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Canada Life’s adds to Capital Select equity release range

Canada Life Home Finance has launched Capital Select Platinum Plus. It says the deal offers homeowners aged 60 or over the chance to tap into more of their property’s wealth.

The Capital Select Platinum Plus product, which is an interest roll-up lifetime mortgage, has a monthly interest rate (MER) of 6.46 per cent and an annualised interest rate of 6.65 per cent. It also offers zero completion fee.

Platinum Plus offers a 6 per cent higher loan-to-value rate than the existing Platinum product, starting at 34 per cent for those aged 60. The higher LTV rate means a customer with a £500,000 property could unlock up to an extra £30,000 from their home.

Canada Life’s Capital Select range allows customers to borrow up to £1m against their property, and make payments from as little as £50 to a maximum of 10 per cent of the initial loan amount each year, without incurring an early repayment charge. Payments can be made as frequently as customers wish.

Canada Life Home Finance head of marketing and communications Alice Watson says: “At Canada Life, we’re committed to offering customers more flexibility in the home finance market. Our popular Capital Select Options range offers homeowners the chance to tap into their property value, while retaining the flexibility to pay back some of the loan without incurring early repayment charges if they wish to reduce the impact of interest roll-up.

“The addition of the Platinum Plus product to our Capital Select Options range gives homeowners aged 60 and over the freedom to enjoy more of the wealth built up in their property. With a higher LTV than our other products, Platinum Plus allows homeowners to draw on more of their wealth – whether that goes towards topping up their retirement income, or helping them to clear an outstanding interest-only mortgage.”

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