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    • jctate3
    • By jctate3 16th Apr 19, 3:58 PM
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    Do I still need my life cover
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    • 16th Apr 19, 3:58 PM
    Do I still need my life cover 16th Apr 19 at 3:58 PM
    Hello, I am new to this and new to being quite good at managing money (although still not debt free) so looking for ways to save and cut monthly expenses. I am looking for advice about life cover for my mortgage. I borrowed 86 in 2000 for my mortgage and I took life cover incase I was critically ill and unable to make payments (or for my children to pay it off if I die). 3 years later I increased the mortgage to 124K to build an extension. As my cover was only for 86K I was advised to take additional cover for the rest - which I did. So ever since, I have been paying two policies, one to L&G and one to Aviva. However, the total owed on the mortgage is now down to less than the original amount (currently 74K) so I wonder if I should still keep paying the additional policy (it's 54 per month and theres no benefit unless I die or become ill but the original policy will cover whats owed)
    Last edited by jctate3; 16-04-2019 at 4:15 PM. Reason: to remove post
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    • dunstonh
    • By dunstonh 16th Apr 19, 4:06 PM
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    • 16th Apr 19, 4:06 PM
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    • 16th Apr 19, 4:06 PM
    Easy way to work out if you have a financial need for it is to look at what would happen if you died or suffered a claimable event.
    I am an Independent Financial Adviser (IFA). Comments are for discussion purposes only. They are not financial advice. If you feel an area discussed may be relevant to you, then please seek advice from an Independent Financial Adviser local to you.
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