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Retirement Interest Only cut for Leeds Building Society

Leeds Building Society has cut its five year fixed rate Retirement Interest Only mortgage, offering an improved rate for borrowers.

The product is available for borrowers aged between 55 and 80 at a rate of 3.62% available up to 55% loan to value (LTV) with a £999 fee. It complements the Society’s two and three year products.

The Society became the first national high street lender to launch Retirement Interest Only mortgages in July 2018, following the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) introduction of specific regulations for the market.

Jaedon Green, Leeds Building Society’s Director of Product and Distribution, said: “The needs of homeowners evolve and change and we expected to see continued interest in this new proposition.

“A positive response to our launch from consumers has confirmed our own research that suggested an unmet demand, which we are able to meet through our partner brokers.

“The increasing number of brokers accredited to advise on Retirement Interest Only improves accessibility for consumers and so we have reduced our five year fixed rate Retirement Interest Only product, making it one of the leading rates in the market currently.”


Notes to Editors

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Leeds Building Society won the title of Best Shared Ownership Mortgage Lender in the 2018 What Mortgage Awards, its third consecutive year of success in this category.

Leeds Building Society operates throughout the UK, Gibraltar and Ireland and has assets of £19.5bn at 30 June (£17.3bn at 30 June 2017). The Society’s head office has been based in the centre of Leeds since 1886.

Key features

3.62% Retirement Interest Only 5 Year Fixed Rate up to and including 31st October 2023

  • This product is available for purchase and remortgage applications
  • Repayment method is sale of the property
  • Available for customers aged 55-80 at the point of application
  • 10% penalty free capital over-repayments permitted each year
  • Tapered early repayment charges, 5 Year – 5/5/4/3/2% until 31st October 2023
  • Only available on Interest Only
  • No maximum term