Retirement Mortgages – Repay Your Interest Only Mortgage.

Is Your Interest Only Mortgage Coming to an End? by Chris Morgan

Unusual Mortgages have been approached recently by a number of clients where their mortgage terms are coming to an end in line with their retirement. Many lenders refuse to continue mortgages past retirement age, making them unsuitable for the clients purposes.

We have met clients who feel pressured by their current lender and some have almost been placed in “breach of mortgage contract” by their  lender, because they have struggled to find a replacement product. We are here to assist and help in these circumstances.

Real Life Situations by Chris Morgan, Retirement Mortgage Expert

Names: John and Margaret, Ages 55 and 62, Approaching Retirement, Existing Self Certified Mortgage (coming to an end)

John and Margaret were worried about their Interest Only mortgage which still was outstanding on their property valued at £900,000. They took out a Self certified mortgage around 15 years ago and were not required to provide a repayment vehicle by the lender. This means they are short of options to repay this amount, as the end of term gets nearer.

We helped them draw £100,000 on a Retirement Mortgage to clear their £76,000 mortgage, so they could remain in their property and have a cash reserve to use as they choose. The new arrangement was an Interest Only Mortgage, which still has monthly interest payments, unlike Lifetime Mortgages which do not.

Client Quotes: 

“It is very important to us both that we are able to remain in the property, without the pressures of moving and changing social aspects of our lives. The former Interest Only Mortgage had become a burden to us, with the term ending we knew that something would need to be done”.

We had looked at several options, including Lifetime Mortgages, but decided that because we have regular pensions coming in, it was best to pay the interest on a monthly basis and not allow it to roll up. This was best for us, even though the initial set up fees were higher”.

Unusual Mortgages Expert Advice … 

Retirement Mortgages are an ideal way to repay an existing Interest Only Mortgage, especially for those that may have interest only mortgages coming nearing the end of it’s term, or may  have ongoing regular pension income to meet monthly Interest payments.

Retirement Mortgages have to be arranged through a qualified financial adviser, who holds the higher level mortgage qualification The Certificate of Regulated Equity Release. This exam covers retirement mortgages and lending into retirement, because lenders now offer highly specialist products.

Retirement Mortgages are different to Lifetime Mortgages as the first of these allows the mortgage holder to continue making monthly interest payments, where with the second there are no monthly repayments.

If you require more information on Retirement or Interest Only Mortgages, you can contact Unusual Mortgages on UK 0845 474 3075 or International +44 1404 45397, email at enquiries@unusualmortgages.co.uk

Please Note: 

Unusual Mortgages are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Registration number 497173. They charge a fee for arranging a Retirement Mortgage where there are continuing monthly payments. they have a minimum gross earning of £1295, where commission can be offset to reduce this overall amount payable.

Lifetime Mortgage Expert is a Trading Style of Unusual Mortgages who are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Registration number 497173. The fees for arranging a Lifetime Mortgage, instead of a Retirement Mortgage are different.

They 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 2018, the average broker fee being charged by a financial adviser for arranging a lifetime mortgage was £1281 and the largest fee charged was £2395.

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    Unusual Mortgages are specialist Independent Mortgage Advisers who are highly experienced in arranging Complex Mortgages and Buy To Let Mortgages.

    Our lead financial adviser Chris Morgan has 30 years of experience in Banking, Finance and Mortgage Advice.

    We have strong relationships with many off high street lenders, such as private banks, specialist banks, niche lenders and complex mortgage providers. Many offer exclusive products, that are tailored bespoke for clients and are only offered through financial advisers like ourselves.

    These are many of the areas in which we are able to offer advice. If you have a Mortgage Issue we can assist you with and it’s not on our A-Z of Mortgage Issues then please give us a call for us to for advice.

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    • Adverse Credit (Arrears, CCJ’s, Defaults)
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    • British Expat Mortgages
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    • Interest Only Mortgage (Down Sizing Strategy)
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    • Jasper Mortgages (Buy To Let End of Mortgage Term)
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    • Multiple Kitchens (One Property)
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    • Professional Mortgages
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    • Property Income
    • Re Mortgages (Capital Raising)
    • Restricted Lending
    • Right To Buy
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    • Rural Properties (Mixed Use Properties)
    • SA302 Income Proof (Problems Producing Proof of Income)
    • Scottish Rural Property (Buy To Let – Certain Postcodes)
    • Self Employed Income
    • Self Employed Mortgages.
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    • Stress Testing Portfolio’s
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    We have only a few types of mortgages where we do not offer advice

    • Auction Property
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    • Guarantor Mortgages
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    Chris Morgan is the Lead Financial Adviser at Unusual Mortgages with over 30 years experience in Banking, Financial, Insurance and Mortgage Industries. He has worked for three major banks in his career – Lloyds, HSBC and Barclays.

    He is the former resident financial adviser for Barclays Regent Street, Liberty’s and Mayfair group of branches and been an Independent Financial Adviser since March 1999, when he created his own advisory practice Compass in Soho London. He has also been the Lead Financial Adviser at Unusual Risks and Unusual Mortgages, since 2009.

    He is a former Financial Adviser of the Year, Barclays Young Business Person of the Year and finalist in the FT Adviser Mortgage Adviser of the Year contest.

    He has also won a host of other community and industry awards for his consumer facing work within the finance industry.

    Chris has recently been shortlisted at The European Diversity Awards for Barclays Campaigner of Year. This is for his work as a Diversity Leader within the UK Financial Services Industry.

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