Life insurance

Life insurance articles

Here's where you'll find useful information and guidance on how to look after your loved ones with life insurance.

Our articles offer tips and guidance on all things life insurance - whether  you're looking for ways to keep your premiums low, or you're starting a family and considering getting cover.

Life insurance calculator

Figure out how much cover you might need, and what you can afford, in a few quick steps.

Life insurance glossary

If you’re unfamiliar with the language of life insurance, take a look at our A to Z of key terms.

All about life insurance

Our articles tell you everything you need to know about life insurance, including how it works, and how to identify the type of cover that’s right for you.

How does life insurance work?

From how much life insurance costs to who gets the money if you die during the policy term, here’s a simple guide to life insurance and how it works.

Understand life insurance

Mortgage protection when you're buying a home

Whether you’re a first-time buyer, moving up the property ladder or securing a buy-to-let, here’s why you might want to get that financial protection in place.

Life insurance for home movers

Think you can't afford life insurance? This might help

Read our 4 top tips on how to make the cost of life insurance more manageable.

Affordable life insurance

Want to switch your life insurance policy?

You might regularly review or change your car or home insurance policy. But is it worth doing the same with your life insurance?

Want to switch your life insurance policy?

What is mortgage protection insurance?

Mortgage protection insurance is a type of term life insurance. Find out more about how mortgage protection insurance works, and how it can help you here.

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What's the difference between life insurance and life assurance?

Life insurance and life assurance are terms that are often used interchangeably – but is there a difference?

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The difference between a death in service policy and life insurance

Understand the difference and why you might need both.

Know the difference

Understanding life insurance

Explore our different types of cover.

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Should I buy a single or joint life insurance policy?

Understand the difference between both policies.

Single or joint?

What is term life insurance?

There are 3 different types of term life insurance.

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Your life insurance policy

What happens when you actually need to use a policy, or if you need to make changes to your policy because of life events like divorce, marriage, or starting a family? These articles tell you how to navigate using your policy or make changes to it.

Get a life insurance quote

Got 5 minutes? That’s how fast most customers get a quote and a decision. Remember, you can add critical illness cover when you apply for life insurance.