In this brief guide, we are going to discuss “Mortgage lenders who lend up to age 75”.

Mortgage lenders who lend up to age 75

Below is the list of mortgage lenders that currently lend up to age 75:

Mortgage lenderThe maximum age for mortgage lending
Barclays bank Mortgages70 years or your retirement age
TSB mortgages75 years
HSBC bank mortgages75 years
RBS mortgages70 years
Nationwide mortgages75 years
Natwest mortgages70 years
Santander mortgages75 years

There are much more mortgage lenders who lend up to age 75 and this list is in no way a definitive list.

Mortgage lenders constantly change their lending criteria and this list of mortgage lenders who lend up to age 75 may change at any time.

When considering mortgage lenders who lend up to age 75. This means mortgage lenders who lend with a mortgage term ending at a maximum age of 75.

This does not mean mortgage lenders who are willing to originate a mortgage for borrowers who are aged 75.

What to consider for mortgage lenders that lend up to age 75:

  • If you want a 30-year mortgage you will need to get it by age 45
  • If you want a 35-year mortgage you will need to get it by age 40
  • You may still be able to use the Lifetime ISA for such a mortgage
  • You will need to pass the mortgage lenders mortgage affordability assessment

Government schemes for mortgage lenders who lend up to age 75.

If you are looking to find a mortgage lender who lends up to age 75 then you will likely be eligible for some of the government schemes which may help you get on the property ladder.

Some of these government schemes include:

Lifetime ISA– gives you a government bonus of £1,000 if you save the maximum £4,000 a year.

Help to buy ISA– gives a maximum bonus us £3,000 if you save the maximum allowed of £12,000. Before you get either you should consider which is better. Lifetime ISA vs Help to buy ISA.

Help to buy equity loan- gives you up to 40% as a 5-year interest-free equity loan. You begin to pay interest at 1.75 % after the fifth year and 1% plus RPI for every year thereafter.

Shared ownership– You can buy between 25% to 75% of the property initially with a shared ownership mortgage and then buy more using a staircasing mortgage.

Armed forces help to buy– similar to the help to buy equity loan but specific for the armed forces personnel giving them an increased chance of acceptance.

Rent to buy– This is the right to buy scheme on which this guide is currently discussing. A different marketing name is just used. Watch out for this when shopping to avoid missing out on eligible properties due to confusion.

Right to buy– allows you to buy your home at a discount price.

Preserved right to buy- same as above.

Right to acquire- same as above.

Depending on where you live, you may also be able to take advantage of home buying schemes provided by your local council. Example: In Norwich, the local councils provide the Norwich home options scheme.

Use a mortgage broker

Mortgage brokers are important as they can access mortgage products from across the whole of the market in some cases.

This could be over 11,000 mortgage products. This may have some advantages rather than going directly to a mortgage lender.

A mortgage broker will look to understand your financial circumstances and then provide recommendations on which mortgage products may be suitable for you based on your mortgage affordability.

After giving you these mortgage recommendations, most mortgage brokers will seek your consent to apply for a mortgage in principle. 

This will allow you to shop for your home easier as more estate agents and sellers may take you seriously or it will give you confidence that your mortgage is indeed a possibility before you make a full mortgage application. 

Once you have found a home you want to buy and are satisfied with the mortgage offer for your mortgage then the mortgage broker will then look to get you a mortgage offer.

This will come with a key facts illustration document which details out the features of your mortgage including how much you will pay per month.

It will also contain information on if there are any limits such as early repayment fees, or annual overpayment limits.

If you are happy with everything you can then go on to secure your mortgage with the help of a conveyancer.

Your conveyancer will manage the legal searches on the property to ensure there aren’t any issues with it.

They will oversee the sales agreement to ensure it is in your best interest, they will manage the transfer of mortgage funds, exchange contracts with the seller or their conveyancer and set a completion date with the seller or their conveyancer.

In this brief guide, we discussed “Mortgage lenders who lend up to age 75”.

If you have any questions or comments please let us know.

John Bate

John has 22 years of experience in financial services. This spans across financial research, financial services (As a qualified mortgage broker and underwriter), financial trading and sales at global investment banks. While working as a publishing research analyst, he covered European bank credit and advised institutional clients on investment strategies at both JP Morgan and Societe Generale. John has passed all three levels of the CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) programme.