The basics of a PPI

Payment protection insurance is meant to help you pay out monthly loans, mortgages, and credits if you’re unable to work. You do not have to own a PPI. Many loan lenders offer a PPI policy when you’re making an application for a loan. Before taking on PPI insurance, you need to read all the requirements and make a clear choice based on your finances and the future. The PPI should be quoted and applied separately from the loan. If you’d like a guide through making a PPI claim, check out our blog on it here. Another type of loan that is extremely useful is quick loans. You’ll be able to apply for a flexible one from PMLoans and receive beneficial budgeting/financial advice.

When signing up for a PPI, your insurance company is obligated to make a number of fixed monthly payments for a period of time when you’re no longer working. The insurance company only covers a minimal repayment of the amount you owe. The amount they pay won’t reduce your loan, mortgage or insurance by that much. Some PPI policies don’t pay out immediately, they can take a number of weeks before they start working

You may not need the cover

You may not need a PPI cover if you have a guaranteed regular income, you have a paid sick leave form your employer, your job is secured with a risk of redundancy, and you have a similar insurance policy such as income protection, life, and serious illness. Before you decide to take on this type of insurance, check if you are eligible.  You may not be eligible for a PPI claim if you are under 18, over 65, have lost your job for less than 16 hours, self-employed, on a temporary contract, have and existing medical condition and can’t work because of common and simple health and psychological issues.

Evaluate first!

You should consider several things before you take out a PPI. Do you really need the cover? If you have a similar cover on your life insurance a PPI is not really necessary.  If the full cost of the cover will affect your financial stability, do not consider the PPI. In case you fall out of the job, will a PPI save you from major financial issues or just minor ones?

If you are taking a loan, a PPI will cost you about 10% of the monthly loan repayment. If you are used to paying out your credits in one large monthly payment, you should not consider taking on a PPI. Your PPI premium can increase depending on the terms of your provider. Check with your lender before you sign any PPI agreements. If you’re making sure your finances are totally in order before taking out the loan, check out PMLoans. They have saving/budgeting tips available and they offer flexible, convenient quick loans that you can apply for.

You can make more than one claim

Depending on the type of policy you have, you can make more than one PPI claim. For most lenders, a PPI claim due to medical issues will automatically be the end of your PPI premium. For some, if you make other claims in the future you can pay for the premium and the policy will remain the same. Before signing any agreement with your lender, check if you can claim your PPI more than once.

Finally, you should be aware than you can cancel your PPI whenever you want to. If you pay your loans early and decide you no longer need the policy you can ask the creditor to cancel the policy. Plus, if during this process you experience minor financial difficulty, feel free to check out the quick loans that PMLoans are offering as they can bride your financial gap.