A reverse mortgage gives you the opportunity to live life on your terms. Especially designed for those aged 60+, it could allow you to release the equity in your home to enjoy the financial flexibility, independence and a lifestyle you love.Read more about Reverse Mortgages Learn more Apply Now call free: 0800 488 740
If you’re a homeowner aged 60 or older, you could have the option to turn part of the equity in your home into cash that can be used to live a better retirement.
Maintain ownership of your home
You remain the registered owner of the property, and you can continue to enjoy living in your own home for as long as you choose, with no need to sell or downsize. This means you could also benefit from any increases in home value.*
No regular repayments required
There is no need for regular loan repayments. Interest is calculated on the balance outstanding and added to your loan monthly. It is repaid when you sell your property, move out, or pass away. You are also able to repay your reverse mortgage partially, or in full, at any time without paying penalty charges
The funds from your home can be used for almost anything you like to make your lifestyle more enjoyable, or for unexpected expenses that arise.
Designed to last as long as you need
Importantly, you continue to own and live in your home for as long as you wish, continuing to enjoy the benefits of your community, social network, and family memories.
* There is no assurance that property values will increase over time, and property values may also decline.
Talk to a specialist
Get in touch with a Heartland Reverse Mortgage Specialist to find out more about whether it’s the right option for you. If you prefer, one of our team can visit you in your home.
Start your application
To be eligible, you’ll need to meet certain criteria, including your age, and the location and value of your property. We can take you through this application process while explaining what could work best for you. There’s no commitment, and you can change your mind at any time.
Get a valuation
The amount you can borrow does depend on the value of your home. After you’ve completed your application, we’ll request a valuation to be undertaken on your property to determine its current value and how much you will be eligible for.
Once your valuation is completed, we will review the report and your application. Provided this meets our criteria we will make you a loan offer.
Heartland will then send your settlement documents to your solicitor, who will need to provide you with necessary independent legal advice. Sign and return your documents, and we’ll have your funds to your solicitor the next business day after all requirements have been received.
Are you ready to apply? We’ve put together a few simple questions that will help us know whether a reverse mortgage is going to be right for you. Once you’ve submitted your answers, a specialist will get in touch with you directly.
Tell us a bit about yourself.
Let us know the number of people you are applying for.
Tell us the amount you require and what you’d like to use your loan for.
You can use your reverse mortgage for almost any purpose that may make life easier, more comfortable, or more enjoyable in retirement. Below are some examples of what our customers have used their reverse mortgages for.
Day to day expenses
A Heartland reverse mortgage could provide a regular income stream supplement. Paid monthly for up to 10 years, this could help you gain freedom from stress and comfortably cover all the necessities, while also enjoying more of the opportunities retirement affords.
Travel & Holidays
It could help you plan deserved getaways, without feeling restrained by budget. Create memories, tick off those dream destinations from your bucket list or visit loved ones overseas.
A Heartland reverse mortgage could allow you to continue to live in the place you call home, while making improvements that could not only add value, but ensure your comfort, safety and enjoyment for the years ahead.
With an interest rate that is often lower than credit cards or personal loans, a Heartland reverse mortgage could allow you to access equity in your home to pay off higher-interest debt and give yourself the freedom and confidence to make plans for the future, so you can enjoy more of what life has to offer.
As New Zealand’s largest provider of reverse mortgages, our aim is to give Kiwis the option to enjoy a comfortable life in their later years, with peace of mind around both their finances, and their lifestyle.
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Over fifteen thousand Kiwis aged 60+ just like you have used the value of their home to access cash for a well-earned and comfortable lifestyle with Heartland. See how a reverse mortgage is working for them.
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If you’d like more information, or would like to talk through the application process, our New Zealand based team are available to answer any questions you have about reverse mortgages, and how you can get started.call free: 0800 488 740