Hinckley and Rugby BS launches RIO through L&G

Michael Lloyd

May 1, 2019

Hinckley & Rugby Building Society has launched a Retirement Interest-Only (RIO) mortgage exclusively through Legal & General Mortgage Club.

Legal & General Mortgage Club members can now access the lifetime discount product for their clients which is 2.55% off the Society’s SVR. The current charging rate is 3.59%. It’s available at up to 60% loan-to-value with a maximum loan of £500,000. Capital raising is accepted.

Carolyn Thornley-Yates, Hinckley & Rugby head of sales and marketing, said: “Working with Legal & General Mortgage Club, we’ve designed this RIO mortgage to work for people already in retirement or working into it.

“As it is a lifetime discount they can plan for the long term and, thanks to no ERCs, also be able to adapt should their circumstances change.

“We’ll take a broad look at all the income the applicants have and any unusual cases will get a fair hearing at the daily meetings of our Mortgage Referral Committee of senior decision makers and underwriters.

“We look forward to helping Legal & General Mortgage Club members with their applications.”

Danny Belton, head of lender relationships at Legal & General Mortgage Club, added: “We’re delighted to be working with and supporting Hinckley & Rugby Building Society on this exclusive offering for our members.

“The retirement interest-only mortgage is a key growth area for the market and is providing increasing opportunities for brokers and customers alike.

“With more products available, brokers have more choice to help them meet the needs of their older clients, ensuring they find a product that best suits their retirement plans.”

If their circumstances do change, they will not have to pay any ERCs to exit the product. The mortgage is also available with an offset savings facility.

Applicants must be at least 55 years old but there is no maximum age. Valuation is free on properties worth up to £1m.

All sustainable sources of income into retirement will be considered and the loan will be repaid from the sale proceeds of the property after a specified life event such as death or moving into long-term care. There is an application fee of £199 and the £800 completion fee can be added to the loan.

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