Mortgage cover

Find out how you can protect your mortgage so your loved ones can keep their home when you can't be there.

What is mortgage cover?

Life cover pays out a cash lump sum if you die before your policy ends. It could help your loved ones cope financially after you're gone.

Do I need mortgage cover?

Mortgage life insurance might be right for you if:

  • you have a repayment mortgage
  • you have children or loved ones who rely on your income
  • you’re the main earner in your family
  • you’d like to make sure your loved ones can keep their home after your death
  • your loved ones would struggle to pay off the mortgage without you.

How much does it cost?

The amount you pay each month depends on the length of your policy and the size of the cash lump sum that gets paid out when a claim is made. The price might also change based on your age, health and lifestyle.

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Let our experts take care of it

Our life insurance is arranged by Scottish Widows. They are a part of Lloyds Banking Group, like us. Scottish Widows are our life insurance experts, and they have been protecting what matters most for over 200 years.

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What else do I need to know?

You need to be a UK resident, 18 or over, and under 60 to apply. Before you get a policy, check that it’s right for you. Make sure your loved ones will get the support they need after you’re gone.
 

With mortgage cover you can:

  • get a cash lump sum if you die before your policy ends
  • choose an amount and duration that are right for you
  • cancel at any time, free of charge.  

With mortgage cover you can’t:

  • get any money back unless you make a claim
  • change your policy after it has started
  • keep your cover if you miss your monthly payments.

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Cover types explained

When you look for a policy, you might see the terms like ‘level’ or ‘decreasing’ cover. Let's explain what they mean.
 

Level cover

Cover and payments stay the same

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How does level cover work?

Level cover means that the cash pay-out stays the same until your policy ends. You'll pay the same amount each month.

What’s the benefit of level cover?

With level cover, the amount that gets paid out if you die won't change. So you and your loved ones will always know how much cover you'll have in case the unexpected happens.

Decreasing cover

Cover reduced but payments stay the same

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How does decreasing cover work?

Decreasing cover means that the cash pay-out goes down each month until your policy ends. You'll pay the same amount each month.

What’s the benefit of decreasing cover?

Decreasing cover is usually a cheaper kind of cover. It's often used to protect a repayment mortgage. As you pay off your mortgage, the outstanding amount will go down. So the amount that your cover pays out when you die will go down, too. If you mainly need cover for your mortgage, you could get the support you need and pay less each month than level cover.

Should I get critical illness cover with life cover?

Critical illness cover pays out a cash lump sum if you are diagnosed with an illness covered by your policy before it ends. It could help you and your loved ones meet day-to-day costs and let you focus on your own health and wellbeing.

More about critical illness cover