Air Mortgage Club adds Mansfield to retirement lending panel

Michael Lloyd

August 28, 2019

Air Mortgage Club has added Mansfield Building Society to its retirement lending panel.

Members of the Air Mortgage Club will now be able to access Mansfield’s range of mortgage products for later life customers, including its retirement interest-only (RIO) products.

Gary Little, commercial director at Air Group, said: “Our aim at the Air Mortgage Club is to offer member firms as wide a range of lender and product options for their later life clients as possible.

“We are therefore very pleased to bring the Mansfield Building Society onto our lender panel because not only does it offer a number of residential products to older borrowers but it has two RIO products which come with its unique drawdown facility, allowing clients to take equity later should they need to.

“We also fully endorse the Mansfield’s position to only offer its RIO products via those advisers who hold an equity release qualification, as this ensures clients are securing whole of later life lending market advice.

“With more and more clients requiring a range of lending options up to, and into, retirement, the addition of Mansfield is a real boost to our offering and we are looking forward to developing the relationship between our members and this progressive lender.”

Paul Lewis, national development manager at Mansfield Building Society, added: “We’re absolutely delighted to become a panel lender for Air Mortgage Club. As the largest club operating in the later life lending sector, I’m sure we can offer real value to their brokers.

“It’s really important that borrowers looking for options in retirement are able to access a range of versatile and straightforward lending options, and that’s just what we’ll be helping to provide.

“We’re looking forward to working with the club’s brokers to find solutions for their clients; our individual approach and product features such as property downsizing or our RIO drawdown facility, will be a real boost for them.”

The Mansfield has two RIOs – a 5-year discounted rate, currently at 2.99% variable pay rate with no early repayment charge, and a 3-year fixed rate currently at 3.35% pay rate with a 3% early repayment charge.

Both products come with a £199 application fee and a £800 completion fee.

Both RIO mortgage products are available to borrowers over-55 years of age with a maximum loan-to-value (LTV) of 40% for those younger than 65.

With its RIO mortgages, the Mansfield allows borrowers over-65 to access the equity in their homes up to a maximum of 55% LTV.

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