Is Payment Protection Insurance a Good Option?

By: amenda dorothy

Thousands of people lose their homes due to repossession. To a certain extent, payment protection insurance helps you in avoiding such situations. Some situations are covered under this type of insurance. Whenever you face these situations, the PPI policy ensures that you do not default in your repayments. The grounds covered under this insurance policy are loss of job, disability to work, illness, accident, death, etc. Different policies may have different terms and conditions.

The cost of taking a PPI policy is called premium. You are required to pay certain amount of money annually. The annual premium varies depending on the amount of loan that you want to avail. Sometimes, it is worth paying the premium. If you are taking a loan against property, PPI policy becomes desirable. If something wrong takes place, PPI policy may come into picture and save you from committing a default in repayment of loan.

In case of secured loans, your property is at stake. If you fail to repay the loan, the lender may repossess it. PPI takes over your repayment liability on the happening of any of the events covered under the policy.

So, you can get protection in such cases. Your home will remain safe with you even if you become jobless, ill or permanently disable to work. No doubt, PPI helps you in reducing the risk especially in case of secured loans.

Now, the question that arises is whether the premium that you pay to the insurer is worth the risk. Opinions may differ. It is entirely up to you to take a decision. If you feel that in any case you would be able to repay your loan, there is no need for PPI. But, if you are doubtful, the decision lies with you. Some borrowers prefer to take PPI in case of secured loans but avoid such policies when taking out loans where there is no danger to their properties.

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