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Voluntary Select Options

Our Voluntary Select Options have been designed to offer your customers flexibility and choice. These Options allow your customer to make a voluntary payment of their choosing each year, without incurring an early repayment charge.

Customers can:

  • Make a contribution of up to 15% of the initial loan amount each year, with no penalty
  • Make an unlimited number of voluntary contributions, with a minimum contribution amount of £50.
  • Start their contributions immediately after completion.
  • Make contributions by cheque, BACs transfer, debit card or standing order.
  • Downsizing protection.
  • Early repayment waiver.
  • Inheritance guarantee.
  • Cash reserve facility.

You can find out more about our product features in our Voluntary Select At a Glance guide.

  • Your customer can release between £10,000 and £750,000.
  • Loans up to £1 million will be considered on a case by case basis.
  • Your customer's annual voluntary repayment allowance is renewed on the anniversary of the completion date.
  • There are no penalties if no contributions are made in a year, and it does not affect the future annual allowances.
  • Voluntary contributions can be made on additional borrowing.

These options provide a number of features and benefits, but as with all equity release products you and your customer will need to consider how the product will meet their needs and circumstances.

Benefits of a lifetime mortgage:

  • Your customer can remain in their home for the rest of their life.
  • The money your customer releases is tax free.
  • The ‘No Negative Equity Guarantee’ means that your customer will never owe more than the value of their property.

Potential risks of a lifetime mortgage:

  • Taking out a lifetime mortgage may affect your customer’s entitlement to state benefits and grants.
  • A lifetime mortgage may reduce the size of your customer’s estate
  • A lifetime mortgage is a significant financial decision, not for short-term financial needs.
  • A lifetime mortgage may work out to be more expensive in the long-term than downsizing.

Click here to view our initial advance, cash reserve facility and additional borrowing interest rates and LTVs.

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"We want to be able to travel throughout our retirement, and we'd like to supplement our pension income to be able to do so"

Read Fiona and Mike's story

"I want to give money to my grandchildren to get them on the property ladder, and they'd like to be able to help me make voluntary repayments on the money I borrow"

Read William's story

"Because we've got health and mobility issues we need to make some modifications to be able to remain in our home. We don't have the savings to fund them, so we'd like to use our property wealth to the home improvements"

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You can log-in to our straightforward and easy to use KFI generator and online application system to generate a quote or submit your customer’s application to us.

Log in to our KFI generator and online application system here.

Not registered with us? Find our registration forms in the document library.

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Canada Life Limited is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority.

Canada Life International Limited and CLI Institutional Limited are Isle of Man registered companies authorised and regulated by the Isle of Man Financial Services Authority.

Canada Life International Assurance (Ireland) DAC is authorised and regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland.

Stonehaven UK Limited and MGM Advantage Life Limited, trading as Canada Life, are subsidiaries of The Canada Life Group (U.K.) Limited. Stonehaven UK Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. MGM Advantage Life Limited is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.