Many banks and building societies offer standard residential mortgages to those aged 65 and over, which may be suitable if you want to move home or remortgage to a better deal.
However, depending on the lender, you may need to settle for a shorter term of 10 to 15 years, compared to the standard 25 years.
If that’s the case, your monthly repayments will be higher and you’ll need to show the lender that you can comfortably afford to pay off your mortgage within this shorter timeframe.
In the majority of cases, your mortgage will be offered on a repayment basis, which means you repay a portion of the capital (the amount borrowed), plus interest each month.
As long as you meet all your monthly repayments, your entire loan will have been repaid by the end of the mortgage term.
A few lenders might also offer you a standard interest-only mortgage, whereby you only repay the interest each month.
But this means you’ll need to pay off the capital in one go at the end of the mortgage term and your lender will ask to see evidence of how you plan to do this.