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    • Tberry
    • By Tberry 11th Mar 17, 12:00 AM
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    Old endowment mortgage
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    • 11th Mar 17, 12:00 AM
    Old endowment mortgage 11th Mar 17 at 12:00 AM
    I bought my first small flat back in 1988 and had a small endowment mortgage, I sold it in 1997 and stayed with the same mortgage provider with my new place, I since sold that and bought another place, where I am now and mortgage free since retirement. Now I'm wondering after all this time if I might be entitled to some payment from the endowment. My mortgage provider for both places was Britannia Building Society, which I've just learned, has since been taken over by the Co-op. How would I go about finding out, what questions should I ask, has anyone on here had the same query? The reason I'm thinking about it now is that I have been paying attention to Martin's words about PPI and searched till I found every bit of paperwork that I still had, and found that I and my (then) joint mortgage holder had been paying for employment cover, and I have made a claim for my half of what we paid. Any words of advice would be very gratefully received. Thanks
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    • dunstonh
    • By dunstonh 11th Mar 17, 12:11 AM
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    Now I'm wondering after all this time if I might be entitled to some payment from the endowment.
    When did you stop paying into it?

    How would I go about finding out
    Ask the insurance company you bought the endowment with. The insurer would send a statement every year if the policy was in force. This assumes you gave them any change of addresses.

    The reason I'm thinking about it now is that I have been paying attention to Martin's words about PPI and searched till I found every bit of paperwork that I still had, and found that I and my (then) joint mortgage holder had been paying for employment cover, and I have made a claim for my half of what we paid.
    Not sure what PPI has to do with this.
    I am an Independent Financial Adviser (IFA). Comments are for discussion purposes only. They are not financial advice. Different people have different needs and what is right for one person may not be for another. If you feel an area discussed may be relevant to you, then please seek advice from a Financial Adviser local to you.
    • McKneff
    • By McKneff 11th Mar 17, 12:13 AM
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    Did you stop paying for the endowment so that it was cancelled. Normally you take an endowment out for a certain amount of years, you pay only the interest to the mortgage company. Wnen the endowment matures. It pays off the mortgage.

    Endowment and ppi are 2 completely different things so your post isnt making a lot of sense ?
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    • Tberry
    • By Tberry 11th Mar 17, 3:02 PM
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    • 11th Mar 17, 3:02 PM
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    • 11th Mar 17, 3:02 PM
    Sorry, I can see it doesn't make much sense - now! I mentioned PPI because while it was while I was searching out old insurance papers, that I found most were about actual mortgages, statements etc., and it reminded me about the endowment. I must have stopped paying towards the endowment when I started a new, joint mortgage in 1997, and paid off my old mortgage, which hadn't run for the intended original number of years, I think I had a twenty year mortgage endowment. I just don't remember if the endowment payments were deducted from the final balance or not, haven't managed to find all the relevant papers (two house moves since then), or if perhaps they wouldn't be paid out anyway till the twenty years were up, just wondered if anyone has had a similar experience. Also they wouldn't have had my current address when the 20 years had passed.
    • dunstonh
    • By dunstonh 11th Mar 17, 4:16 PM
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    or if perhaps they wouldn't be paid out anyway till the twenty years were up,
    As long as you continue to make payments to the endowment then it would pay up on maturity.

    If you stopped making payments then you would either surrender the plan (and obtain the surrender value) or make the plan paid up (which would effectively stop the plan growing through extra contributions). Paid up plans continue to issue statements. Most people surrender rather than go paid up.
    I am an Independent Financial Adviser (IFA). Comments are for discussion purposes only. They are not financial advice. Different people have different needs and what is right for one person may not be for another. If you feel an area discussed may be relevant to you, then please seek advice from a Financial Adviser local to you.
    • Tberry
    • By Tberry 11th Mar 17, 11:19 PM
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    • 11th Mar 17, 11:19 PM
    Thank you for that, it makes sense to me, but as I've forgotten so much of what happened around that time (illness etc.), I thought I should check out if anyone here could enlighten me, and you have. You seem to know your stuff!
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