How much Life insurance is enough? That’s an expansive question that is entirely subjective, so it’s difficult to provide a definitive answer.

The main thing to keep in mind is how comfortable you’d want your loved ones to be if you were no longer around. Therefore, only you know  how much life insurance you’ll need.

Many of our customers want to make sure debts are covered (such as a mortgage) to give financial protection to your family if you were to pass away. This includes the ability to:

  • Pay off a mortgage

  • Pay off any credit agreements (credit cards, loans, car finance)

  • Support a spouse/partner

  • Look after any children you have 

  • Cover the costs of your funeral

You’ll need to consider your circumstances (which are ever-changing) including:

Once you’ve given this information some thought, it’s then really easy to arrange and compare life insurance online. Over the years, life insurance brokers have streamlined application processes, so it can take as little as half an hour to set up a Life Insurance policy online.

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The two types of life insurance policies you’re most likely to come across are ‘term insurance’ (the more basic form of life insurance) and ‘whole-of-life’.

‘Term’ life insurance policies run for a fixed period of time (known as the ‘term’ of your policy) eg. 10, 15 or 25 years - but only pay out if you were to die during the term of the policy. There’s no lump sum payable at the end of the term.

With a ‘whole-of-life’ insurance policy, the clue is in the name. Unfortunately, we all die one day, so as this policy is ongoing, it will pay out a lump sum whenever that day comes.

As you’d imagine, a whole-of-life policy is typically more expensive than a term insurance policy, since as long as premium payments are made, the insurer will always have to pay out, whereas you may outlive a term insurance policy.

Whole-of-life cover is often an appealing option to those who are determined to leave some form of inheritance to their loved ones.

Right For You

At Cavendish, we’re committed to providing our customers with the information they need to make an informed choice about what kind of policy is right for them. We have plenty of useful information and guides on our website to help you navigate your way.

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If you don’t currently have any cover in place or you’re unsure if any existing cover you have still meets your needs - the team at Cavendish may be able to help. Apply online for life cover or speak to us today.

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