Mortgages For Over 50’s

If you are over the age of 50 and require a mortgage or wish to remortgage your current home then we can help. Our mortgage experts have access to the whole market place which means we have access to every mortgage deal in the land. We can quickly search and compare all the mortgages to find you the perfect deal.

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Direct 2 Year Discount £995 Fee Product Transfer

Initial Rate
1.23%

Mortgage Type
Discount

Duration
Jun-2019

Monthly Payment
£464.83

APR
4.2%

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Intermediary 2 Year Fixed £1499 Fee

Initial Rate
1.23%

Mortgage Type
Fixed

Duration
Apr-2019

Monthly Payment
£466.78

APR
4.1%

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Direct 2 Year Discount £995 Fee

Initial Rate
1.23%

Mortgage Type
Discount

Duration
Apr-2019

Monthly Payment
£464.83

APR
4.3%

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2 Year Fixed £999 Fee Existing Borrowers

Initial Rate
1.24%

Mortgage Type
Fixed

Duration
2 years

Monthly Payment
£465.48

APR
3.4%

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Direct 2 Year Fixed £999 Fee Standard

Initial Rate
1.24%

Mortgage Type
Fixed

Duration
Jun-2019

Monthly Payment
£465.02

APR
3.4%

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2 Year Tracker £999 Fee Existing Borrowers

Initial Rate
1.24%

Mortgage Type
Tracker

Duration
2 years

Monthly Payment
£465.48

APR
3.4%

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Direct 2 Year Fixed £749 Fee C/A Premier/Advance Standard

Initial Rate
1.24%

Mortgage Type
Fixed

Duration
Jun-2019

Monthly Payment
£464.05

APR
3.4%

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Direct 2 Year Fixed £1495 Fee

Initial Rate
1.26%

Mortgage Type
Fixed

Duration
Apr-2019

Monthly Payment
£468.43

APR
4.3%

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Direct 2 Year Fixed £1695 Fee

Initial Rate
1.27%

Mortgage Type
Fixed

Duration
Apr-2019

Monthly Payment
£469.77

APR
4.3%

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Direct 2 Year Fixed £995 Fee Purchase

Initial Rate
1.28%

Mortgage Type
Fixed

Duration
Apr-2019

Monthly Payment
£467.60

APR
3.5%

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Intermediary 2 Year Tracker £995 Fee Purchase

Initial Rate
1.29%

Mortgage Type
Tracker

Duration
Apr-2019

Monthly Payment
£468.29

APR
3.5%

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Direct 2 Year Tracker £995 Fee Purchase

Initial Rate
1.29%

Mortgage Type
Tracker

Duration
Apr-2019

Monthly Payment
£464.41

APR
3.5%

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Direct 2 Year Fixed £1499 Fee Existing Borrower

Initial Rate
1.29%

Mortgage Type
Fixed

Duration
Apr-2019

Monthly Payment
£470.12

APR
4.3%

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2 Year Discount £999 Fee

Initial Rate
1.3%

Mortgage Type
Discount

Duration
2 years

Monthly Payment
£468.80

APR
4.9%

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2 Year Discount £999 Fee (Scottish)

Initial Rate
1.3%

Mortgage Type
Discount

Duration
2 years

Monthly Payment
£468.80

APR
4.9%

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Direct / Semi Exclusive 2 Year Fixed £800 Fee

Initial Rate
1.31%

Mortgage Type
Fixed

Duration
Apr-2019

Monthly Payment
£468.50

APR
5.2%

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Direct 2 Year Fixed £1495 Fee

Initial Rate
1.32%

Mortgage Type
Fixed

Duration
Apr-2019

Monthly Payment
£471.90

APR
3.9%

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Direct 2 Year Fixed £995 Fee Existing Borrower

Initial Rate
1.33%

Mortgage Type
Fixed

Duration
Mar-2019

Monthly Payment
£470.38

APR
3.8%

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Intermediary 2 Year Fixed £499 Fee Product Transfer <£500k

Initial Rate
1.34%

Mortgage Type
Fixed

Duration
Apr-2019

Monthly Payment
£468.99

APR
4.2%

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Direct 2 Year Fixed £1499 Fee

