Protect your home, income and loved ones

Should the worst happen, it's critical to have the right insurance policy in place.

We can advise you on a range of affordable plans including life insurance, income protection and critical illness cover.

Buy yourself peace of mind today.

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Mortgage Protection
Building & Contents
Critical illness cover
Income Protection

Your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage.

Insurance for life's unexpected events

Mortgage Protection

A mortgage protection plan is designed to pay off your mortgage in full should you die prematurely during the term of the policy.

It's decreasing term life insurance, and suited to people with repayment mortgages. Decreasing term means the sum assured (ie the payout) reduces over the mortgage term in line with the outstanding mortgage balance.

Joint borrowers can take out a policy which will payout on first death to clear the mortgage for the survivor

Level Term Insurance

Level term insurance is ideally suited to borrowers with interest-only mortgages.

It pays the fixed sum assured, usually set at the same amount as the original mortgage loan. Should the policyholder die at any point during the term, it ensures the mortgage can be paid off in full.

Critical Illness Cover

Critical Illness Insurance pays a tax-free lump sum should the insured person be diagnosed with a severe illness like cancer, heart attack or stroke.

It will often cover other severe medical conditions. For example, loss of a limb, Parkinson's disease, Motor Neurone disease or blindness. It can be bolted on for an additional premium to a mortgage protection or level term insurance policy or bought as a standalone product.

Income Protection Insurance

Income Protection is widely used by the self-employed.  It provides a monthly tax-free income should illness or injury prevent the policyholder from working.

Most policies pay 50-65% of pre-illness income until the policyholder returns to work, retires or dies. Payments are deferred for a pre-determined period between four weeks and a year after the injury or diagnosis.  The longer the deferment period, the lower the premium.

Buildings & Contents Insurance

Buildings insurance is mandatory for anyone taking out a mortgage, as it provides protection of the lender's security. It also means that if, for example, fire destroyed your home, the Buildings insurance policy would cover the costs of rebuilding or reinstating the home to it's previous condition.

Contents insurance protects the homeowner against the same events damaging or destroying their household contents.

Usually, Buildings and Contents insurance is sold as a combined policy but either can be bought on their own.

Protection products without the fuss

Welcome to the faster, more convenient way to get life insurance, income protection and critical illness cover.

Using the latest digital mortgage technology, automation, and open banking, we've slashed the time it takes to provide the most suitable insurance product for your needs.

This enables your advisor to carry out faster product sourcing and recommendations.

Saving you time and hassle.

Always know how your application is progressing

Self Employed Mortgage Hub Client Portal

All your application details are stored inside your dedicated client portal. Use it to securely upload documents, communicate with your advisor and view your application status.

You'll also receive real-time sms and email updates as your application progresses. It's easy.

Faqs

Get answers to your most common questions below...
How many years accounts do I need?

You'll usually need a minimum of one year's accounts for a lender to agree an application.

Contractors can sometimes get a mortgage approved with less than a year's books, but the lender will look at each case on it's merits.

Once an advisor has viewed your credit file (don't worry, our digital mortgage appliation process makes this very straightforward), a decision in principle can normally be made within 24 hours. Sometimes the same day.

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How much deposit will I need?

There are many affordable mortgage deals available with just a 5% deposit.

However, the best rates and deals are reserved for borrowers with larger deposits (25%+), as a lower loan-to-value (LTV) represents less risk for the lender.

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Do you run a credit search?

Not initially. We will need to see your credit report before we can provide a decision in principle. If and when you decide to proceed to an application, your lender will carry out a further credit search as part of their underwriting process.

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Are there any upfront fees?

Unlike some competitors, we don't charge any upfront fees. No mortgage, no fee.

A broker fee is only payable after you've received a formal mortgage offer from a lender. The fee will depend on the complexity of your case and the amount of work required to source your mortgage deal.

Your advisor will inform you of the fee in advance, once he's checked your credit file, gathered all relevant info and provided you with a decision in principle. There's no obligation at this point, and you can walk away without paying a penny if you wish.

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How quickly can you arrange my mortgage?

Unlike traditional brokers, our digital application process makes it quick and simple to get a self employed mortgage.

Expect a decision in principle within 24 hours of us receiving your credit report.

Each lender will have different volumes of applications to process, and therefore timeframes to turn around cases. But 4-6 weeks is common.

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Will my mortgage cost more?

It largely depends on your credit history. But assuming a clean bill of health, many lenders offer highly competitive rates similar to those available to mainstream borrowers.

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Can I borrow extra on top of what I already owe?

Yes, either by remortgaging with a new lender, taking out a further advance with your current lender, or via a secured loan (a.k.a second charge mortgage).

Just tell us your requirements and we'll let you know your options in plain english.

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I've got a bad credit history, can you help?

Yes. Much will depend on the severity of your adverse credit, and how large a deposit you have.

For obvious reasons, bankruptcy is the most difficult form of bad credit to source a mortgage for. But we work with lenders willing to lend within 3 - 4 years of discharge.

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