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Cheap Mortgage Protection Insurance Is Just A Click Away

Dec 20, 2007
Cheap mortgage protection insurance is just a click away when you do your searching for the cover online with an independent specialist provider. A specialist provider will help you to make huge savings on what could be valuable cover providing you have checked the exclusions against your current circumstances. These can be found in the small print of the policy and must be read before buying mortgage payment protection insurance because a lack of knowledge regarding them could make a policy useless.

Common exclusions to all policies include if you are of retirement age, are self-employed, you are suffering from an ongoing illness or if you only work in part time employment. While these are the most typical to look out for, there can be others defined by the provider so you have to check them to be sure that you would be eligible to make a claim.

Cheap mortgage protection can be a very valuable lifeline if you were to come out of work after suffering from an accident, if you should suffer an illness which was bad enough to keep you off work for some time or if you were to be made unemployed by way of unexpected redundancy. A policy would begin to pay out from anywhere between the 31st and 90th day and the tax free income would give you the money each month so that you would have peace of mind. You would have to continue repaying your mortgage and the State cannot be relied upon to give you a helping hand even if you were entitled to receive any. Providing a policy is suitable to your circumstances then it could be an essential lifeline for between 12 and 24 months which means you would have time to get back on your feet or find another job.

You should never be tempted to take out the cover alongside the mortgage at the time of taking it out with the high street lender. While this might seem like the easiest option to buying the cover, it is without a doubt one of most expensive ways of taking out this valuable protection along with the riskiest. Cover sold alongside the mortgage comes with very little information regarding the exclusions and key facts and as such has been mis-sold to consumers who cannot claim against a policy.

Mis-selling was brought to attention in 2005 when the Office of Fair Trading received a super complaint from the Citizens Advice. At the same time, the Financial Services Authority began an investigation in to the sector. Following this several names on the high street were fined for mis-selling cover and even though changes for the better have been seen most recently a mortgage firm was fined. However not only was the firm fined but also the Chief Executive of the firm, who was the first to receive a personal fine.

If you want not only cheap mortgage protection insurance but also the peace of mind that you have the information you need and a quality policy then go online to a standalone specialist provider. All ethical providers will give you access to the key facts and exclusions which means you can make an informed decision regarding suitability.
About the Author
Simon Burgess is Managing Director of the award-winning British Insurance, a specialist provider of cheap mortgage protection insurance, income protection insurance and loan protection insurance.
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