A specialist standalone provider will always be able to offer you among the cheapest premiums possible for mortgage cover and cheap mortgage protection isn’t offered at the time of taking out the mortgage but you have to choose to buy it independently.
Mortgage payment protection insurance can be a lifeline but only when bought correctly and after you have ensured that your circumstances are right for the cover. There are exclusions which can stop you from making a claim on the policy and some common ones include being in part time work, if you have a pre-existing medical condition, retired or working for yourself. Of course there can be many others and they can differ from policy to policy so you should compare not only the cost of the cover but also the exclusions in the small print and key facts.
Providing a policy is suitable for your needs then it would begin to payout a tax free lump sum each month you were out of work continually after suffering from an illness, accident or through unemployment by such as redundancy. You do have to be out of work for a set period of time before the policy would start to payout and this can be anywhere between the 31st day and 90th day of being out of work depending on the provider, cover normally lasts between 12 and 24 months and can be a great safety net on which to fall. With repossessions on the increase it is essential some thought is given to how you would continue to repay your mortgage if you were to be out of work for any length of time and cheap mortgage protection is an excellent way of protecting the roof over your head if it is suitable.
A specialist will be able to give you all the information needed for you to decide if a policy is suitable for your needs before you buy and this is imperative, mortgage cover can be hard to understand but soon this is to change for the better when the Financial Services Authority introduce new comparison tables in March 2008. The tables will help the consumer to decide which product is most suitable for their circumstances along with making them aware that there are exclusions in a policy and tell them how much the cover will cost. This will all be determined by the answers you give to questions so that you get the best deal possible for cover that won’t let you down in your time of need.
For now stick with the advice that a standalone specialist payment protection provider can give and get not only the best advice possible in order for you to make the right choice but also make the best savings possible on cheap mortgage protection. Always read the small print and the key facts of any policy that you are considering taking out before you go ahead and buy the cover because protecting the roof over your head is the most important decision you will make.