If you have ever been into a high street bank or lender and asked for a loan, I guarantee that you will have been offered loan cover during the course of the interview. Most people baulk at the thought of it – because of the cost of because they simply do not understand it – and turn it down flat.
And although some of the providers do not merit consideration, the overall product does because loan cover is the one thing that can provide you with peace of mind just in case something goes wrong.
In truth, loan cover can be a gift from the Gods if an individual was to lose his or her job before the term of the loan had completed. It is hard enough to meet household bills without a job, let alone meet the debt repayments that you have faithfully promised to make. This could lead to CCJs, severe debt and even bankruptcy if an individual is not careful. However, loan cover can prevent all of that happening by covering the repayments on the sum of money you have outstanding for a period of up to twelve to twenty-four months, or until you find steady employment that would allow you to pay the bills again yourself.
Loan cover is often offered in conjunction with a loan by a high street bank or lender. However, this may not always be the best possible deal for you. The majority of high street providers will add the total cost of loan cover or the terms of the loan onto the loan sum itself and thus make it subject to interest and extremely difficult to cancel should you find that you do not want it any more. This hardly offers the consumer value for money.
Shop around for loan cover by going to a standalone provider, as in most cases, you will save hundreds of pounds in premiums over the term of the loan.