Canada Life launches lifetime mortgage product

Michael Lloyd

May 7, 2019

Canada Life Home Finance has launched capital select platinum plus, offering homeowners aged 60+ the chance to tap into more of their property’s wealth.

This is the latest in Canada Life’s capital select options range. Platinum plus offers a 6% higher loan-to-value (LTV) rate than the existing platinum product, starting at 34% for those aged 60. The higher LTV rate means a customer with a £500,000 property could unlock up to an extra £30,000 from their home.

Alice Watson (pictured), head of marketing and communications at Canada Life Home Finance, said: We’re committed to offering customers more flexibility in the home finance market.

“Our popular capital select options range offers homeowners the chance to tap into their property value, while retaining the flexibility to pay back some of the loan without incurring early repayment charges if they wish to reduce the impact of interest roll-up.

“The addition of the platinum plus product to our capital select options range gives homeowners aged 60 and over the freedom to enjoy more of the wealth built up in their property.

“With a higher LTV than our other products, platinum plus allows homeowners to draw on more of their wealth – whether that goes towards topping up their retirement income, or helping them to clear an outstanding interest-only mortgage.”

Canada Life’s capital select options range allows customers to borrow up to £1m against their property, and make payments from as little as £50 to a maximum of 10% of the initial loan amount each year without incurring an early repayment charge (ERC).

Payments can be made as frequently as customers wish, offering additional flexibility and peace of mind.

The capital select platinum plus product, which is an interest roll-up lifetime mortgage, has a monthly interest rate (MER) of 6.46% and an annualised interest rate (AER) of 6.65% and no completion fee.

All Canada Life lifetime mortgage products come with an optional inheritance guarantee and have a no negative equity guarantee. There is no penalty in the event that the offered facilities to pay down loans are not used.

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