Understand Mortgage Protection Before Signing On The Bottom Line

By: Simon Burgess

If you are buying a product then of course you want to learn everything there is to know about that product, and when it comes to mortgage protection this should be especially so. Mortgage protection insurance is a valuable product that could help to save the roof over your head if you should find yourself out of work but only if you understand the product and have ensured that the policy is right for your circumstances.

Mortgage protection can only work for you if you buy it properly after reading the small print and the key facts regarding a policy. Exclusions will vary slightly from provider to provider but the premiums vary vastly and it is essential that you go to a standalone provider and let them quote on the cover for you.

Many homeowners find that they are forced in to taking their lenders' policy at the time that they take their mortgage, but, historically, this is the most expensive way to buy your cover. You can shop around for it and shouldn't be forced in to taking your lender's mortgage protection cover.

Mortgage protection insurance an give you a lump sum of money each month which is tax free and which you can use to ensure that you keep the roof over your head by being able to carry on meeting your mortgage repayments if you should come out of work due to accident, sickness or unemployment such as redundancy. The majority of policies start to pay out after you have been out of work for at least 30 consecutive days and will continue to pay you a monthly sum for up to 12 months and some providers offer policies that continue for up 24 months.

A standalone provider will always get you not only the cheapest premiums for your mortgage protection but will also get you the best quality product along with the information you need to ensure that a policy is suitable for your circumstances.

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