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How to Assign a Mortgage Life Insurance Policy

If you’re on this here blog, I can assume a couple of things:

you’ve bought or are buying a house and
you’ve either bought or are buying Mortgage Protection or Life Insurance because you have to.

I can also probably assume you’re a responsible adult – or at the very least, you’re very good at pretending, which as we all know: all the best people are.

Now, there is one thing you need to know. This one thing is either coming to you too late or just in the nick of time, depending on whether or not you now own a house.

The banks are great for mortgages, but they’re a rip off when it comes to Mortgage Protection...

How Does Tax Relief on Income Protection Work?

Income protection premiums can seem expensive especially compared to something like mortgage protection which is cheap as old chips.

Why does income protection cost more?

Well, simply because you're less likely to die during the term of your mortgage protection; the risk of you making a claim on income protection is much MUCH higher.

And if the insurer gets a whiff that they may have to pay out, they hike your premiums to cover their butt.

Fortunately, tax relief on your income protection can reduce your premiums by up to 40% making it a more attractive proposition.

How Smoking Affects Mortgage Life Insurance Premiums

I’m not going to tell you not to smoke.

I’m not your ma.

I’m also not going to tell you about the health risks, because we all already know. After all, we’ve seen the big rotten tumour on the fag packets.

I am going to tell you that smoking makes your Life Insurance premiums more expensive.

And don’t think you’re not included in this one too, holier-than-thou-vape-smokers. While your vape may smell like cotton candy or whatever notion-y flavour you’ve gone for, the insurers will charge you more too.

What’s the Average Cost of Mortgage Protection Insurance in Ireland?

How much is mortgage protection insurance in Ireland?

The average cost of mortgage protection in Ireland is €23.46

And that concludes this blog post.

Have a nice life.

But what if you're not average, what if you're remarkable like most of our clients?

Well then my friend, I urge you to read on.

Vhi Life Insurance Review

I'll admit I was worried when Vhi life insurance entered the market. 

Vhi has one million customers, that's roughly 990,000 more than us.

Little Lion.ie taking on the mighty Vhi is like David taking on Goliath, Cúchulainn and Geoff Capes simultaneously!

6 Ways to Avoid Delays with Mortgage Protection Insurance

After months of stress with mortgage approval and finding a place you's like to call home, you're finally sale agreed and ready to close.

It should be a breeze from here.

All you need to do is arrange your home insurance and mortgage protection - your bank said that would only take a few days.

But what the bank failed to mention was the bajillion health questions on the mortgage protection application form and what would happen if you answered "yes" to any of them.

How Long Should You Take Life Insurance For?

If you've decided that now's time to get life insurance for your family, congratulations!

It's a smart move and the grown-up thing to do.

But how do you choose the right amount of years for your cover?

Home buyer diaries: How a sound brother (and his lovely wife) helped Susan buy her home

We bought a mid-terrace in Drogheda (Meath Part) in a really quiet and lovely neighbourhood. It has 3 bedrooms, a living room and kitchen and a small garden.

Because of our budget, we had to go for something structurally solid but still had a lot of stuff to be done by ourselves.

We lost bidding on the houses with less work ?

Heart Conditions & Life Insurance

Life insurance is crucial in protecting your family in case the worst should happen, but you might have to jump through some hoops in order to get it.

If you have a heart condition, you may be surprised by how difficult obtaining life insurance can be.

The good news is that there are several ways to get life insurance if you have a heart condition that will meet your needs.

Do You Need Life Insurance or Income Protection if You’re Renting?

1 in 5 Irish people live in rented accommodation.

They need life insurance.

Here's why...

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