on a typical mortgage and assumes that fees are not added to the mortgage. Please ask for a personalised illustration for your own particular requirements.

  • Key features
    • Availability – Purchase & Remortgage up to 50% Loan To Value (LTV).
    • Flexibility – Unlimited overpayments allowed in each calendar year without penalty.
    • Portable.
  • Early repayment

    There are no early repayment charges for this product. Closing Administration Fee (currently £100).

  • Product fees
    • Administration fee £125.
    • Valuation fee (scale).
    • Product fee 0.4% of advance (minimum £599).
    • Completion fee £75.
  • Lending criteria

    Lending Criteria and Information

    Loan: Size: Minimum £50,000, Maximum £500,000, up to 50% of the property value.

    Term: Minimum 5 years.

    Property: Minimum Value: £100,000.  Available on properties in England and Wales.
    Applicant: Minimum age is 55.
    Income: Household income must be at least £20,000 after deductions.

    The amount we will lend will depend on the value of the property and a calculation based on income and expenditure. As a guide, we will take gross annual income and then apply a deduction for the annual amount paid towards any existing debts or other financial commitments. We apply the following multipliers to the amount remaining:

    Income After Deductions Sole Borrower Joint Borrowers
    £20,000-£50,000 4.25x 4.25x
    Over £50,0000 4.5x 4.5x

    These multiples are for guidance only and do not guarantee that we will lend the amount indicated. We will carry out a full assessment of your clients income and expenditure to ensure that they can afford the mortgage both now and in the future.

    Underwriting: We take a flexible approach to underwriting and will consider each case on its merits. We do not credit score. The actual rate and APRC for the case will depend on your clients circumstances and our assessment of the risk.
  • Proc fee

    We will pay a gross procuration fee of 0.35% on all introduced business. The fee is usually paid within five working days following completion. Procuration Fees may vary for our recognised Clubs & Packagers.

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