The value of your home, minus any outstanding mortgage and any other loans secured against it, is the equity you have in your property. This equity is often passed on as an inheritance, however an increasing number of people are tapping into some of this wealth to help boost their retirement lifestyle.
Retirees in or approaching retirement are finding themselves asset rich but cash poor.
Like many others, your home is likely to be your greatest investment, with more value
locked in it than your pension and savings combined.
Home owners aged 55 to 95 can use equity release plans to unlock the cash that’s tied up in their homes. They can generate a tax-free cash lump sum, which can be used in any way; home improvements, holidays, help with daily living costs or gifts to help family members. The equity released could help their kids or grandchildren raise a deposit for a new home or help them pay off large debts.
Are you eligible?
Tens of thousands of people are already enjoying the benefits of unlocking the cash from their
home. However it’s not suitable for everyone, which is why it’s important to get independent
advice before you make a decision.
You may be eligible for a lifetime mortgage if:
Your aged between 55 – 95
You are a home owner with a property worth at least £70000
You are a UK resident
Clients can typically expect to release up to 55.5% of their homes value, depending on their age, health and lifestyle.