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Mortgage After 60 Years : What Solutions ?

Posted by Michel on February 9, 2021

Before retirement age, the vagaries of life do not always make it easy to become the holders of our last primary home. A retiring individual will also wish to buy a property in order to rent it out and raise his income. In this case, to supplement the savings, a loan might be required. Despite 60 years of public opinion, it is not easy to borrow from a bank. And if there are options, obey the guide!

An evolving context

Of instance, the first effect of an advanced age on the applicant for a mortgage loan would be greater diligence on the part of the bank and the loan insurer. The act does not offer unique assistance to seniors seeking to accomplish a real estate investment by decreasing the usury rates or through adding a levy of 9 percent of the donation to the death insurance in the 2019 Finance Bill.

The evolution of life expectancy, however, means that a lovely slice of life already opens up before us at 60 years of age! Retirement, which may impact real estate, is most frequently followed by new projects: rental purchase, second home acquisition or the ability to plan for retirement by being the owner of a single storey. Banks have acknowledged this and are less sceptical about retirees’ loans than before. Loans adapted to their circumstance, which can make life simpler, occur today.

Specific criteria for the bank

Faced with a loan from a senior and more broadly, from an individual over 50, the lender will accept multiple points:

The capital level, clearly.

Will the claimant have real estate or financial properties already?

• Has he retired already? If not, what is their wage standard going to be afterwards?

With pensions only equaling the compensation formerly earned, and with additional pensions, it is normal to expect a reduction in income following retirement.

Any banks have an amortisation plan in the case of retirement in the coming years, allowing for a decrease in monthly contributions at the right period. By thereby facilitating the evolution of the financial condition of its customer, owing to the challenge of honouring overly large repayments, the lender preserves itself from outstanding loans but still maintains the standard of life of the retiree. For each team, a winning agreement.

In comparison, the proposal for a loan over the shortest possible period would be favoured if the project makes that possible, so the probability is minimised as much as possible. Before taking action, it is up to the creditor to arbitrate the amount of the loan: a proposal that can be repaid for longer than 10 years while maintaining the approved debt ratio would be more likely to be permitted than a loan for more than 20 years. Eventually, a donation would be welcome, as in any mortgage.

Creditor insurance, the holy grail of mortgage lending

Finding protection that would protect them for the full duration of the loan is the biggest problem in borrowing a senior. It becomes an “at risk” profile as repayment issues become statistically more likely with advancing age and it is normal for policies to be rejected by insurers. Coverage is provided only up to a given age in some situations.

Don’t worry, contracts that will help a senior creditor up to 80 or even 90 years old are now sold by specialist insurers! With adapted rates, of course, but not unavailable and accurate promises.

If you still suffer from health issues that hinder your argument, there are always alternatives. The AERAS arrangement, “Insure and Borrow with an Aggravated Health Risk” as a result of a 2006 arrangement between public authorities and financial institutions, requires you to have your file reviewed according to 3 stages of evaluation of applications that can be outlined in:

  • Good health which enables a guarantee to be given;
  • Health at risk, which needs close examination;
  • Highly escalated danger, then the file is sent to a reinsurer.

The convention also requires old and healed pathologies to be disregarded. If it is still not possible to borrow at this point, then it would be necessary to dispense with borrower insurance, which is very possible!

The mortgage guarantee as a last resort

This guarantee, which positions the purchased property as a debt repayment guarantee, replaces the protection of the creditor. It can be enforced in two distinct ways:

Restricted to 70 percent of the purchase sum, the guaranteed mortgage loan. It pays considerably more than a conventional loan, but still reduces premium costs. The bank may sell the property in the event of repetitive arrears or the death of the creditor to reclaim the money owing.

If you already own a home, the mortgage life loan makes it easier to repay a sum of money by putting a mortgage on the property. This will make it easier to buy more housing, for example, bigger or on one floor. After the death of the creditor, who may still make an early redemption, the bank is reimbursed by reselling the land.

Notice that for those without children, the mortgage life loan is to be taken into account like the selling of life. Indeed, the definition of a life annuity means that there is no redistribution of property to heirs after the death of the person.

It is quite possible to borrow after 60 years, and several options are now open. It might also be helpful to say that in the case of death, someone close to you serves as a collateral for the loan and will refund the money. If it is a matter of the immediate heir who will then inherit the land, this approach is all the more important. You are here, armed and ready to look forward to the future!

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