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You asked: What is life insurance?

It's a simple, affordable way to help your family cope financially if you were to die. You can choose how much cover you need and for how long you'd like to be covered; then, if you die within the policy term, life insurance can provide a cash lump sum to help protect your family from the financial difficulty that losing a loved one can bring.

We currently offer life insurance with decreasing cover, which provides a level of cover that decreases over time, broadly in line with a repayment loan or mortgage. The premiums will stay the same during the term of the policy, unless you choose to make changes to the cover.

We also offer life insurance with increasing cover, which provides a level of cover that increases annually in line with the Consumer Prices Index (CPI), a recognised measure of inflation. Premiums will also increase annually to reflect this. Because the level of cover can increase over time, it helps to protect your loved ones against the rising cost of living. (The maximum amount your cover can increase by is 10% and your premiums could increase by a maximum of 15%.) If you choose not to accept the increase, or if the CPI doesn't increase at all, your cover and premiums will stay the same.

With our life insurance, there is no cash in value at any time.

There are different ways to help protect your family, compare our policies to see which might best suit your needs.

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