Personal Insurance from Newcastle Independent Financial Advisers

Amethyst IFA

83 Howard Street
North Shields
Tyne and Wear  NE30 1AF

0191 257 6704 0191 257 6256 Mon - Thurs 9am to 5pm
Friday - 9am to 4:30pm

Decreasing Term Assurance

The least expensive of the Term Assurances, Decreasing Term Assurance does what it says on the label. The level of benefit decreases as the term of the policy runs; the premiums do not however reduce. The premiums are fixed throughout the policy term, and the premium level is lower than that of Level Term Assurance as a result of the decreasing benefit. This type of life assurance is commonly used to protect Capital & Repayment mortgage debt. Typically the policy reduces the protection assuming a Mortgage Interest Rate of 10%. Many are paying mortgage interest at around 5% and, providing interest rates do not go over 10%, the benefit should reduce slower than the mortgage debt, ensuring repayment of the mortgage debt in full. However, there is no guarantee that the level of cover will match the outstanding debt upon a claim.

  • Provides a lump sum on death or terminal illness which can be used to cover outstanding repayments on a mortgage or loan
  • The level of cover reduces each year - in line with the sum you owe
  • If you die within the term of the policy, it will pay out a lump sum, to help clear whatever is outstanding on your debt at that point
  • This plan has no cash-in value at any time

For protection insurance we offer products from a limited panel of providers.

Risk Warning: These plans have no cash in value at any time.

Please refer to the policy document before taking out a policy to check any limitations.

Insurance which is based on an assessment of health of the applicant is unlikely to cover the applicant for previous or existing medical conditions and that the customer should refer to policy documentation and seek advice in order to understand what the policy does and does not cover before making an application.

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