Mortgage Protection Insurance
We have an on-line no obligation quotation service for Mortgage Protection Insurance:
Please select the "Mortgage Protection" option from the drop down menu for product type. Please ensure you read the Key Features and other product information and fully understand the policy you are interested in. See the Application section for an outline of the process following the quote.
Remember your Client Declaration (all parties to sign), see our process for details. As with all online quotations of this type, the premiums quoted are estimates only and the actual premiums will depend on individual circumstances. If the eventual premium differs from the quotation, the policy will not commence without your agreement.
Please note that quotations are valid for only a limited period of time, generally 30 days. In addition, unless you proceed to the personal illustration stage, it will be necessary to requote. If your circumstances change between the quotation being generated and the policy going into force, the premium may be affected. This includes passing a birthday, half-birthday (6 months after your birthday), or in some cases a quarter birthday (3 or 9 months after your birthday).
What is Mortgage Protection Insurance?
Mortgage Protection Insurance is designed to pay a tax-free cash sum to pay off the outstanding balance of a repayment mortgage if you die during the plan term (or with some products are diagnosed with a terminal illness). Mortgage Protection Insurance (or decreasing term assurance) is a form of non-investment life insurance ('term insurance' or 'term assurance'). Life insurance offers financial protection in the event of your early death if you have family or others dependent on your earnings. A policy usually covers just one person, but in some cases a spouse or partner can be covered under the same policy.
Term insurance gives you financial protection if you die within a specified period known as the "term". Your individual circumstances will determine the term that will match your needs, which might relate to the length of your mortgage, or the time until your children become independent. If you survive until the end of the term you receive no payment from the insurance company. There is no surrender value, meaning that if you stop paying the premiums, the cover ceases and there is no refund of premiums paid.
These policies are usually used to cover a repayment mortgage or other loan as they pay any outstanding balance of the debt if you die early. Since the interest rate will affect how quickly you pay off your mortgage, the pay out may be restricted if the interest rate you pay is above a specified limit. These policies are not designed for interest only mortgages or loans. Decreasing term assurance is sometimes also used to protect a liability to Inheritance Tax on gifts to others.
A loss of life can result in a reduced income for your family or other dependants, which could lead to problems paying debts or meeting tax liabilities. In the event of your death, you may want to provide for family or others dependent on your earnings.
On your death your estate might be liable to pay inheritance tax. Inheritance tax is payable if the value of your estate is above a certain limit. Life insurance can be written under trust so that on your death the sum insured does not form part of your estate and depending on the circumstances and the nature of the trust may not be liable to inheritance tax. Trusts can also avoid the need for probate so that claims may be paid more quickly.
In general the premium for a decreasing term assurance policy will be lower than for a level term policy with the same initial sum assured because the longer you live the less the insurance company will have to pay on death.
Premiums may be guaranteed for the term of the policy or reviewable, meaning that the insurance company can increase them, usually following an initial period.
Most policies have additional options (these will increase the premium):
Waiver of premium - typically if you are unable to work due to illness or injury, the insurance company will pay your premiums to keep up the policy;
Critical Illness - This provides cover against specific serious illnesses. Depending on the policy, a claim for critical illness may mean that the policy will not also pay out under the life insurance element.
To apply for a policy you will have to complete and sign a proposal form. This includes questions on your age, occupation and health. You must answer all questions truthfully. You must also inform the insurer of any change in your circumstances between completing the application and the policy going into force, if you do not, your policy may not pay out. Once the insurance company has received this information, in some cases it may need additional information for underwriting purposes. In some cases your answers may result in you being refused cover or a change to the premium quoted. Once the policy is in force you have an ongoing duty to tell the insurance company about any changes in your circumstance.
Mortgage protection vs. Mortgage Payment Protection Insurance
Mortgage Protection Insurance should not be confused with Mortgage Payment Protection Insurance - a form of Accident, Sickness and Unemployment insurance ('ASU') that usually covers your mortgage payments for a maximum of 12 or 24 months in the case of accident, sickness or redundancy, following a waiting period of either 30 or 60 days.
Product providers included in the Clubfinance quote
Our on-line quotation service includes the following product providers:
- AEGON Scottish Equitable
- Aviva (was Norwich Union)
- Bright Grey
- Friends Provident
- Legal & General
- LV= (was Liverpool Victoria)
- Pru Protect
- Scottish Provident
- Synergy Financial Products
- Unum Provident
Why does Clubfinance provide such low quotes relative to even some of the 'Discount Life Insurance' companies?
First, we do not give advice or recommendations. Second, Clubfinance has a very simple policy of providing excellent value to our customers. We do this by rebating our initial commission to reduce the premium. We rebate up to 90% of initial commissions. We urge you obtain quotes from other companies, as we are confident of our low quotes.
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