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 to 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 and stay up-to-date with property taxes and property insurance. The funds are received tax-free and can be used however the homeowner wishes.

CHIP Open can be used for:

  • Seizing an investment opportunity
  • Paying down debt
  • Strategic bridge financing
  • Meeting unplanned for expenses

Key features of CHIP Open

Clients retain home ownership

Your clients get to stay in their home and community. Homeowners retain title and maintain ownership for as long as they choose to stay in the home.

No prepayment penalties

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

Flexibility to convert to longer-term solution

Your clients have the option to convert their CHIP Open loan to a CHIP Reverse Mortgage if they decide a longer-term solution better meets their needs.

HomeEquity Bank Prime Rate: %

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 % %

1 These costs may vary based on individual circumstances. Closing cost is the .

2 APR is the estimated cost of borrowing for 5 Years expressed as an annual percentage. It is based on a mortgage of $ and a closing cost of $. 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 %. The fixed spread is guaranteed for 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.

Easy 3-step process

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

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

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Your client receives their tax-free money!

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.

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.

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

  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.

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.

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.

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

* 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.


Chip open resources

Keep your clients up-to-date with these downloadable CHIP Open resources.


Rates Sheet


Fact Sheet