Mortgage Protection Insurance
I am fully qualified and ready to discuss your queries to recommend suitable insurance products for your needs.
Life Insurance Critical Illness Cover Income Protection Family Income Benefit Whole of Life Private medical Insurance Unemployment cover
There are various reasons for taking out a protection product, most will do this to protect their mortgage, one of the biggest commitments some will ever make, and other prudent clients may protect business interests, future tax liabilities and even provide their family with income in the event of death.
People insure cars, phone and pets yet some do not have themselves insured, here at Illingworth Mortgages we aim to assist our clients helping them understand what type of products are available and what would be suitable for them.
I am fully qualified and happy to discuss your situation, explain the options available then tailor a solution to your specific needs, taking into consideration your existing policies, budget available and your future plans.
Below are the key policies I arrange for our clients but are not limited, please feel free to contact me to discuss how we may be able to help you.
Life insurance is a type of life insurance policy that provides cover for a certain period of time to pay off large debts such as your mortgage in the event of death during the policy term.
Decreasing term. The amount you are covered for decreases over the term of the policy. These policies are designed to cover a debt such as a repayment mortgage.
Level term. Pays a lump sum, should you die within a specified term. The amount you are covered for remains the same for the life of the policy. They can be a good option for family protection to provide a lump sum.
Advantages of Life Insurance
- Simple and affordable for most.
- Peace of mind.
Disadvantages of Life Insurance
- Decreasing term only covers the mortgage balance.
Income Protection is an insurance policy that pays out if you are unable to work due to injury or illnesses that result in a loss of earnings. Income protection will continue to pay you until retirement, death or you return to work. Short term Income Protection policies are available at lower rate pay-outs or based on a percentage of unemployment cover of earnings usually 50%.
Advantages of Income Protection
- Less stress if something did go wrong in paying your day-to-day expenses.
- If you run your own company, income protection insurance may be a great investment.
Disadvantages of Income Protection
- The amount paid is not the full salary but something ranging from 50% to 70%.
- Most income protection insurance policies have a waiting period, this could be around 60 – 90 days.
- Different policies may have certain activities excluded, so it might pay to read the fine print.
Family Income Benefit
Family Income Benefit. As with term assurance policies, Family income benefit policies provide cover on death if you die during the policy term. Instead of a lump sum, it provides regular set payments for the term of the policy. This is an attractive product for most who would like to protect their family with a regular income after their death.
Advantages of a Family income benefit
- A cost-effective life cover option.
Disadvantages of a Family income benefit
- If no claim is made in the course of the policy it will pay nothing at the end.
- Decreasing term, should the policy holder die 3 months before the end of the policy, the policy will only pay for 3 months.
Whole of Life
Whole of Life policies are ongoing and pay-out when you die. Our policies give you life assurance, while other can be linked to an investment. The products of whole of life insurance do not usually attract income or capital gains tax, but your family could be liable for inheritance tax (IHT) on the pay out. You should therefor write the policy “in trust”. The money will then go into trust and not form part of your estate when you die.
Advantages of Whole of Life Cover
- Guaranteed (but modest) investment return
- Fixed premiums
- Builds in value which you can borrow against or withdraw before death
Disadvantages of Whole of Life Cover
- Mediocre investment returns
- Expensive premiums
- Check all the details of each policy, not just the price, as they will be slightly different in what they do and don’t cover, how long the waiting period is and possible their other features.