If you have loan repayments to make each month and worry how you would continue to repay them if you should suddenly lose your income through having time off work due to accident, sickness or becoming unemployed, then loan protection insurance is the solution.
A loan protection insurance policy would give you an income with which you could continue to meet your loan repayments each month after you had been out of work for a certain length of time. The waiting period for claiming depends on the provider and this can be from the 31st day of being out of work right up to the 90th day and the majority of policies are then backdated to day one. Once the policy has started then it would continue to give you a tax free income for up to 12 months and with some providers for up to 24 months.
All loan protection insurance policies do have reasons which can stop you from claiming against them and some of the usual include if you are suffering from an illness or have been within the last 2 years, if you are retired or if you only work in part time employment. It is essential that you do check the exclusions in any loan protection insurance policy you are interested in as exclusions can vary slightly from provider to provider.
Loan payment protection insurance can help to stop you from getting into debt and the best way to purchase the cover is with a standalone provider who can not only offer you some of the cheapest premiums for the cover but also the advice that you need to be able to make an informed decision regarding the suitability of loan protection insurance for your circumstances before you buy the product. If you are in doubt over the policy’s suitability then always be sure to take advantage of the specialist’s expertise and ask questions.