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Protection

Keeping you safe

We will help protect you, your family, income and home. Whilst life may be going well now, none of us know what is around the corner. So what if something goes wrong that you haven't expected or planned for?

With every new mortgage it pays to check that your existing cover continues to meet your changing priorities, whether that means you are increasing your mortgage, growing your family, or just require greater peace of mind.

And remember, because we are totally independent and not tied to any one provider, we will research the whole of the market to ensure that we find the most suitable product at a competitive premium available from the whole market.

As a guide, these are the key areas of protection we will help you with:

Life assurance

As a minimum, life assurance would typically be taken out to ensure the mortgage is fully repaid on death rather than the property having to be sold to repay the outstanding debt. In addition, you can also take out family protection to cover the loss of earnings to give you extra peace of mind. If your life cover was set up by your mortgage lender, you may be paying too much. Let us see if we can reduce your premiums.

Critical illness

The inability to repay a mortgage or maintain a lifestyle for you and/or your family may also occur on the diagnosis of certain critical illnesses. Critical illness cover will pay out a lump sum which can then be used to repay your mortgage, replace a valuable income, or support any other expenses such as long term care, subject to a valid claim.

Income protection

You can protect your income in the event of you not being able to work due to an accident, illness, or unemployment. Any of these circumstances could result in payments being missed which ultimately could lead to you losing your home. Our advisers will explain how income protection can be tailored to your individual circumstances such as ensuring the policy complements the cover that may be provided by your employer, and/or budget restraints.

Buildings & contents

It is usually a condition of your mortgage that you take out buildings insurance to protect your home. For your peace of mind, it is also important to arrange adequate contents insurance so that your belongings are covered against things like fire, theft and flood.

Mortgage Payment Protection (Accident, Sickness & Unemployment)

The effects of being made redundant, having a serious accident or becoming long-term sick are often catastrophic and can result in you losing your home. Mortgage Payment Protection covers your mortgage payments for up to 24 months should any of the above happen.

Protection And Insurance

Everyone realises that a home, an investment property or business property must be kept secure from break-ins and damage from fire or other causes. Unfortunately even though we understand the value of such deterrents, we often fail to realise the value of insurance in its various forms until it is too late.

Many properties are still under-insured or only have compulsory Buildings Insurance and many of us still think that critical illness cover, mortgage protection insurance and income protection are unnecessary luxuries. When you consider the value of properties and how accident or sickness can affect your livelihood it makes sense to invest in adequate levels of insurance protection.

During our working lives we strive to pay off debts and develop a secure future for ourselves. Illness, unemployment or an untimely death in the family does happen and can lead to serious financial problems. There is a myth that the government will look after you should you fall ill, have an accident or become unable to work. These days the rules on such matters are much tighter. For example, you can only get long term sickness benefit if you are unable to do any work - not just the job you had before you became ill. Unfortunately for employers, your ability to get a job is still very much dependent on relevant past experience. This could leave you unable to get work and unable to obtain benefit.

Please contact us for no obligation advice on any of these types of cover. We can put together a package for you to suit your exact needs and budget.

For a rapid response please call us on 01704 894419 or complete the enquiry form.

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