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Hanley Building Society RIO Mortgage Details (LPA)

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RIO - Lifetime Discount (LPA)

  • Type Discounted
  • Rate 4.54%
  • APRC 4.60%
  • No Early Repayment charges
  • Interest-Only Mortgage
  • LPA Requirement*
  • Maximum LTV - 50%


The Hanley Economic Building Society is an independent mutual building society that was founded in 1854 as The Staffordshire Potteries Economic Permanent Benefit Building Society. The Hanley's belief in customer choice is at the heart of their business, which can be demonstrated by their range of mortgage and savings products.

The Society seeks to provide both competitive mortgages, savings and investment products and The Hanley Economic has become a trusted source of reliable advice within the local community. The Hanley Economic provide a range of mortgage products, which include specialist Retirement Mortgages. The society do not consider lending to retirees an issue if they are in receipt of verifiable income, allowing homeowners over the age of 55 access to Retirement Interest Only Mortgages (RIO’s) secured on their property.


The Hanley Economic Retirement Interest Only Mortgage (RIO) is designed specifically for homeowners who must be already retired, but consideration will be given to applicants that are still working.

Hanley's RIO mortgage starts with a minimum age of 55 and offers homeowners access to the equity in their property to enable them enhance their lifestyle in retirement. Their RIO mortgage is available on both a single and joint life basis.

The Hanley have a sensible approach to lending in retirement whereby on joint applications they will assess each applicant individually in order they could sustain the mortgage solely throughout the term, should their partner pre-decease them.

This RIO mortgage could be used for homeowners who are looking to either release some equity for their retirement planning, or if they simply wish to move home.

The Hanley Economic Retirement Interest Only Mortgage is available on both a single and joint life basis with a minimum age of the youngest homeowner being 55 and there is no maximum age limit.

The minimum loan on this RIO mortgage is just £10,000 with a maximum of loan upto £750,000. For mortgage applications above £750,000 please call the Equity Release Supermarket team on Freephone - 0800 088 5898 to check qualification and request your bespoke quotation.

There is no specific minimum acceptable level of income and the Society uses income and expenditure analysis instead of income multiples to assess affordability. The Hanley will NOT consider earned income towards the maximum loan calculation.

Hanley Economic's minimum property valuation on their retirement mortgage is £50,000, but the minimum rises to £125,000 for properties within the M25 corridor. There is no minimum equity remaining requirement. Additionally, the property must be the homeowner's main residence and be located within England and Wales.

Adverse credit such as arrears, defaults and CCJ’s can be acceptable, dependent upon the amount, longevity and level of credit registered. Please contact the Equity Release Supermarket team on 0800 088 5898 to check for eligibility.


RIO Mortgages provide an initial tax-free lump sum cash release for immediate use, with the ability to make monthly repayments of only interest to the Hanley Economic.

There is a maximum term of 55 years - however this RIO mortgage will run for the duration of the last surviving homeowner. There is no need for any repayment strategy such as endowment, investment or repayment basis.

For joint mortgages, the property must be held as Joint Tenants. Tenancy In Common arrangements are not acceptable.

If necessary, the amount borrowed can be paid back from the sale of the property when the borrower dies or moves into alternative accommodation such as long term care. During the term of the mortgage you are responsible for meeting the monthly payments which can be interest only.

The maximum loan-to-value (LTV) on this interest-only mortgage is 50% of the property valuation, subject to qualification of income to support this figure.

Unlike equity release schemes, there are no protections in place with this mortgage product if the borrower has difficulty making payments. This is a residential mortgage which means that there are no safeguards if something unexpected takes place, preventing the homeowner from being able to make payments. So, to make use of this product, homeowners must be confident that their income will stay sufficient & constant enough to meet their payment obligations.

The homeowner must make all monthly interest payments as they fall due, until the RIO mortgage finishes. This means that the homeowner could put their home at risk if they do not keep up with payments.

If a single applicant passes away before the end of the term, the mortgage will still have to be repaid, usually by sale of the property. On joint applications, the mortgage will continue in the name of the survivor.

The Hanley Economic Building Society aren't members of the Equity Release Council and consequently their plans don’t have the code of conduct applicable like other equity release schemes such as the no negative equity guarantee.

There are no early repayment charges under Hanley Economic's Retirement Interest-Only mortgages, meaning you can repay the mortgage at any time without penalty.


This Hanley Economic Retirement Mortgage enables any homeowner to spend their tax-free cash as they wish, but unlike roll-up equity release schemes also have the ability to make monthly interest-only repayments to control the future balance as they think fit.

The society will accept applications which are based on retirees house purchasing, remortgage business and on unencumbered properties.

Additional borrowing may be available with the Hanley Economic RIO Mortgage, but availability and approval is not guaranteed. The amount available is directly related to the homeowner’s ability to afford the higher loan amount and will therefore go through the same affordability verification process.

The mortgage is portable and can be transferred to a new property.

The Hanley Economic RIO mortgage usually offers discounted rates within its product range. However they are subject to change, hence contact the Equity Release Supermarket team on Freephone - 0800 088 5898 for all the latest interest rates on offer.

To obtain further information, or to request a quotation on the societies RIO mortgage, please contact the Equity Release Supermarket team on 0800 088 5898 today.

Applicants who have a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) in place can be eligible for a lower interest rate. Should the LPA be registered after the mortgage is taken out, Hanley Economic will apply the quoted rate on receipt of proof of the LPA registration.


This Retirement Interest Only Mortgage is ideal for the homeowner who wants to only make monthly interest payments over their lifetime and happy to provide proof of affordability. With this product, the homeowner is able to simply make interest only payments for the rest of their life with no maximum term as the mortgage does not need to be repaid until death, or you move into care and the property is sold.

RIO mortgages will ensure the balance will always remaining the same as it started, assuming repayments are maintained. This strategy is ideal for those looking to protect and maximise their inheritance, or looking to retain as much capital as possible for taking equity release at a later date.

This product is ideally suited for those looking for an interest-only mortgage and do not want to downsize, but remain in their home.

RIO’s can prove useful for homeowners who aren’t quite ready for equity release, and would prefer to take themselves to a point in the future when they feel they are a better age, or wish to stop making repayments. They are also ideal for those looking for an interest-only mortgage and do not want to downsize, but remain in their residence.

Alternatively, where homeowners can’t get a mainstream mortgage, or even where an interest-only mortgage needs repayment, the Hanley Economic RIO mortgage can provide an excellent solution.

Another concept for these RIO mortgages is that Hanley Economic are effectively offering an interest-only bridge facility into retirement. Maybe this is to a certain point where a repayment vehicle becomes available, such as a tax-free lump sum from their pension, or drawdown by crystallization of pension funds.

*the rate quoted above is a 2.54% discounted rate for the term of the mortgage with an requirement for a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) being in place.
**with no LPA in place the corresponding rate would be 5.04% where Hanley offer 1,95% discount off the Standard Variable Rate for term.

To obtain further information, or to request a quotation on the Hanley Economic Building Society Retirement Interest Only Mortgage, please contact the Equity Release Supermarket team on Freephone - 0800 088 5898.

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