Insurance and protection

Insurance and protection

When it comes to you, your family, your financial security and your possessions, you will want to protect them. Specialist insurance policies can help you do this and protect you from a range of things from your house being burgled or your boiler breaking to ensuring you have an income if you are unable to work or you can get private healthcare when you need it.

When taking out insurance, you decide what level of cover you want and then choose a policy which meets your needs. You will have to pay a premium – often monthly – for the policy and should you need to make a claim the insurance company will pay out once they have verified your claim.

Most of us know about things like travel insurance, car insurance and home insurance, particularly as these products get so much air time on television.  It’s always a good idea to shop around, make sure that your current policies are giving you good value for money, and keep your details updated with your policy provider on a regular basis.

When it comes to more specialist policies such as, life insurance, health insurance or income protection, it’s often a good idea to get advice from a financial adviser to find policies which meet your particular needs.  This can leave you with peace of mind that if the worst happens, your family will still be supported financially, if you lose your job you still have an income to ensure bills are paid and you have money to live on, or if you become ill or seriously injured you can access private health facilities.

We can help you get in touch with experts in insurance who can help you find the products you’re looking for.  Although it’s becoming easier to make comparisons and cut costs from the comfort of your own home, by using comparison tools, you can sometimes save even more money by using an independent financial adviser.  Dealing with insurance policies on a regular basis, they’re also in an excellent position to make useful comparisons of features and benefits that may be useful to you.

You should also consider

Adviser qualifications

You can use our guide to financial adviser qualifications to help you find an adviser with the right qualifications to help you

The unbiased.co.uk adviser checklist

Take a look at our guide to help you shop around and find the right adviser for you

How to pay for financial advice

Read our guide to find out about the different ways you can pay for financial advice