Get behind the wheel of your dream car

Trading in a well-travelled vehicle for something modern or luxurious is an ambition many harbour. There are reliable options to help you finance the car of your dreams.

Can't wait to find out how much you could release? Use our handy calculator now.

Gone are the days when expensive cars and motorcycles were the preserve of film stars or industry magnates. With so many luxury models available such as brand new Porsches, Bentley’s and Jaguars or vintage models from sought after brands such as Aston Martin and Alpha Romeo, sitting behind the wheel of a classic vehicle is a dream many have.

Luxury vehicles are often good investments - just make sure to record your ride in case of an accident. According to the Knight Frank Luxury Investment Index, for the first quarter of 2017, classic and luxury cars saw rubber-burning price growth of 404 percent over the past 10 years, with Ferraris and Mercedes Benz numbers seeing the greatest growth in the last twelve months.

Sports cars are not for everyone—families with young children in particular need have different needs and therefore need different vehicles. But many relish the opportunity to trade up their station wagons for luxury models in retirement, or after the children have left home.

Alternatively, many are simply seeking the opportunity to upgrade their current vehicle for something more modern, that is cheaper to run and kinder on the environment. Of course, finding the down payment for an expensive automobile trade can be tricky, but the so-called ‘empty nesters’ or ‘platinum pensioners’ who tend to be home-owners have the option of unlocking some of the wealth in their property to buy their desired car.

Unlock cash from your home

Retirement for most people means their budget gets smaller and the decision to make large expenditures can become daunting - especially when it comes to luxuries. But thanks to the increase in property values across the UK, it is likely that your home may have increased in value faster than any other financial asset you have. Why not use this asset to help boost your later life income and make your dreams a reality?

By releasing some of the equity in your home with a lifetime mortgage, the most popular form of equity release, you could use the value of your property to get your dreams on the road.

Who is eligible to use equity release?

Releasing equity with a Lifetime Mortgage is an option available to UK homeowners, aged 55 or over. They are a safe way of getting cash from the value of your home without having to move. An equity release scheme could be suitable for you “if you need to release cash as a lump sum or to top up your income” advises Andrew Johnson, Money Expert for the Money Advice Service.

Releasing equity could be the best way for you to make the most of your golden years. By using an equity release scheme to finance your dreams, you can make sure that your home and asset which you worked so hard to pay for, now works for you.

Whether you're curious as to how much you can release, or you want to take the initial steps towards releasing equity, this handy calculator will give you the information you require. 

Or you can contact us on 0800 029 1233 to discuss your needs with a view to arranging a face-to-face home visit with one of our financial advisers.

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