What is Your Remaining Equity? Try this Calculator
How to use the equity remaining equity release calculator
For many of our customers, particularly those with children, it’s important for them to understand how much money they’ll leave for their loved ones, once their lifetime mortgage is repaid.
While equity release will certainly impact on your inheritance and the value of your estate, there are ways to minimise this with certain types of later life plans.
It’s also important to consider the impact of house prices. The greater the value of your home when your plan is repaid (either when the last homeowner dies or moves into long-term care), the larger your inheritance will be.
While house prices may go up and down, recent history shows us that over the longer term they have mainly increased. According to the Nationwide House Price Index, the average house price has increased by 444% over the last 30 years*.
The government’s website (using Land Registry data) has a useful property price trend tool that allows you to track the rise in house prices over time.
How much inheritance could I leave?
To give you an idea of how much inheritance you will leave when your equity release plan is repaid, we’ve developed this ‘equity remaining’ calculator. It's based on a roll-up lifetime mortgage where no repayments are made, so the interest compounds annually.
It’s simple to use and you can change the results dependent upon personal factors – such as how much you wish to borrow, the interest rate on your plan and how much you think your house will go up in value each year as a percentage (also known as the House Price Index or HPI). Your results are shown instantly within an easy-to-read format.
The Equity Remaining results shown in the calculation are only for illustrative purposes and cannot be guaranteed. This is because house price increases are subject to change and can depend on your location and the amount of capital you need to fulfil your personal circumstances. To understand the features, benefits and risks of a lifetime mortgage, please contact us and ask for your own individual, personalised illustration.
* Nationwide House Price Index. All UK house price as Q4 1992 - £50,168. Q3 2022 - £273,1358.