Openwork launches lifetime mortgage proposition

Michael Lloyd

January 22, 2019

Financial advice network Openwork has launched a lifetime mortgage proposition in an exclusive partnership with lender Canada Life.

Openwork is licensing adviser firms to pilot the monthly income drawdown lifetime mortgage which was developed following client and adviser research. Openwork has also joined the Equity Release Council.

John Cupis, mortgage director at Openwork, said: “We believe there is significant client demand for our new proposition.

“Clients seeking income in retirement are often faced with multiple options and therefore require clear guidance and advice about accessing income from housing equity as well as their pensions and investments.

“True holistic advice is the key to helping clients find their way through the maze of options at retirement. We expect product innovation to continue in this space as lenders seize the opportunity to develop pre, during and post-retirement products for an increasingly diverse range of situations.

“Property wealth has a major role to play in helping clients make the best use of their assets and we are delighted to be working with Canada Life.”

Tom Evans, managing director, Canada Life Home Finance, added: “We are delighted to be working with Openwork on this innovative new product development.  We believe their forward thinking approach to holistic advice will open more opportunities for clients to access income from property.

“Our focus on providing excellent customer outcomes means our products meet genuine customer needs.  We have been impressed by Openwork’s focus on the end customer and are excited to be working with them.”

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