Hand in Hand
Mortgage Finance and Insurance go hand in hand. Insurance is an area you need to be aware of and is where many people let themselves down. How prepared are you for a financial emergency? This is something we don’t like to think about, but now you have taken a home loan we need to make sure that you are protected.
Have you considered what would happen to your family if you or your partner were no longer able to provide an income? You may be fit and healthy now and hopefully you will stay that way, but just in case the unthinkable were to happen we can help make sure that the financial security of your family is safe.
We believe the question you should ask yourself is:
“How is my family going to cope with keeping our family home in place if I am gone or unable to earn income due to disability or for health reasons?”
Buying a property is a major step and one you want to make sure is properly protected in the event of misfortune. At Majesty we have access to a full range of insurance solutions. Check out our advisor profiles on the next page all of the team are very experienced Insurance/Risk specialists who will provide you with the right advice.
Insuring your house for its full replacement value is essential. The bank or lender will not advance the loan if the house is not adequately insured.
While not essential, it is strongly recommended that you insure the contents of your family home. Imagine the devastation if fire burned your house and all of its contents to the ground and you did not have your contents insured. How would you pay to replace all of your items? For landlords a basic contents option is commonly available (generally for a maximum of $5,000).
Life Insurance & Debt Protection
When you buy a home and take out a mortgage, your whole risk profile changes dramatically. You need to ensure your life insurance is still sufficient to cover your family’s needs if something happens to you.
Not only do you need to ensure your family is protected if you die, but what about if you face serious disability or illness through an accident or health issue such as cancer or a heart attack. Having critical illness and trauma cover in place will ensure a lump sum cash benefit paid to you to help your recovery and give you the best chance of survival.
Income Protection & Mortgage Protection
How are you going to make your mortgage payments if you become sick or lose your job? You need to make sure you can still pay for the roof over your family’s head. Mortgage and income protection usually pays a tax free monthly benefit in the event you cannot work due to injury or illness
We are very fortunate to have New Zealand’s public medical system which pays for many emergency related accidents and illnesses for its citizens. This however, is getting under more and more strain from the ageing population and number of people needing this funded treatment. For some conditions people are waiting up to two years for treatment
Private health insurance can provide you with the best possible care when and where you need it, which can fast-track your recovery and treatment process.
Don’t ignore the insurance issue – Address It!