Many people choose this type of equity release plan if they have a large expense they need it for. Uses include funding home improvements, helping loved ones with a financial gift and paying off existing debts.
Although all lump sum lifetime mortgages will give you that one-off amount, there are still many different plans available. The different plans will offer different features, so you can find one that suits your needs.
Lower, fixed interest rates
A lump sum lifetime mortgage could offer lower interest rates compared to drawdown lifetime mortgages, meaning you could potentially save thousands on the compounding interest.
Your interest rate will be fixed for life too.
No monthly repayments
You won’t have to make monthly repayments, typically the loan, plus compound interest, is repaid when the plan comes to an end. There are plans that offer repayment options too, if that is something you would prefer.
No negative equity guarantee
We only ever recommend plans that meet the Equity Release Council standards and come with a no negative equity guarantee. This means the amount you owe will never be more than your home is worth.
You’ll still own your own home and typically the plan won’t come to an end until you, or the last remaining borrower, either passes away or enters long-term residential care.
Some plans offer inheritance and / or downsizing protection. Depending on what you want or what your circumstances are, your adviser can discuss with you if they could be of benefit.
Downsizing protection enables you to move home and repay your lifetime mortgage without having to pay an early repayment charge, if your new property doesn’t meet the lender’s criteria. This is usually after five years of taking out your plan.
Inheritance protection lets you ring-fence a percentage of your home's future value, this is then able to be passed on as a guaranteed inheritance. This is regardless of how much the interest accrues.
Find out how much you could release from your home with a lump sum lifetime mortgage. Try our free, simple-to-use equity release calculator for an instant estimate