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Reasons to Consider an Interest Only Lifetime Mortgage

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

What is an interest only lifetime mortgage? Well there are many reasons to look into interest only lifetime mortgages in order to meet the financial challenges in our current economic climate.

An interest only mortgage should always be considered before a roll-up equity release or home reversion plan. If you are looking towards protecting your inheritance & wish to pass the full estate to your beneficiaries then an only interest mortgage will do as it says on the tin. By borrowing a fixed amount & repayment of just the interest element will mean that the balance will remain exactly the same.

 

Example of an Interest Only Lifetime Mortgage

The interest only lifetime mortgage is an especially useful product for those over 55, as there are specialist equity release style interest only lifetime mortgages available. Often these plans provide historically attractive interest rates and features that assist those in retirement to plan their financial futures. Consider Stonehaven equity release, who offer several forms of their Interest Select Plan which is effectively a non-verification lifetime mortgage. With this plan you can effectively borrow a percentage of the value of the property & you can chose how much of the interest to pay – starting from £25pm upto the full interest payment.

 

What Purposes can it be used for?

Many people who are looking to consolidate debts will find the Stonehaven Interest Select style of interest only lifetime mortgage to be an attractive option for getting all debts under one single interest only payment. This kind of debt consolidation means that the actual total amount borrowed and paid monthly is thereby reduced & hopefully under control. Additionally, the lower interest payments are likely to be less than payments made over many other debts due to the considerably lower interest rates charged by credit card companies & alike.

 

Overall, this makes the payment of debts easier, as Stonehaven will automatically take payment by direct debit, and easy to plan as the total amount is taken monthly. The fixed interest rate option on an interest only mortgage is a very attractive offer. This means that regardless of the Bank of England manipulating conventional interest rates, the Stonehaven interest select plan will always remain exactly the same. For this reason and these features, is why the Stonehaven Interest Select and Stonehaven Interest Select lite (has lowest fixed interest rate at 6.13%) are so popular. More details about these plans can be found on the Equity Release Supermarket website.

 

Are Alternative Equity release Schemes Available?

There are alternative options available for those looking for equity release schemes, including other options for interest only lifetime mortgages. These could depend upon location such as Scotland & certain counties within England where we have access to specialist lenders.  It is therefore important to discuss what is right for you with an accredited independent equity release advisor who has access to the whole of the equity release & interest only mortgage market.

 

Another place to research equity release schemes and interest only lifetime mortgages is the Safe Home Income Plans (SHIP) website, which acts as a consumer safety watchdog for elderly financial products. The Stonehaven equity release products are all registered with SHIP, so these products also come with this important peace of mind. They also have the protection of being regulated by the Financial Services Authority (FSA) thereby coming under the auspices of their compensation scheme.

 

There are many reasons for those over 55 years of age to consider equity release. Many often wonder what is an interest only mortgage? They also wonder what the best options are for their specific needs and situation. While a financial advisor is best placed to help, researching SHIP qualified products like the Stonehaven Interest Select interest only lifetime mortgages often help get started.

The Equity Release Supermarket website is also a useful place to start learning about the ‘ins and outs’ of equity release. There is a lot to learn, so be sure to speak to one of our specialist financial advisers as early as possible and often to be clear about the direction your enquiry is heading.

 

Call our Freephone number 0800 678 5159 for further details on Interest Only Lifetime Mortgage Plans.

Alternatively, follow this link to request a Stonehaven equity release quote.

 

Stonehaven’s New Interest Only Lifetime Mortgage Lending

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

Stonehaven, the innovative equity release lender that originally sourced its funding from Santander, should now benefit from the withdrawal from the market of the Halifax Retirement Home Plan.

Stonehaven now use various finance houses in order to release equity in this sector. Their Stonehaven Interest Select plan can provide an interest only mortgage  that will run for the rest of your life.

 

To provide peace of mind to their customers, the interest rates are fixed for life. Therefore you can be safe in the knowledge that your monthly interest only mortgage payment will never change, regardless of external interest rates.

 

The Stonehaven Interest Select plan  has been given the rare title these days of a self certification (self-cert) mortgage as NO income verification is required. Stonehaven class the payment of interest as a ‘contribution’ as such do not require proof of any income. The Stonehaven Interest Select plan also has the added facility of selecting the amount of interest you wish to pay. Stonehaven will allow a contribution of anywhere between £25pm upto the full interest payment so one can fit the monthly payment in with their budget.

 

Should not all the interest be repaid, then there will be an element of roll-up onto the original capital raised. The balance will therefore increase over the years, but not as great as otherwise would be if no payment was made at all. This could be great news for the children or beneficiaries who wish to maximise the amount they receive at the end of the day.
After the shock withdrawal of Prudential at the end of 2009, Stonehaven was one of only a number of remaining providers including Just Retirement , Aviva  & LV=  who expressed commitment to the sector.

Stonehaven’s existing lifetime mortgage customers have received continued good servicing & they have pledged to meet all the existing terms and conditions.

 

New applications, supported by relevant Key Facts Illustration can only be processed by qualified financial advisers such as Equity Release Supermarket & cannot be done direct. Applications must include a cheque to cover the valuation fee.

 

Offers made by Stonehaven are normally valid for a period 3 months & if you are considering an alternative to the Halifax Retirement Home Plan then the Stonehaven Interest Select plan can meet your requirements.
If you have any enquiries or questions you wish to ask then please contact the Equity Release Supermarket  team on 0800 678 5159.

Mark Gregory CeMap CeRER

 

 
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