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Suzanne Greener

Head of Data Collection
Published: 13/04/2022

Last updated: 13th April 2022

The Equity Release Council’s Spring 2022 Report continues to show evidence that lifetime mortgages make a significant yet stable contribution to later life lending. Key points of the report, published earlier in April, confirm that average equity release rates are creeping up, in line with other mortgage lending and the degree of flexibility offered to borrowers through the ability to make either regular interest payments or ad hoc partial repayments is also increasing.

The plans listed below are not endorsed by Moneyfacts.co.uk but have been chosen as they offer competitive rates for the scenario that we have selected. It should be noted that other plans are available that offer similar competitive rates but may offer incentives, such as cashback, that suit the borrower’s need better. Borrowers should speak to an equity release broker who will be able to select the best plans for individual requirements.

The best lifetime mortgage drawdown rates with a fee at a minimum 30% loan-to-value

Provider Plan name AER (APR) Minimum property value Max loan-to-value (%) at age 70 Interest payable Partial repayments* Fee
Canada Life Lifestyle Select Gold (Flexible) 3.92%
(4.1%)
£70,000 31 No Yes £650
Legal & General Home Finance Flexible Orange - £599 fee 3.98%
(4.1%)
£70,000 30.7 No Yes £599
Legal & General Home Finance Optional Payment Orange 3.98%
(4.1%)
£70,000 30.7 Yes No £599

*Partial repayments of up to 10% per annum are permitted without an early repayment charge applying.

 

This month, Canada Life’s Lifestyle Select Gold plan offers the best rate of 3.92% AER (4.1% APR) which is available to homeowners with a maximum 31% LTV at the age of 70. This deal requires properties to be valued at a minimum of £70,000 and a minimum advance of £10,000 can be taken. This plan charges a fee of £650.

Legal and General Home Finance’s Flexible Orange and Optional Payment Orange products are the next most competitive plans this month for plans with a fee at a minimum 30% LTV. Both plans offer 3.98% AER (4.1% APR). These plans are available to homeowners with a maximum 30.7% LTV at the age of 70 and properties must be valued at a minimum of £70,000. The Flexible Orange plan does not allow interest to be paid but partial payments can be made, while the Optional Payment Orange plan allows interest to be paid but doesn’t allow partial repayments. Both plans charge a fee of £599.

The best lifetime mortgage drawdown rates without a fee at a minimum 30% loan-to-value

Provider Plan name AER (APR) Minimum property value Max loan-to-value (%) at age 70 Interest payable Partial repayments*

More 2 Life

Capital Choice Superlite Drawdown 3

3.55%
(3.6%)

£100,000

31

No

Yes

LV=

Lifetime Mortgage Drawdown+ Standard 2

3.59%
(3.6%)

£100,000

30

No

Yes

LV=

Lifetime Mortgage Drawdown+ Standard 2 - 1% CB

3.60%
(3.6%)

£100,000

30

No

Yes

*Partial repayments of up to 10% per annum are permitted without an early repayment charge applying.

 

More 2 Life has the most competitive plans this month for plans without a fee at a minimum 30% LTV. The Capital Choice Superlite Drawdown 3 offers 3.55% AER (3.6% APR) available to those with a maximum 31% LTV at the age of 70. Properties must be valued at a minimum of £100,000 and a minimum advance of £10,000 can be taken. Interest is not payable although partial repayments are allowed.

LV= has the two next best plans this month. The Lifetime Mortgage Drawdown+ Standard 2 has a rate of 3.59% AER (3.6% APR), while the Lifetime Mortgage Drawdown+ Standard 2 - 1% cashback version has a rate of 3.60% (3.6% APR). Each plan requires properties to be valued at a minimum of £100,000 and a minimum advance of £10,000 being allowed. Both plans are available to those with a maximum of 30% LTV at the age of 70.

The best lifetime mortgage drawdown rates with a fee at a minimum 40% loan-to-value

Provider Plan name AER (APR) Minimum property value Max loan-to-value (%) at age 70 Interest payable Partial repayments* Fee

Pure Retirement

Heritage Drawdown Plus Standard Package - (Fixed ERCs)

4.28%
(4.4%)

£70,000

40.7

No

Yes

£895

Legal & General Home Finance

Flexible Indigo - £599 fee

4.64% (4.7%) £70,000 41.2 No Yes £599

Legal & General Home Finance

Optional Payment Indigo - £599 fee

4.64%
(4.7%)

£70,000

41.2

Yes

No

£599

*Partial repayments of up to 10% per annum are permitted without an early repayment charge applying.

 

Homeowners looking for a lifetime mortgage plan at a minimum 40% LTV that charges a fee will find Pure Retirement’s Heritage Drawdown Max Standard Package offering 4.28% AER (4.4% APR). This plan is available to those with a maximum 40.7% LTV at age 70 and properties need to be valued at a minimum of £70,000. This plan charges a fee of £895.

Another option available to homeowners is Legal & General’s Indigo plans. The Flexible Indigo and Optional Payment Indigo plans offer 4.64% AER (4.7% APR) and are available to those with a maximum 41.2% LTV at age 70. The Flexible Indigo plan does not allow interest to be paid but partial payments can be made, while the Optional Payment Indigo allows interest to be paid but doesn’t allow partial repayments. Both plans charge a fee of £599.

The best lifetime mortgage drawdown rates without a fee at a minimum 40% loan-to-value

Provider Plan name AER (APR) Minimum property value Max loan-to-value (%) at age 70 Interest payable Partial repayments*

More 2 Life

Capital Choice Max 2 Drawdown

4.05%

(4.1%)

£100,000

40.03

No

Yes

More 2 Life

Capital Choice Max 3 Drawdown

4.15% (4.2%)

£100,000

41

No

Yes

More 2 Life

Tailored Lifetime 5 Drawdown 4.18% (4.2%) £70,000 42.4 No Yes

*Partial repayments of up to 10% per annum are permitted without an early repayment charge applying.

 

This month, More 2 Life has the most competitive lifetime mortgage plans for a minimum 40% LTV that do not charge a fee. Its Capital Choice Max 2 Drawdown plan offers 4.05% AER (4.1% APR) and is available to those with a maximum 40.03% LTV at the age of 70. To be eligible for this plan, properties must be valued at £100,000 minimum. More 2 Life’s Capital Choice Max 3 Drawdown also has a highly competitive rate of 4.15% AER (4.2% APR). This plan is available with a maximum 41.1% at age 70%. Interest cannot be paid but partial repayments can be made on both plans.

Finally, More 2 Life’s Tailored Lifetime 5 Drawdown plan offers 4.18% AER (4.2% APR). This plan is available to those with a maximum 42.4% LTV at age 70 and properties valued at a minimum of £70,000. This plan does not allow interest to be paid but does allow partial repayments to be made.

How these charts have been compiled

These charts have been compiled from all equity release drawdown products listed by Moneyfacts on 13 April 2022. The products chosen have been selected from equity release products available to joint applicants and are based on a scenario where the youngest borrower is aged 70. The deals selected all offer drawdown, and there may be cheaper rates available on deals providing a lump sum only.

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