When acquiring a mortgage to purchase a new home or buy-to-let property, it’s important to protect not only yourself, but your investment. It is therefore essential to take out adequate insurance in the event of fire or floods, theft, accidental damage, illness or bereavement, unemployment, separation, or any other eventuality that could put your home at risk. We’ll look at your protection needs and tailor your cover to your lifestyle.
We can provide you with advice and competitive quotes on the types of policies that are relevant to your circumstances. We are an Exclusive Associate of Vitality; therefore we are tied to Vitality and only recommend their products, in the event of Vitality declining a client we can look at other providers. The most common types of insurance we advise for home owners and landlords include:
Buildings & Contents
Mortgage lenders insist that home owners insure their properties with adequate buildings and contents cover. This type of policy will normally insure your residential home or buy-to-let property, (as well and fixtures, fittings and contents) against damage caused by fire or flooding, lightening and storms, subsidence, accidental damage, escape of water, theft and vandalism.
The policy you choose should be sufficient to cover the rebuild cost of your property. The best deal is usually acquired by taking out a joint buildings and contents insurance policy. However, if you buy a flat that is managed by a factor, you may find that buildings insurance is already in place for the entire apartment block. This is something we will check for you when you purchase your new property.
Whilst most people insure their cars, homes and other valuable belongings, many don’t insure themselves. Life Insurance provides a valuable safety net for your family if the unthinkable should happen, helping them financially during a difficult time. Many policies include terminal illness benefit, too.
Critical Illness Cover
This type of policy aims to ensure you are financially protected against the impact that being diagnosed with a specific critical illness could have on you and your loved ones. It is common for this type of cover to be added to a life insurance policy.
Serious Illness Cover
Serious Illness Cover helps protect you financially if you fall ill. This will pay you out a cash lump sum based on the severity of your condition – meaning that you can focus all your energies on making a full recovery.
Unlike typical critical illness cover, this pays out for the less severe conditions as well as the more critical ones. So if you get ill and need to claim, this insurance will give you a percentage of your cover depending on how severe your condition is. This means that if a condition gets caught early on, the insurance provider will pay out a portion to alleviate the stress, but you’ll also have the rest of your cover should you need to claim again and again.
Most home owners would find it difficult to cover their mortgage payments if they were unable to work. We never like to imagine that we’ll face ill health or accidental injury, but it’s important to protect yourself and your home just in case. An Income Protection insurance policy may be affordable and is intended to provide income to help replace any lost earnings as a result of illness or injury.
Redundancy & Unemployment Cover
This type of policy provides short-term income protection, usually for up to 12 months, if you are unable to work as a result of involuntary redundancy. Some income protection policies also combine sickness and accident cover, as well as unemployment.
If you purchase a buy-to-let property, a standard home insurance policy may not provide sufficient cover. Landlords’ Insurance is usually the best choice. This type of policy usually includes buildings insurance, but it could also cover things like loss of rent, compensation claims from tenants, legal cover, loss of income if your property is damaged, and property owner’s public liability.
Some insurance covers are based on an assessment of the health of the applicant. Most insurance companies are unlikely to cover previous or existing medical conditions, customers should always refer to policy documentation and seek advice in order to understand what the policy does and does not cover before making an application.
The Mortgage Hub – meet the team
A wealth of industry experience is just the start of the range of expertise at The Mortgage Hub. We are a highly professional group of customer focussed mortgage advisers who genuinely want to help you through your property and mortgage journey.
Take a moment to meet our team and feel free to drop us a line on any mortgage or insurance related matter – we really do want to help!
The Mortgage Hub
38 Cadzow Street,
Hamilton ML3 6DG
Our customer service– see what our clients say
We have been customers of Wilson for over 17 years, his company is second to none. Always gives fantastic service and has always works endlessly to get us the best deals, making us feel very comfortable and valued. The girls in the office are extremely helpfully and friendly and nothing is ever a bother to them. Have recommended The Mortgage Hub to all our friends and family and we will continue to use their invaluable service for years to come and would highly recommend to anyone looking for financial advice. – Sharon Kyle
We would both like to thank you all for all of your help since the start of the year. When we first met with Wilson we had absolutely no idea about anything to do with getting a mortgage, how much we needed for a deposit, or buying a home. Now we are homeowners together and couldn’t be happier! We appreciate all of the searching to get us the best mortgage deal and the best insurance policies, and we will definitely be keeping in touch for some more help when our current deals run out! We have also recommended your services to my best friend and her partner who were in the same situation as us, who I think have already been in to speak to you, so hopefully they benefit from your services the way we did. And finally would just like to say thanks for putting up with my constant e-mails and phone calls!! We probably wouldn’t have this home if it wasn’t for all of your help and knowledge, it is very much appreciated. – Emma and Barry
“Having an independent mortgage advisor really helped because I feel they really had my interests at heart. The Mortgage Hub team have very valuable knowledge and were able to handle my complicated mortgage situation in a way that made me feel less stressed about the whole thing.”
“Having worked previously with Mortgage Hub to help me secure my very first home, I have found them extremely professional and providing an excellent service. I am therefore always confident in referring my friends and family to Mortgage Hub knowing they will always receive the best advice.”
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