I'm 70 years old, can I get a mortgage longer than 5 years?

Posted on 4 December 2012 by John Stanley

Can you get me an interest only mortgage (prefer offset) for ten years? At £150,000 it would only be about 26% loan to value. I have ample private income as well as pension income, to pay the monthly interest, but I will be 70 years old next month and most high street lenders seem to have adopted an ageism policy and will only lend up to age 75.


From the details you've provided, this isn't the most straight forward of cases, especially if you are looking for an offset loan, however as John Charcol is an Independent, Whole of Market Broker, we also deal with those lenders who manually underwrite, and can therefore judge each case on it's merits, so I would be reasonably hopeful that we can help.

If you'd like to discuss your enquiry in more detail, then please let me know and I'll arrange for one of our consultants to contact you.




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