"Customers who need to top-up their monthly retirement income to pay domiciliary care fees or to supplement pension income can now do so"
Just Group has launched a lifetime mortgage product that enables Saga customers to receive a monthly payment.
The new solution combines an initial lump sum payment with ongoing monthly payments - all tax-free - and is exclusively available through the Saga Equity Release Advice Service, provided by HUB Financial Solutions Limited.
To be eligible for the Saga Regular Drawdown Lifetime Mortgage, customers must be aged 60-80 with a UK property worth at least £150,000.
Paul Turner, managing director of retirement lending, international and business development at Just Group, said: “This product is completely unique in the market and satisfies a customer need that existing lifetime mortgages do not cater for. Customers who need to top-up their monthly retirement income to pay domiciliary care fees or to supplement pension income can now do so by accessing some of the value stored in their property.
“People in the UK aged over 55 have housing equity worth in excess of £2.5 trillion, yet many people in later life do not have sufficient income to pay their essential expenditure. This is a solution to help those who are asset rich and income poor. We are delighted to have worked in partnership with Saga to bring this new product to market.”
Alex Edmans, head of product at Saga, added: "We are always talking with our members to understand what they need and how we might be able to help them more. It was clear from what our members told us that there is an appetite for an equity release product like this. We're really pleased to be able to offer our customers this unique product thanks to the creativity and innovation of Just Group."