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Legal & General Home Finance joins Sesame Network’s later life lending panel

Legal & General Home Finance (LGHF) has joined Sesame Network’s later life lending panel

7 Jul 2021

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The partnership will provide Sesame’s equity release qualified advisers with access to the breadth of LGHF’s product offering, including its Retirement Interest Only (RIO) Mortgage, Flexible Lifetime Mortgage and Optional Payment Lifetime Mortgage (OPLM).

The lifetime and RIO mortgages are for over 55s. They are loans secured against a client’s home and have fixed interest rates for life. They allow homeowners with either a small, or no mortgage, to release money tied up in their property without having to move home. The lifetime mortgages have options to draw money as and when needed and to choose to pay some, or all, of the monthly interest. The RIO mortgage is based on an affordability assessment and monthly interest must be paid each month.

Claire Singleton, CEO Legal & General Home Finance: "Property wealth is increasingly being used as a component of modern retirement planning and we are delighted to join Sesame’s panel to offer our range of flexible lifetime mortgage products to their network of advisers. We have designed our range to provide flexibility, enabling advisers to select the most appropriate features and empowering the customer to manage the amount of loan they drawdown and the interest they pay. This partnership will offer Sesame advisers the flex and choice they need in order to help more people make the most of their retirement."
Stephanie Charman, Head of Strategic Relationships, Lender, at Sesame Bankhall Group: "We welcome the addition of the Legal & General lifetime mortgage range to our panel. With a rapidly growing later life lending market, Legal & General has a diverse and innovative product range, which will no doubt enable our network advisers to deliver better solutions for their customers."

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Established in 1836, Legal & General is one of the UK's leading financial services groups and a major global investor, with £1.2 trillion in total assets under management1 of which 40% is international. We have a unique and highly synergistic business model, which continues to drive strong returns. Legal & General provides powerful asset origination and management capabilities directly to clients, which also underpin our leading retirement and protection solutions. We are a leading international player in Pension Risk Transfer, in UK and US life insurance, and in UK workplace pensions and retirement income. Our purpose is to improve the lives of our customers and create value for our shareholders. Through inclusive capitalism, we are investing in long-term assets, such as real estate and infrastructure, that can help build a better society for the future.

1Data as at 31 December 2023.

Legal & General Retail Retirement’s mission is to help its customers lead longer, healthier, happier lives. We believe everyone should be able to have a ‘more colourful retirement’. The Division comprises the Group’s retirement savings and income, later life lending and care solutions businesses. In 2020, LGRR wrote £910 million of annuity premiums and issued £791 million of lifetime and retirement interest only mortgages.

*at 31 Jun 2021