COVID-19 Update

Dear Valued Customer

The impact of COVID-19 is being felt across the country, and indeed the world, and I hope you and your family remain safe and well in these uncertain times. Our primary focus is to continue to support you with your mortgage and secured loan need.

You may have heard about the government’s announcement to instigate a mortgage payment holiday of up to three months, should your finances be impacted by COVID-19. If you feel this is your situation, please contact us as soon as possible so we can deal with your individual needs. Please remember, that a payment holiday may not be right for everyone and is subject to approval. If you do take out a mortgage payment holiday at the end of the period, your monthly payments will be recalculated and the amount you owe will go up. This is because interest will continue to be added to your mortgage whilst you are on the payment holiday.

Parity Trust staff will continue to operate as best we can during this time, adhering to government guidelines at all times. We ask that you bear with us, if responses are slightly longer than normal, but we wish to reassure you that we will answer all queries as they are received. If at all possible please email your query rather than telephone, I will personally ensure your email is answered. My email address is should you wish to contact me directly.

Thank you for your continued support during these unsettling times.

Stay safe, SJ


Award Winners! (February 2020)

The News Business Excellence Awards took place at Portsmouth Guildhall on Friday 21st February, with Parity Trust picking up the Small Business of the Year award.

The purpose of the award was to recognise an outstanding performance by a company with a workforce of nine or less that had sustained success throughout their time of trading, overcoming challenges and with clear plans for the future.

When collecting up the award, CEO SJ Hunt said “We try and make the mainstream lenders open to different ways of finance”

Here you can find a full list of the 2020 award winners


Blog produced for UK Finance (February 2020)

Our Mortgage Operations Manager was recently invited to write a Later Life blog for UK Finance – the collective voice for the banking and finance industry.

You can view the blog here along with many others covering topics from mortgages and consumer finance to retirement finance



CEO of Parity Trust takes part in Leadership Council podcast (January 2020)

The Leaders Council of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is talking to leadership figures from across the nation in an attempt to understand this universal trait and what it means today. 

Our CEO SJ Hunt was invited onto an episode of the podcast which also included an interview with Sir Geoff Hurst. Host Matthew O’Neill asked both guests a series of questions about leadership and the role it has played in their careers to date.

Lord Blunkett, chairman of The Leaders Council of Great Britain and Northern Ireland said, ‘I think the most informative element of each episode is the first part, where Matthew O’Neill is able to sit down with someone who really gets how their industry work and knows how to make their organisation tick. Someone who’s there day in day out working hard and inspiring others. That’s what leadership is all about.’

You can listen to the podcast in full here:

or via youtube:


Award Winners (November 2019)

Parity Trust attended the Mortgage Finance Gazette awards evening held in London on 20th November 2019.

We are proud to have won the category ‘Retirement Mortgage Product Innovation’ due the teams work developing products for those in later life.

Our suite of products include our Homeowner Loans (some of which are available in partnership with local authorities) and our Rightsize finance which is available to help those in later life move to a property more suited to their future needs.

Age is never a barrier at Parity Trust which currently has an active account for a 97 year old female and a loan was approved for a 99 year old gentleman.

Annual Report

Our 2018/19 Annual Report is now available to view. The report includes information about he development of our later life lending products and some of our key achievements throughout the year.

A year of innovation, strong lending and impressive social impact alongside a move into new office space fit for growth plans for the next decade. The seeds are planted for exciting times ahead……

Shared Ownership Mortgage completed

We have completed our first Shared Ownership mortgage on a housing association property in London. After the buyers moved in to the property they contacted us to say they are settling in well and we are extremely pleased to have been able to assist. 

“Parity have been excellent throughout. Thorough, knowledgeable, honest and approachable. Thank you!”

Parity Trust provided a number of mortgages as part of a Community Land Trust project in Bournemouth a number of years ago and are pleased to have been able to help on this occasion – we hope this is one of a number of Shared Ownership mortgages that we can provide in the coming years. 

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