Openwork expands equity release options

Ryan Fowler

September 3, 2019

Openwork has expanded its equity release proposition and will now be working with a panel of six lenders to offer a range of lump sum and drawdown lifetime mortgages.

The panel providers are Aviva, Canada Life, Hodge, Legal & General, LV= and more2life.

John Cupis, Mortgage Director at Openwork, said: “Advice is critical in the lifetime mortgage market to help consumers make the best of their retirement planning options.

“Openwork is ideally positioned to support clients in achieving their objectives in retirement.

“The future for lifetime mortgage advice will include all events surrounding the lives of clients, who may also have other income or significant pensions that should be considered to ensure the best outcomes.

“Expanding our equity release proposition means advisers can offer their clients truly holistic advice over the long-term alongside support with affordability-based mortgages as well as pensions and investments. Harnessing the power of the Openwork network, clients will benefit from the right advice from advisers qualified to provide that support.”

Lifetime mortgages are gradually being introduced on a pilot basis ahead of an expected full launch to all qualified advisers early next year.

This builds on the successful test of Openwork’s innovative monthly income drawdown Lifetime Mortgage, launched in partnership with Canada Life in January.

Openwork Limited has over 3,900 financial advisers operating across the UK. It operates as a directly authorised, multi-panel distribution network.


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