Endowment mortgages have been defended by two leading providers.
The moves follow the widely-reported misselling scandal surrounding the investment schemes forcing many savers to top up their schemes.
Standard Life marketing manager John Hylands says: “Endowments still have a place and they have made up 10 per cent of our mortgage business last year. The anti-endowment sentiment in the media has probably gone a bit far.”
A Scottish Widows spokesperson says: “We regularly review the ability of endowments policies to meet the returns projected at outset, to date they have not highlighted any issues on the ability of policies to repay mortgages.”