Freephone 0800 802 1051

Scottish Widows


Scottish Widows is a household brand that are recognised as one of the strongest life and pensions companies in the UK. Originally started in 1815 as a mutual, it now looks after 6 million UK customers helping them plan their future finances under the Lloyds Banking Group umbrella.

In 1995 Scottish Widows Bank was launched. It offered customers a range of mortgage products which included a period in the early 2000’s of providing lifetime mortgage products.

In addition, Scottish Widows took over the running of the popular Halifax Retirement Home Plan, which was withdrawn by Halifax in August 2011 – a precursor to today’s RIO mortgage.

Scottish Widows re-entered the equity release market in 2020 and only use a select number of brokers of which Equity Release Supermarket is proud to be one.

The product range includes both drawdown and lump sum lifetime mortgages all of which come with fixed early repayment charges over the first 10 years.

Plans are available between the ages 55 to 85 with a fixed interest rate for life. A free valuation and £600 cashback assists with your set-up costs.

The Scottish Widows equity release calculator will advise the maximum amount of borrowing that’s available between these ages.

Remember, your local independent adviser is always on hand if you have any questions about this Scottish Widows lifetime mortgage.

Do the high street banks offer lifetime mortgages?

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

Call us anytime

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.

It costs nothing to give us a call and the first and only person you’ll speak to is your local adviser. That’s because we don’t have call centres. Just highly qualified and experienced advisers ready to help you.