Bath Building Society is one of the smaller building societies, with headquarters in Bath.
Founded in 1904 as a Friendly Society, the Society now focuses on savings and mortgages. The mortgage business specialises in offering niche residential mortgage products to meet the individual demands of customers – such as retirement interest-only (RIO) mortgages.
Bath Building Society offer a discounted rate RIO with a lifetime term.
To be eligible you must be at least 65 and a homeowner and the loan can be used to buy a new home or remortgage your existing scheme.
Bath will lend up to 50% of the value of the property (the LTV) and the minimum loan is £50,000 with a maximum of £500,000.
Your household income must also be a minimum of £20,000 and Bath use an income multiplier to determine how much they will actually lend you.
As with the majority of RIO lenders, Bath assess joint applicants individually, to ensure that if only of the applicants remains, they are able to continue to meet their monthly mortgage repayments.
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The ‘big 6’ high street banks - that is Halifax, Barclays, Lloyds, HSBC, Santander and Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) don’t currently offer lifetime mortgages or other equity release plans themselves.
Recently, Nationwide entered the lifetime mortgage market but instead of offering its own range of plans, it refers its members to Pure Retirement
We understand that with different options to choose from, it can be difficult to find the right lifetime
mortgage plan provider for you. That’s why our team of expert and impartial advisers are on hand to answer
all your questions and find the right solution for you.
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