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Legal & General Home Finance announces new partnership with Virgin Money

Legal & General Home Finance has today announced a new 5-year partnership agreement with Virgin Money that will see the retirement lender offer its lifetime mortgage product range to the bank’s interest-only customers aged 55 and over.

6 Aug 2018


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About Legal & General lifetime mortgages

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Today’s arrangement adds to the existing partnerships with Santander and The Co-operative Bank and now sees Legal & General making its range of lifetime mortgages directly available to 20% of the UK’s interest-only mortgage customers1.

The new partnership is also part of Legal & General Home Finance’s wider strategy to improve customer access to retirement lending solutions. This approach includes helping to address the interest-only shortfall by driving innovation in the market with products, such as the Optional Payment Lifetime Mortgage, and also by bridging the gap between mainstream mortgages and retirement borrowing. Legal & General will be encouraging more intermediaries to enter the market and include property wealth in the retirement planning conversation.

https://www.ukfinance.org.uk/interest-only-mortgages-a-shrinking-target/

Steve Ellis, CEO, Legal & General Home Finance: "Lifetime mortgages are already having a hugely positive impact on our society, and at Legal & General we are committed to raising awareness about the transformative effect these products could have for many of Britain’s retirees."

Further information

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Margrit Williams

PR & Communications Director

Legal & General Retirement Institutional

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