Legal and General Home Finance entered the equity release marketplace in early 2015 by acquiring existing lifetime mortgage company New Life Mortgages. This enabled them a quicker root to market with immediate permissions, whilst at the same time obtaining PRA & FCA regulatory approval.
Legal & General started life with a range of flexible drawdown lifetime mortgage plans and high maximum lump sum plans, all with the control-ability measure of the 10% partial repayment function. More recently they have introduced income plans along with optional payment schemes - effectively interest only lifetime mortgages. L&G are looking to fulfill the increasing demands of retirement living and develop plans to meet the expanding post retirement lending marketplace.