This comparison includes lifetime mortgages. To understand the features and risks, ask for a personalised illustration from a lifetime mortgage company. Check that this type of mortgage will meet your needs if you want to move or sell your home or you want your family to inherit it. If you are in any doubt, seek independent advice. Your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage.

Stonehaven Lifetime 5.89% Fixed Lump Sum Lite
Maximum LTV
36%
Loan
£10,000 to £4,000,000
AER (Fixed)
6.05%
Loan Available As
cash lump sum
Stonehaven Lifetime 5.89% Fixed Lump Sum Lite (Scotland)
Maximum LTV
36%
Loan
£10,000 to £4,000,000
AER (Fixed)
6.05%
Loan Available As
cash lump sum
Stonehaven Lifetime 5.94% Fixed - Interest Select Lite
Maximum LTV
36%
Loan
£10,000 to £4,000,000
AER (Fixed)
6.1%
Loan Available As
cash lump sum
Stonehaven Lifetime 5.94% Fixed-Interest Select Lite (Scotland)
Maximum LTV
36%
Loan
£10,000 to £4,000,000
AER (Fixed)
6.1%
Loan Available As
cash lump sum
Just Retirement Ltd Roll Up Lifetime Mortgage
Maximum LTV
45%
Loan
£10,000 to £600,000
AER (Fixed)
6.14%
Loan Available As
cash lump sum
Stonehaven Lifetime 5.98% Fixed Lump Sum
Maximum LTV
39%
Loan
£10,000 to £4,000,000
AER (Fixed)
6.15%
Loan Available As
cash lump sum
Stonehaven Lifetime 5.98% Fixed Lump Sum (Scotland)
Maximum LTV
39%
Loan
£10,000 to £4,000,000
AER (Fixed)
6.15%
Loan Available As
cash lump sum
Stonehaven Lifetime 5.99% + Cashback Fixed Lump Sum Lite
Maximum LTV
36%
Loan
£40,000 to £4,000,000
AER (Fixed)
6.15%
Loan Available As
cash lump sum
Stonehaven Lifetime 5.99% + Cashback Fixed Lump Sum Lite (Scotland)
Maximum LTV
36%
Loan
£40,000 to £4,000,000
AER (Fixed)
6.15%
Loan Available As
cash lump sum
Stonehaven Lifetime 5.99% Fixed - Voluntary Select Lite
Maximum LTV
36%
Loan
£10,000 to £4,000,000
AER (Fixed)
6.16%
Loan Available As
cash lump sum
Stonehaven Lifetime 5.99% Fixed- Voluntary Select Lite Scotland
Maximum LTV
36%
Loan
£10,000 to £4,000,000
AER (Fixed)
6.16%
Loan Available As
cash lump sum
LV= Lifetime Fixed Lump Sum (Age 60-65)
Maximum LTV
25%
Loan
from £10,000
AER (Fixed)
6.19%
Loan Available As
cash lump sum
LV= Lifetime Fixed Lump Sum (Age 66-70)
Maximum LTV
30%
Loan
from £10,000
AER (Fixed)
6.19%
Loan Available As
cash lump sum
LV= Lifetime Fixed Lump Sum (Age 71-75)
Maximum LTV
35%
Loan
from £10,000
AER (Fixed)
6.19%
Loan Available As
cash lump sum
LV= Lifetime Fixed Lump Sum (Age 76-80)
Maximum LTV
40%
Loan
from £10,000
AER (Fixed)
6.19%
Loan Available As
cash lump sum
Stonehaven Lifetime 6.03% Fixed - Interest Select
Maximum LTV
39%
Loan
£10,000 to £4,000,000
AER (Fixed)
6.2%
Loan Available As
cash lump sum
Stonehaven Lifetime 6.03% Fixed - Interest Select (Scotland)
Maximum LTV
39%
Loan
£10,000 to £4,000,000
AER (Fixed)
6.2%
Loan Available As
cash lump sum
Stonehaven Lifetime 6.04% + Cashback Fixed - Interest Select Lite
Maximum LTV
36%
Loan
£40,000 to £4,000,000
AER (Fixed)
6.21%
Loan Available As
cash lump sum
Stonehaven Lifetime 6.04% + Cashback Fixed-Interest Select Lite (Scot)
Maximum LTV
36%
Loan
£40,000 to £4,000,000
AER (Fixed)
6.21%
Loan Available As
cash lump sum
Aviva Lifestyle Lump Sum Max
Maximum LTV
52%
Loan
£15,000 to £600,000
AER (Fixed)
6.25%
Loan Available As
cash lump sum

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Equity Release Mortgages Explained

by BillJ

We help you understand mortgage equity release schemes so you can compare the best deals from top UK providers.

Happy Older Couple

An equity release plan lets you unlock some of the value in your home, usually paying you a tax free lump sum.

You could use it to top up your savings, make a one off purchase or buy an annuity to get a reliable retirement income.

What's more, in a sense equity release borrowing could pay for itself. Rather than repaying the loan bit by bit with monthly repayments like you do an ordinary mortgage, equity release mortgage providers tend to get repaid when you sell your house or, if you've passed on, from your estate. It does cut down what you'll have left to give to your nearest and dearest when you pass on; this is something you'll need to consider.

This lets providers offer no age limit lifetime mortgages to elderly and retired people which could in turn benefit a lot of the older generation; however it means equity release loans can only be offered to those without an existing mortgage or outstanding mortgage payments, i.e. those who own their home fully.

Equity release interest rates also tend to be higher than the average mortgage, so to get the best home equity release schemes UK wide you should always compare a wide range of offers against your particular circumstances.

How to compare equity release mortgages in the UK

First, you'll need to decide how much you want to borrow and check what percentage of your home's value this represents, known as the Loan To Value ratio (LTV).

Compare your loan amount and its LTV to each provider's maximum lending limit to make sure you'd be eligible.

Remember, loans representing a large proportion of your home's value will appear more risky to lenders and may get charged higher interest rates, so be realistic about how much you want to borrow. If in doubt it's worth you speaking about your equity release options with an Independent Financial Advisers.

Next, check the terms and conditions attached to each suitable deal. For example, consider if they allow early repayment and compare any charges for that facility; plus check if/when the loan's headline offer is set to expire during the loan term.

Once you've established your priorities you can use an equity mortgage release comparison to list the deals available and compare features at a glance. You should get individual quotes from the most suitable providers to find which option works out as the cheapest and best value equity release loan for you.

More information on Equity Release Mortgages