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Malcolm Davidson

Managing Director of UK Moneyman Ltd.

Malcolm Davidson

Malcolm is one of the UK’s most well-known and respected Mortgage Advisors. He is passionate about providing a 5* customer experience and he has also trained and mentored dozens of fellow Advisors in a career that is now in its third decade.

In addition to his day to day duties as Managing Director, Malcolm still gives out mortgage advice and feels lucky that his job is also very much his hobby.

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Do I Need Insurance for a Mortgage?

When purchasing a property, especially with a mortgage, it’s essential to consider how you would protect your investment and your family’s financial stability in the event of unforeseen circumstances.

Mortgage insurance, also known as mortgage protection insurance, is a financial product designed to provide peace of mind and security for homeowners and their families.

What is Mortgage Insurance?

Mortgage insurance comes in various forms, including Mortgage Payment Protection Insurance (MPPI) and Mortgage Life Insurance.

These policies offer different types of coverage, but they share the common goal of ensuring that your mortgage repayments are covered if you’re unable to make them yourself due to illness, injury, or death.

Types of Mortgage Insurance

Mortgage Payment Protection Insurance (MPPI)

MPPI is designed to cover your mortgage repayments for a limited period if you’re unable to work due to illness, injury, or redundancy.

It typically provides a monthly benefit to cover your mortgage payments for up to a year or until you return to work, whichever comes first.

Mortgage Life Insurance

Mortgage Life Insurance, also known as Decreasing Term Life Insurance, is specifically designed to cover your outstanding mortgage balance if you pass away during the term of the policy.

The benefit amount decreases over time, roughly in line with your remaining mortgage balance.

Do I Need Mortgage Insurance?

While mortgage insurance is not a legal requirement in the UK, it’s highly recommended for anyone with a mortgage, especially if you have dependents or co-owners who rely on your income to cover the mortgage payments. Here are some reasons why you might consider mortgage insurance:

Protect Your Home: Mortgage insurance ensures that your loved ones can continue living in the family home if you’re no longer around to make the mortgage payments. It provides financial security and peace of mind during a difficult time.

Cover Unexpected Events: Life is unpredictable, and unexpected events such as illness, injury, or redundancy can impact your ability to pay your mortgage. Mortgage insurance provides a safety net, ensuring that your mortgage repayments are covered if you’re unable to work.

Peace of Mind: Knowing that your mortgage repayments are covered can alleviate stress and worry, allowing you to focus on your recovery or finding a new job without the added financial burden.

Mortgage Insurance FAQs

Is mortgage insurance the same as homeowners insurance?

No, mortgage insurance (or mortgage protection insurance) is different from homeowners insurance.

While homeowners insurance protects your property against damage or loss, mortgage insurance specifically covers your mortgage repayments in the event of illness, injury, or death.

Can I get mortgage insurance if I have pre-existing medical conditions?

Yes, you can still get mortgage insurance if you have pre-existing medical conditions, but the terms and premiums may vary depending on the severity of your condition.

It’s essential to disclose any pre-existing medical conditions when applying for mortgage insurance to ensure you get the appropriate coverage.

How much does mortgage insurance cost?

The cost of mortgage insurance depends on various factors, including your age, health, the size of your mortgage, and the type of coverage you choose. A mortgage advisor can help you compare quotes and find a policy that fits your budget and provides adequate coverage.

In conclusion, while mortgage insurance is not mandatory, it offers valuable protection and peace of mind for homeowners and their families.

Whether you opt for Mortgage Payment Protection Insurance (MPPI) or Mortgage Life Insurance, having adequate coverage ensures that your mortgage repayments are covered in the event of illness, injury, or death, helping you safeguard your home and your family’s financial future.



About the Author

Malcolm Davidson

Managing Director of UK Moneyman LTD

Malcolm Davidson

Malcolm is one of the UK’s most well-known and respected Mortgage Advisors. He is passionate about providing a 5* customer experience and he has also trained and mentored dozens of fellow Advisors in a career that is now in its third decade.

In addition to his day to day duties as Managing Director, Malcolm still gives out mortgage advice and feels lucky that his job is also very much his hobby.

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