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Introduction

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Insurance is a necessary evil. Some mortgage-related insurance cover is mandatory, such as buildings insurance. Some is optional, but recommended, such as contents insurance.

Some life insurance and income replacement cover is simple, and other types of insurance more complex.

When thinking about your own insurance, it is essential that you are not over- or underinsured, or paying too much for your policy.

Always compare the market and shop around on a regular basis for the best deals.

How To

How to protect your income

You can protect against losing your income through disability, no matter how it ...

How to get the right home insurance

No lender will agree to give you a mortgage without buildings insurance - and co...

How to insure your mortgage payments

Mortgage Payment Protection Insurance (MPPI) covers your mortgage payments in th...

How to keep your home safe

Make sure you’re ticking all the boxes As winter sets in, check your policy wo...

Guides

Guide to Rent Guarantee Insurance

Rent Guarantee Insurance (RGI) can protect buy-to-let landlords against the risk...

Guide to using an adviser for insurance

Some insurance policies are easy to buy online or via the phone. But for more co...

Guide to renovation insurance

What is renovation insurance, who needs it and where do you get it?

Jargon Buster

A ability to pay A way of working out how creditworthy a borrower is, by esti...

Guide to mortgage insurance

Many people end up paying too much for insurance or getting the wrong type of co...

Guide to income protection

You can protect against losing your income through disability, no matter how it ...

News

Over 50s life insurance 'in urgent need of repair'

Royal London has called for a ‘shake up’ in the over 50s life insurance foll...

Home insurance costs static for three months

  The cost of the average annual buildings and contents insurance policy...

L&G offers free life cover to new parents

Legal & General (L&G) has announced it will offer

More insurers offer life cover for people with HIV

More life insurers are writing policies for people with HIV but critical illness...

Insurers should respond to customer expectations

Customers are willing to buy protection products but often they don't understand...

Zurich extends critical illness term

Zurich has increased the maximum term for its critical illness cover from 30 to ...

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Critical Illness Insurance

Critical Illness Insurance (CII) pays out on the diagnosis of certain specified critical illnesses. Most policies will pay out following heart disease, a stroke, renal failure, cancer, paralysis, or a major organ transplant and coronary artery bypass surgery.

Guide to life insurance

When you take out a mortgage, it makes sense to take out life insurance that would pay off your home loan in the event of your death.

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