Initial Rate
1.34%

Mortgage Type
Fixed

Duration
Apr-2019

Monthly Payment
£472.32

APR
4%

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2 Year Fixed £999 Fee

Initial Rate
1.34%

Mortgage Type
Fixed

Duration
2 years

Monthly Payment
£471.03

APR
3.4%

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Intermediary 2 Year Tracker £999 Fee

Initial Rate
1.34%

Mortgage Type
Tracker

Duration
2 years

Monthly Payment
£470.95

APR
4.1%

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2 Year Tracker £999 Fee

Initial Rate
1.34%

Mortgage Type
Tracker

Duration
2 years

Monthly Payment
£471.03

APR
3.4%

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Intermediary 2 Year Fixed £999 Fee <£500k

Initial Rate
1.34%

Mortgage Type
Fixed

Duration
Apr-2019

Monthly Payment
£470.95

APR
4.2%

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Direct 2 Year Fixed £1450 Fee

Initial Rate
1.34%

Mortgage Type
Fixed

Duration
2 years

Monthly Payment
£467.03

APR
3.4%

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FTB 2 Year Tracker £999 Fee

Initial Rate
1.34%

Mortgage Type
Tracker

Duration
2 years

Monthly Payment
£471.03

APR
3.4%

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Direct 2 Year Fixed £999 Fee Existing Borrower C/A

Initial Rate
1.34%

Mortgage Type
Fixed

Duration
2 years

Monthly Payment
£471.03

APR
3.4%

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Direct 2 Year Tracker £999 Fee Existing Borrowers C/A

Initial Rate
1.34%

Mortgage Type
Tracker

Duration
2 years

Monthly Payment
£471.03

APR
3.4%

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Direct 2 Year Fixed £999 Fee Switcher

Initial Rate
1.34%

Mortgage Type
Fixed

Duration
2 years

Monthly Payment
£471.03

APR
3.3%

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Direct 2 Year Tracker £999 Fee Switcher

Initial Rate
1.34%

Mortgage Type
Tracker

Duration
2 years

Monthly Payment
£471.03

APR
3.3%

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2 Year Fixed £999 Fee

Initial Rate
1.34%

Mortgage Type
Fixed

Duration
May-2019

Monthly Payment
£470.95

APR
4%

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2 Year Fixed £999 Fee (Scottish)

Initial Rate
1.34%

Mortgage Type
Fixed

Duration
May-2019

Monthly Payment
£470.95

APR
4%

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FTB 2 Year Fixed £999 Fee

Initial Rate
1.34%

Mortgage Type
Fixed

Duration
2 years

Monthly Payment
£471.03

APR
3.5%

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2 Year Fixed £1395 Fee

Initial Rate
1.35%

Mortgage Type
Fixed

Duration
Apr-2019

Monthly Payment
£473.14

APR
4.8%

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Intermediary 2 Year Fixed £995 Fee

Initial Rate
1.37%

Mortgage Type
Fixed

Duration
Apr-2019

Monthly Payment
£472.61

APR
4.8%

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Intermediary 2 Year Fixed £999 Fee

Initial Rate
1.38%

Mortgage Type
Fixed

Duration
Apr-2019

Monthly Payment
£473.18

APR
4.1%

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Intermediary 2 Year Fixed £995 Fee Purchase

Initial Rate
1.39%

Mortgage Type
Fixed

Duration
Apr-2019

Monthly Payment
£473.86

APR
3.5%

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Intermediary 2 Year Fixed £499 Fee Product Transfer <£500k

Initial Rate
1.39%

Mortgage Type
Fixed

Duration
Apr-2019

Monthly Payment
£471.77

APR
4.2%

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Direct / Semi Exclusive 2 Year Discount £1000 Fee

Initial Rate
1.39%

Mortgage Type
Discount

Duration
2 years

Monthly Payment
£472.76

APR
4.6%

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Direct / Semi Exclusive 2 Year Fixed £1250 Fee

