If you have been considering taking out a mortgage then you should also consider taking out protection to cover the repayments of that mortgage if you should find yourself out of work due to an accident, sickness or redundancy. However if you have taken a quote from the mortgage lender then the chances are that the premium they quoted is way over the odds, for the cheapest UK mortgage payment protection insurance then you have to buy it independently.
Sadly the majority of people don’t even realise that buying the cover independently from a specialist provider is an option. The high street lender is well know for charging over the odds in favour of raking in huge profits on mortgage payment protection polices and will do everything they can to persuade you to take their cover, any would even have you believe that in order to get their mortgage you have to buy the cover with it. This is simply not true and you do have the option of shopping around for the cover yourself.
A quality UK mortgage payment protection insurance policy will pay out after you have been out of work for a pre determined amount of time usually for up to 1 year, which is generally more than enough time for you to get back on your feet and back to work. Buying UK mortgage payment protection insurance can mean the difference between you losing the roof over your head through no fault of your own, other than not having the insight to take out a policy.
It is important that when buying your policy you go and an independent provider as not only can a specialist save you thousands over the term of your mortgage, but they can also ensure you have the knowledge of what a policy entails. There are many exclusions hidden in policies and it is imperative that you know you would be eligible to claim on a policy before paying out for the cover.