Hodge Lifetime was original formed in 1965 as Home Reversions Ltd and was a founder member of the trade body – SHIP (Safe Home Income Plans) in 1991, whom itself was recently rebranded as the Equity Release Council. Hodge Lifetime are a subsidiary of Julian Hodge Bank and have now been providing equity release schemes longer than any other equity release UK company.
Specialising in the post retirement marketplace, Hodge Lifetime offer a range of products from annuities to equity release schemes. Their equity release mortgages were the first to incorporate a flexible 10%pa repayment strategy, of which other lenders have since mirrored. This allows total control of the future balance as necessitated by the homeowner. With additional unique product features, Hodge Lifetime are a leading innovator in this expanding industry.
The Hodge Lifetime Lump Sum Mortgage Plan is a single one-off lump sum equity release scheme which is ideal for homeowners looking for a large slice of capital, but at the same time an eye on possible changes in their residential status.
Hodge’s minimum acceptable property valuation on their Lump Sum Lifetime Mortgage is £100,000 with a maximum value of £1 million. Please contact us directly on properties valued over £1 million as cases can be individually underwritten, with bespoke quotes via Equity Release Supermarket – 0800 678 5955
The homeowners property must be their main residence and needs to be located within England, Wales and mainland Scotland.
Hodge Lifetime’s Lump Sum Lifetime Mortgage is available on both a single and joint life basis with a minimum age of youngest homeowner being 60 and a maximum age at entry of 85.
The minimum release Hodge will accept on their Lump Sum application is £20,000 with a maximum equity release lending amount of £500,000. Please call 0800 678 5955
for your personalised Hodge Lifetime Key Facts Illustration.
The Hodge Lump Sum Lifetime Mortgage is effectively a one-off equity release plan which provides the homeowner with tax-free cash lump sum which can be spent on anything they desire. The key to this plan which sets it apart from other lump sum plans are the options which are designed to be adaptable to the homeowners situation which allow control over the future balance and flexibility should their circumstances change.
This Lump Sum Lifetime Mortgage plan comes with the benefit of a FREE valuation upto £350,000, thus reducing set-up costs. This lump sum tranche of money receives a fixed lifetime equity release interest rate which has the benefit of the homeowner knowing the exact future balance.
Hodge Lifetime are members of the Equity Release Council and consequently their plans come with a no-negative equity guarantee. The protection this affords is that upon death and sale of the property, any beneficiaries cannot be left with any personal debt owing to the equity release provider.
There is no regular payment commitment imposed by Hodge, thus the interest if required can be left to roll-up. However, there is a 10%pa flexible repayment option which does allow homeowners to make repayments to Hodge Lifetime and help control their balance.
A unique feature of this Hodge Lifetime equity release plan is the Downsizing Protection feature which allows the homeowner to downsize or sell-up after 5 years and incur NO early repayment charges. If downsizing within 5 years from inception of the plan, then a 5,4,3,2,1% penalty applies to the amount repaid.
The Hodge Lifetime Lump Sum mortgage facilitates homeowners to spend their tax-free cash as they wish, with no need in having to make any repayments. However, one of the features of the Hodge Lifetime plan is the Flexible Repayment Option. This enables the homeowner to control their future balance by making repayments of upto 10% of the original amount borrowed each year, with NO penalty.
Therefore, should a level balance be required, then the homeowner can elect to make repayments of interest only back to Hodge Lifetime after 12 months term has elapsed. The Hodge Lifetime UK scheme can be used for capital & repayment purposes as if the full 10% allowance is used every year, then the balance would be reduced significantly; ideal if wanting to protect any inheritance. These payments are purely voluntary and the choice of the homeowner.
The Hodge Lifetime Downsizing Protection Option can be exercised from inception should the homeowner wish to sell & downsize home. If this occurs after 5 years then NO early repayment charge is levied by Hodge.
To obtain further information or to request a quotation on the Hodge Lifetime Lump Sum Repayment Plan, please contact the Equity Release Supermarket team on 0800 678 5955