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CHIP Open is a reverse mortgage loan, secured against the value of the home. This product is designed for clients searching for a short-term financing solution, without any prepayment penalties for full payments. Unlike a conventional mortgage, CHIP Open does not require regular monthly mortgage payments and offers your clients the ability convert to a CHIP Reverse Mortgage if they require a longer-term lending solution.

The homeowner is required to keep the property in good condition, up-to-date with property taxes and property insurance. The money received is tax-free and can be used however the homeowner wishes.

CHIP Open can help your clients:

  • Obtain the capital to seize a present opportunity
  • Pay off debts
  • Assist with their bridge financing needs
  • Handle unexpected expenses

FEATURES YOUR CLIENTS WILL LOVE

Keep home ownership

Your clients can stay in their home and community. They maintain complete ownership and control of the home for as long as they choose to stay.*

No regular monthly payments required

Your clients are able to repay 100% of their mortgage at any time without incurring prepayment charges. Partial prepayments are not allowed.

Flexibility

Your clients have the option to convert their CHIP Open loan to a CHIP Reverse Mortgage if they decide a longer-term lending solution is better suited for their circumstances.

Take control

Your clients can get their finances under control and gain the freedom to set their own plans and priorities.

*Subject to homeowners meeting their mortgage obligations

HomeEquity Bank Prime Rate: 2.45 %

The following is a summary of the current CHIP Open Reverse Mortgage interest rates and terms offered by HomeEquity Bank.

Term Interest Rate Closing Fee1 Annual Percentage Rate (APR)2
Variable Open3, 4 6.45% Greater of $2,995 or 1.25% of Loan Amount 6.86%

1 These costs may vary based on individual circumstances. Closing cost is the greater of $2,995 or 1.25% of the Loan Amount.
2 APR is the estimated cost of borrowing for 5 years expressed as an annual percentage. It is based on a mortgage of $150,000 and a closing cost of $2,995. APR will vary based on loan amount and applicable closing costs.
3 Variable refers to the HomeEquity Bank Prime rate plus a fixed spread of 4.00%. The fixed spread is guaranteed for 3 years.
4 Open refers to the ability to repay 100% of the CHIP Open Reverse Mortgage Balance at any time without paying a prepayment charge. Partial payments are not allowed.

3 EASY STEP PROCESS

Calculate

Find out how much your client can get using the online calculator.

Connect

Contact your Business Development Manager who will answer any questions you or your client may have and walk you through the straightforward application process.

Enjoy!

Your client receives their tax-free money!

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can qualify?

It is required that your clients are over 55, own the home, and use it as the primary residence, CHIP Open requires no health checks.

  1. This age requirement applies to both spouses.
How much of the home’s equity can be accessed through CHIP?

CHIP Open lets your clients access up to 55% of the home’s appraised value.

How will my clients receive their money?

CHIP Open is structured to ensure your clients get the money they need in precisely the way they want it. They can access their money in a single lump-sum or an initial lump-sum with subsequent advances.

What if my client has an existing mortgage?

Many of our clients use a reverse mortgage to pay off their existing mortgage and debts.

When it’s time to repay the loan, could my client’s other assets be affected?

We guarantee that the amount to be repaid will never exceed the fair market value of your client’s home. * Your client’s other assets are completely protected.

Are there any charges for converting a CHIP Open loan to a CHIP Reverse Mortgage?
  1. There is a conversion fee of $500
  2. The client can choose to convert at any time as long as they are in good standing.
Will the bank own the home?

No. Your client retains title and maintains ownership of their home. It’s required for the home to be your clients primary residence they must pay taxes on time, have property insurance, and maintain the property in good condition.

* Conditions apply. You must maintain the condition of your property and your taxes and insurances must be up to date. Guarantee excludes administrative fees and interest accumulated after due date. Always consult your accountant or financial advisor.

STILL HAVE QUESTIONS?

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