Property: One asset, many uses

More people are now looking beyond pension funds and investments to fund their retirement.

According to Key’s “Retirement Class of 2020” research, in over 1000 people expected to finish full-time work in 2020, nearly a third plan to use their property wealth to boost their retirement income. This indicates that property is becoming increasingly important in retirement planning.

Treating property as an asset class and unlocking its wealth could help make clients’ retirement goals more achievable.

Lifetime mortgages can be a solution for a variety of financial needs:

Gifting an early inheritance

By leaving a ‘living inheritance’ to their loved ones, clients can experience the positive impact it has on their family and friends’ lives.

Read Christopher Spencer’s story to see how it helped him provide an early gift to his children, whilst protecting his inheritance value.

Potential financial lifeline

With many people across the UK suffering a loss of income due to the coronavirus pandemic, the funds could be used to support day-to-day living or to help family members.

Clearing an existing mortgage or consolidating outstanding debts

Releasing cash from their property could help clients to clear their outstanding debts, so they can enjoy their later life with less financial stress.

Learn more about how lifetime mortgage options can help manage the build-up of debt here.

Releasing the financial squeeze on the ‘sandwich generation’

Clients could use the cash unlocked from their property to ease the burden of providing financial support to their children and elderly parents.

Boosting retirement income when fund values fall

Taking money from investment funds when values are fluctuating can expose a client to sequencing risk. Unlocking a property’s equity instead could provide the money required, until investment markets recover or a new strategy is adopted.