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Premier Optional Payment Black

  • Type Fixed
  • Rate 2.88%
  • APR 2.90%
Incentives:
  • Cashback
  • Free Valuation
  • Free Application
  • Legal Fees Contribution
Offers:
  • Minimum Loan Size £100,000
  • Interest-Only Monthly Payments
  • 10%pa Optional Partial Repayments
  • Inheritance Protection Guarantee
  • 3-Year No Early Repayment Charge*
  • Exclusive Free Legal Service**

Background

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 route 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.

Eligibility

The Legal & General Premier Optional Payment Black Lifetime Mortgage (OPLM) is specifically designed for those looking to control their future balance by making monthly repayments of interest over a specific timescale; be it a fixed term, or over their lifetime.

The L&G OPLM Black has the lowest rate of their interest-only mortgage range and offers the discipline of fixed interest monthly repayments. The Premier Black Plan offers a lower cash release than its Pink OPLM counterpart, but accordingly the Premier Black Plan offers the lowest interest rate. The resultant effect of the Premier Black OPLM plan's lower interest rate is that it therefore has the lowest comparable monthly mortgage payment.

The Legal & General Premier Optional Payment Black Lifetime Mortgage is specifically aimed at the larger loan sector of the equity release loan market, as the main feature of this bespoke scheme is a minimum release loan size of £100,000.

There is no minimum property valuation allocated to this Premier Optional Payment Black Lifetime Mortgage, as long as the loan-to-value ensures a minimum loan of £100,000 is reached. However, a maximum property valuation of £4m usually applies. Contact the Equity Release Supermarket team on 0800 802 1051 if your figure is higher.

The location of the property, which must be a main residence, needs to reside in England, Wales or mainland Scotland. For flats and maisonettes, Legal and General will only make their calculations based on 85% of their current market valuation. Additionally, should the property be leasehold, then the minimum number of years remaining must be at least 185 years.

The L&G Premier Optional Payment Black Lifetime Mortgage is available on both a single and joint life basis. The minimum age of the youngest homeowner starts from age 55, with a typical maximum age of 90. In certain circumstances an age of 90+ can be acceptable – please contact the team if this applies.

The minimum loan for this plan is £100,000 with a maximum release of £2m. For loans greater than £2m, bespoke quotations are available via Equity Release Supermarket. Please call 0800 802 1051 for a personalised Key Facts Illustration.

Features

Legal and General’s Premier OPLM Black Plan is effectively an interest-only lifetime mortgage scheme that provides an initial tax-free lump sum cash release for immediate use, with any remaining unused cash being retained in an uncapped cash reserve facility. This is ideal for those looking to control the balance by making monthly repayments, whilst at the same time obtaining the lowest interest-only rate possible, plus access to future funds if needed in the future.

The Premier Optional Payment Black Plan also operates with a drawdown facility. Drawdown is available should the maximum release not be taken from the outset. Thus any unused cash is retained in an uncapped cash reserve facility. This is ideal for those looking for access cash in the future, yet still being able to make monthly payments. The minimum withdrawal from the cash reserve facility is just £2,000 with no admin charges. Any further cash drawdowns would be at the interest rate applicable at the time of withdrawal.

A generous free unlimited valuation is offered along with a fixed equity release lifetime interest rate on each tranche of money withdrawn; either initially or upon each drawdown.

As Legal & General are members of the Equity Release Council all their plans come with a no negative equity guarantee. Therefore, upon eventual sale of the property, any beneficiaries cannot be left with a debt, over & above the property value to the equity release provider.

For joint applicants there is an added protection feature for the last survivor of the plan. Should one homeowner die or move into care, the surviving partner has the option to be able to repay this lifetime mortgage within 3 years of either event with NO penalty.

Options

This Legal and General Optional Payment Black Lifetime Mortgage enables homeowners to spend their tax-free cash as they wish, and allows choice over whether to pay some, or all of the monthly interest back to L&G by direct debit.

These monthly repayments can be anywhere between a minimum of £25pm, upto 100% of the interest charged each monthly by the lender. This helps manage control the future balance of the lifetime mortgage UK scheme. By choosing to pay 100% of the interest charged will help maintain a level balance, whilst opting to pay off a reduced amount will slow down any roll-up of interest. The added benefit of the Flexible OPLM Black plan is that NO proof of income, or affordability checks are required.

Monthly payments can be stopped at any time, should personal circumstances dictate. In such situations, the plan will then revert to a roll-up scheme with interest compounding each year thereafter. However, even when monthly payments cease, the L&G Optional Partial Repayment feature becomes available, allowing upto 10% of the original amount borrowed to be repaid each year with no penalty. L&G allow four repayments to be made in any 12 month period with a minimum of £500 each time. These payments do not restrict any access to a drawdown facility that may exist.

An option with the OPLM Black Lifetime Mortgage Plan is the opportunity to take a 2% cashback based on the amount taken. This does have the effect of increasing the equity release interest rate by 0.2%.

A further option for inclusion is the Inheritance Protection feature, whereby a homeowner can secure a fixed percentage of the final sale value of the property. This is important for those who wish to guarantee a percentage of the house value from their inheritance.

The plan is ideally suited to residential interest-only mortgagors with no repayment strategy and require funds for settlement of the loan, or homeowners who wish to release equity, but concerned over the interest rolling-up over their lifetime.

*The 3-year no early repayment charge applies to joint life plans where the loan is repaid within 3 years of death or long-term care of a partner
**An exclusive free legal service is provided for standard lifetime mortgage applications - contact for more information
***Rate shown includes the standard application fee & no cashback

To obtain further information or to request a quotation on the Legal and General Premier Optional Payment Black Lifetime Mortgage plan, please contact the Equity Release Supermarket team on Freephone 0800 802 1051 today.

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