Home Equity Release – Lifetime Mortgage Report – Spring 2019 – Part 2

How do you find the best Lifetime Mortgage products and interest rates? By Chris Morgan

Every quarter the Home Equity Release Council issue their latest industry figures, with the aim to raise the profile of Lifetime Mortgages. Over the last decade they have worked very hard to improve the standards of the products and financial advice standards available to consumers.

This week they released their “Spring 2019″ Report” that confirmed that the average interest rate of being charged to consumers taking a drawdown plan is 4.22%, with the average lump sum interest rate now 4.98%, these are in comparison to a combined interest rate charged in 2017 of 4.62%.

In my previous blog articles, I mentioned that with a recent case there had been a 0.82% difference between the highest and lowest interest rates for a client. This would have amounted to £60,000 of additional interest over the 22 years of the mortgage illustration term.

The point I’m making here is that immediately you can see if the industry average rate being offered is between 4.22% and 4.98%, somebody out there has probably ended up paying quite a bit more than they should, as there are many products coming in at below 4%. Those people need help from the Lifetime Mortgage Expert. “Qualified Advice, Zero Broker Fee”.

Generally there is a perception that Lifetime Mortgages have an expensive interest rate, which I find very interesting because many people who are now sitting on large amounts of Equity in their properties achieved this with the assistance of self certified mortgages in the past.

By comparison those self certified deals were certainly priced higher than 4% with the rates quoted by most lenders historically being between 4.99% and 5.99%. Most of deals offered between 2000 and 2010 were fixed rates for either 2, 3 or 5 years.

The Bank of England Base Rate was of course higher then it is today, but the lowest rates being charged for Lifetime Mortgages today are far less that what those mortgage consumers would have paid and of course this product also has no proof of income, because there are no monthly payments – with interest roll up.

Be sure to see Part 1 of this feature focused on the average amounts being borrowed and overall industry figures.

If you are looking for the best Lifetime Mortgage products, then The Lifetime Mortgage Expert will be able to help. We arrange Lifetime Mortgages with a proposition of “Qualified Advice, Zero Broker Fee”, which means you will save £1210* on average against the broker fees being charged.

Free Quick Guide Brochure

Lifetime Mortgage Expert offer a “Quick Guide To Lifetime Mortgages”, that provides all the relevant information you need free in a convenient PDF download. This document is not thirty pages of hard sell, it’s three pages of directly relevant information, containing all the essential things you need to know about Lifetime Mortgages.

Most importantly we make this download available to you, without you needing to give us any personal details up front, including your property value, address, phone number and email. There are many places you can try and get a free guide to Lifetime Mortgages, but most will want your personal details, so they can then keep phoning you and trying to sell their services and products to you.

Our policy is very different, we make our “Quick Guide” available free of charge, without collecting your personal data. When you are ready to proceed, we then ask you to call us to talk about your requirements. We will even make time to speak with you for around 15 minutes free of charge without any further commitment at that stage.

When we say our Quick Guide to Lifetime Mortgages is Free, we actually do mean FREE ! See our other real life examples further down in this blog to read more about the types of Lifetime Mortgages available and the scenarios they can be used.

If you would like to download our Free Quick Guide To Lifetime Mortgages then visit www.lifetimemortgage.expert The Lifetime Mortgage Expert, Chris Morgan can also be reached by email at enquiries@lifetimemortgage.expert

Chris Morgan’s full Biography can be read here …

Here is also a direct link to the Free Quick Guide …http://www.lifetimemortgage.expert/assets/Lifetime_Mortgage%20_Expert_Guide.pdf

*Please Note: 

Lifetime Mortgage Expert is a Trading Style of Unusual Mortgages who are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Registration number 497173. We do not charge a broker fee for Lifetime Mortgages (without ongoing monthly payments) where the initial lump sum withdrawal is £50,000 or more (this is not including cash reserve) instead we receive a commission from the mortgage lender.

If you wish to draw less than £50,000 we may charge a small fee to ensure a minimum total earning of £995. Please contact us for a specific quotation. In the Lifetime Mortgage Survey 2019, the average broker fee being charged by a financial adviser for arranging a lifetime mortgage was £1210 and the largest fee charged was £2395.

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    “Qualified Advice, Zero Broker Fee”

    Unusual Mortgages are Independent Mortgage Advisers who specialise in Lifetime Mortgages, Retirement Mortgages and Regulated Equity Release for over 55’s. Our resident “Lifetime Mortgage Expert” is Chris Morgan who has 30 years experience in Banking, Finance and Mortgage Advice. You can read his career biography at the link below this column. We have agencies with all the major lifetime mortgage providers and are able to provide Independent advice from the Whole of the market.

    Products …

    The concept of Lifetime Mortgages, Retirement Mortgages and Regulated Equity Release for over 55’s has grown massively over the last 20 years. It is very true that the initial products that were released into the market received poor press and were not popular. However, in more recent times these products have become highly regulated, with product providers having to meet industry standards and provide certain assurances and guarantees over negative equity – we think this is a very good thing.

    Qualications …

    Financial Advisers also have to pass a higher level qualification to be able to arrange Lifetime Mortgages, Retirement Mortgages and Regulated Equity Release. However, we have noticed that consumers have been left with a difficult choice between “chicken farm” financial advice by companies offering these products in huge volume, or local financial advisers who rarely are asked for advice in this area. Your alternative is to approach Chris Morgan, the UK’s leading Lifetime Mortgage Expert, who specialises in mortgage products for people over 55 without charging a broker fee*.

    Fees …

    He offers highly experienced “Qualified Advice, Zero Broker Fee”, which means those drawing £50,000 or more are likely to save themselves an average of £1210* in brokers fees. Instead of offering you a free pen, calculator or shopping vouchers with your quotation, we offer you enough of a saving on your advice fees advice fees equivalent to a weekend break away? Chris is always interested to hear which destination you would choose with the money you will save?

    *Please Note: 

    Lifetime Mortgage Expert is a Trading Style of Unusual Mortgages who are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Registration number 497173. We do not charge a broker fee for Lifetime Mortgages (without ongoing monthly payments) where the initial lump sum withdrawal is £50,000 or more (this is not including cash reserve) instead we receive a commission from the mortgage lender.

    If you wish to draw less than £50,000 we may charge a small fee to ensure a minimum total earning of £995. Please contact us for a specific quotation. In the Lifetime Mortgage Survey 2019, the average broker fee being charged by a financial adviser for arranging a lifetime mortgage was £1210 and the largest fee charged was £2395

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