Initial Rate
1.39%

Mortgage Type
Fixed

Duration
Feb-2019

Monthly Payment
£473.75

APR
4.6%

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Intermediary 2 Year Fixed £999 Fee Purchase

Initial Rate
1.39%

Mortgage Type
Fixed

Duration
Mar-2019

Monthly Payment
£473.74

APR
3.5%

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Flexx For Term £999 Fee

Initial Rate
1.39%

Mortgage Type
Variable

Duration
Term

Monthly Payment
£473.74

APR
1.5%

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Direct 2 Year Fixed £1695 Fee Purchase

Initial Rate
1.39%

Mortgage Type
Fixed

Duration
Apr-2019

Monthly Payment
£476.49

APR
4.3%

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Direct 2 Year Fixed £1475 Fee

Initial Rate
1.39%

Mortgage Type
Fixed

Duration
2 years

Monthly Payment
£475.62

APR
4.3%

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Direct 2 Year Fixed £1695 Fee Remortgage

Initial Rate
1.39%

Mortgage Type
Fixed

Duration
Apr-2019

Monthly Payment
£476.49

APR
4.2%

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Direct 2 Year Fixed £995 Fee Purchase

Initial Rate
1.39%

Mortgage Type
Fixed

Duration
Apr-2019

Monthly Payment
£473.86

APR
3.5%

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2 Year Fixed £995 Fee Purchase

Initial Rate
1.4%

Mortgage Type
Fixed

Duration
May-2019

Monthly Payment
£474.31

APR
4.3%

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Direct 2 Year Fixed £995 Fee Purchase

Initial Rate
1.41%

Mortgage Type
Fixed

Duration
Apr-2019

Monthly Payment
£474.96

APR
3.5%

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Direct 2 Year Fixed £995 Fee Purchase

Initial Rate
1.41%

Mortgage Type
Fixed

Duration
Apr-2019

Monthly Payment
£474.96

APR
3.5%

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Intermediary 2 Year Fixed £995 Fee Purchase

Initial Rate
1.41%

Mortgage Type
Fixed

Duration
Apr-2019

Monthly Payment
£474.96

APR
3.5%

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What mortgages are available for the over 50s?

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If you are between 50 years of age you are likely to find that you have a reasonable selection of mortgage deals to choose from. If you are over 50 you are likely to find that your options start to become more restricted due to the change in lending criteria that lenders have introduced over the last couple of years to attempt to reduce the risk on the money that they lend to customers.

What are the changes that have been made?

The main change that has been made is that lenders are beginning to insist upon mortgages being completely paid off before you reach old age. Some lenders used to define this as being at 80 years old, but have recently cut this to 75. What this means for 50 year olds is that they will still be able to take out a 25 year mortgage. However for those over 50 there is going to be a decreasing maximum term with increase in age so someone who is 55 at the point of application will only be offered a maximum of a 20 year mortgage. Some lenders have gone even further and reduced the maximum age at the end of the mortgage term to 65, which was in line with retirement age. However with the removal of mandatory retirement and the increase in retirement age to 68 there is a little more flexibility creeping back into the age limits on some mortgages.

Why has this happened?

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Lending generally had no age limit before 2008, but with the credit crunch lenders have become seriously risk averse and older borrowers were some of the first to be cut out of the market. Building Societies took up the slack for a while but they are now being inundated with mortgage applications from older borrowers due to banks no longer providing viable options. This means that even Building Societies are now being highly selective in the applications they accept because they just cannot afford to lend to everyone who wishes to borrow.

Part of the problem

Part of the problem for lenders is that many over 50s mortgages are on interest only products and these have almost entirely been phased out of residential mortgages. With investment policies often coming up short the repayment of the final amount is often not possible. However the length of the term available on a repayment mortgage also makes this an unaffordable option, leaving many people stuck and having to sell off other assets in order to make up the shortfall.

Plan ahead

In order to avoid running into the situation where you find yourself stuck at the end of an interest only mortgage you will have to plan as far in advance as you can. Getting onto a repayment mortgage sooner rather than later will open up your options later on. Even if you are already over 50 you may have more options than you think and should consult a mortgage broker to help you out.

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