Mortgage Protection Frequestly Asked Questions

Mortgage protection insurance is a life insurance policy designed to clear the balance on a mortgage account in the event of the death of the mortgage account holder/s. As one of Ireland's leading mortgage protection advisers, we have negotiated a discount of 16% below the lowest quotes in the market which equates to almost 5 years free cover!


What is mortgage protection insurance?
Mortgage protection insurance is a life insurance policy designed to clear the balance on your mortgage in the event of death of the policy holder. The level of cover is designed to reduce as the balance on your mortgage reduces. Mortgage protection insurance acts as a form of security for lenders in that the mortgage will be cleared on the death of the policy holder and it also acts as protection for remaining family members.
Explain how our mortgage protection calculator works.
Our Mortgage protection Insurance calculator works by searching all the major Life Insurance Companies for their mortgage protection quotes for the values you have input into the calculator. We display the quotes returned and above this we display our best  price after taking account of special discounts available to us which we pass on to you in full.
The calculator will also give you discounted figures for life insurance and serious illness. Our mortgage protection advisers will discuss the merits of particular products and insurance companies with you when assisting you in arriving at a preferred choice.
Do I need to take out Mortgage protection with my mortgage lender?

Absolutely not - you are free to seek independent advice and deal with the best provider.

We will provide you with the best available product from Ireland's leading Life Insurance Companies and you will save money as a result.

We receive calls  every day from customers who were sold expensive mortgage protection policies through their lenders and who want to save some money and ensure that they still have adequate protection in place.

Do you provide mortgage protection quotes for all the life insurance companies.

Mortgages.ie provides you with the best products from Ireland's leading Life Insurance Companies. We analyse your needs and search the market to find the lowest price policy that matches your needs. We then apply a range of discounts of up to 16% off the lowest price in the market to ensure you get the best value.

We provide clear advice on all the various options open to you.

Our partners account for almost 100% of all mortgage protection business written in Ireland and we select the best products from their range, for you.

Why do I need mortgage protection?

Under the Consumer Credit Act 1995 ( as amended) a Mortgage lender is obliged to ensure that a Life insurance policy is in place to cover the balance due on a mortgage, in the event of the death of a borrower, or in the case of a joint mortgage, in the event of the death of one of the borrowers.

The principal exceptions to these requirements are:

  • Where the mortgage is  taken out in respect of a property that is not the principal private residence, no life insurance is necessary .
  • No mortgage protection is required where the borrower is over 50 at time of Loan approval.
  • It is not mandatory where the premium is excessive due to medical issues.

Important note. The fact that mortgage protection is not required under the exceptions noted above, should not stop you from seriously considering taking out a policy in these circumstances.It is also at the lender's discretion wheteher or not to insist on a mortgage protection policy as a condition of a mortgage.
For further information on the consumer protection Act please click Here

How do I arrange a better value mortgage protection policy.

The steps involved in switching to a cheaper policy are as follows.

1. Check the level of your existing cover and how much you are paying.
2. Compare your current cost with our best offering by using our mortgage protection calculator.
3. We will go through the alternative quotes with you.
4. We will arrange for the completion of the paperwork and issue of your new cheaper policy.
5. Only cancel you existing policy after the new policy has issued

What happens if I stop paying my mortgage protection policy?

Please never stop paying your mortgage protection policy.

It is a specific condition of your mortgage and you will be in breach of your mortgage agreement if you let the policy lapse.
If you are having difficulties meeting your mortgage protection payment, you should advise your lender as soon as possible.

The main reason for continuing to pay your mortgage protection is that If you die and the policy has lapsed, your dependants may not be in a position to afford the mortgage repayments and they could lose the family home

How much does mortgage protection cost?

Use our mortgage protection calculator to calculate the cost of cover.
The good news is that mortgage protection insurance is surprisingly cheap, principally because only tiny fraction of policy holders passes away during the mortgage term.
Mortgage protection charges are fixed for the duration of the policy.


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Free cover offer explained!
Mortgages.ie and lIfeinsurance.ie have negotiated a special arrangements with our Life insurance Companies to provide you with great value protection.

While most of our Life insurers will match the cheapest standard quote in the market, we have also negotiated additional discounts op up to 16% off the lowest mortgage  protection quote available in the market and 10% off serious illness cover on Zurich serious illness policies.

Our special discounts are available throughout the term of your policy and one way of looking on it as that you effectively get five years free cover over a typical mortgage term.

Our savings on a typical policy run into thousands for you over the term of your policy.