It is always wise to keep a close eye on any investment associated with property purchase, however many people pay little attention to the performance or structure of the policy they took out when they bought their home, perhaps because it only forms a small part of the family budget.
To have a realistic chance of achieving the longer term growth objectives of a mortgage related capital repayment strategy, it is vital that any investment offers the maximum opportunity for growth. Costs are a key area of this and there has been much in Press recently surrounding the very high costs and poor value for money offered by most insurance products.
Term Assurance can be particularly useful for mortgage holders. This is because most lenders only insist on life cover for the "risk" part of a mortgage loan – that being the difference between the total mortgage amount and the auction value of the house. As an example of this:
|(a) Purchase price||= € 500,000|
|(b) Mortgage loan (PP + 10%)||= € 550,000|
|(c) Auction value (80% of PP)||= € 400,000|
|(d) Life Cover required (b minus c)||= € 150,000|
|(e) Remaining Loan (73%)||= € 400,000|
Question:- Would the surviving spouse be able to afford three-quarters of your current monthly mortgage payments without the main bread-winners income? If not, you may need to consider additional cover.
how it works
- Guidance with the negotiation process
- Advice on the right mortgage
- Sourcing the best lender
- Full assistance from start to finish
- Improving existing loan arrangements
- Reducing interest to save money
- Restructuring to release capital
- Correcting under-insured mortgages
- Protection for disability and unemployment