Give our equity release calculator a go
Our calculator will give you an idea of just how much money you could release from your home. Simply choose your age, property type and estimated property value.
As a reminder – equity release is a way of turning some of the value from your home into tax-free cash. The type of equity release we offer is called a lifetime mortgage. It's a long-term loan you can apply for once you're aged 55 or over. And it's normally repaid using your home once you pass away or need long-term care.
Are you eligible?
The amount of equity you can release depends on several factors such as age, property value and property type.
To apply for a lifetime mortgage, you'll need to:
1) Be aged 55 or older (for joint applications, all applicants must be over 55).
2) Own a home within the UK (excluding the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands) worth £75,000 or more.
3) Be able to borrow at least £15,000.
4) Live permanently in your home. The property must be your main residence and shouldn't be unoccupied for more than six months at a time.
5) Be mortgage-free, or have only a small mortgage on your property. Any outstanding mortgage debt must be paid off from the money you receive.
Important things to keep in mind
If you decide to take a lifetime mortgage:
- It will reduce the amount of inheritance you'll leave behind
- It may affect your tax position and welfare benefits you’re entitled to
- Interest will be added yearly on the amount you've borrowed and any interest already added – it's known as compound interest
- Remember it's a lifetime commitment – and if you decide to end the loan sooner, you may need to pay a substantial early repayment charge
- You must speak to a financial adviser first
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Get in touch
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Saturday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
Get in touch to find out if you're eligible for a lifetime mortgage or to book an appointment.
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