All Things Protection

Welcome to The Online Mortgage Guru, your trusted source for insightful information on insurance and financial protection.(Types of Protection | The Online Mortgage Guru) In this article, we’ll delve into the world of protection products, highlighting their significance in line with the FCA’s Consumer Duty. From mortgage life and critical illness cover to income protection, private medical insurance, key person protection, business loan protection, and development finance protection, we’ll explore how these insurances can safeguard your financial well-being.

1. What is Protection? Understanding the Need
Protection (Protection Guide | The Online Mortgage Guru) is like a safety net that shields you and your loved ones from life’s uncertainties. It’s a way to secure your financial future and gain peace of mind. By having appropriate insurance coverage, you can mitigate risks and ensure that you’re prepared for unexpected events that may impact your finances.

2. Mortgage Life and Critical Illness Cover: Safeguarding Your Home
Your home is not just a physical structure—it’s a place filled with cherished memories. Mortgage life and critical illness cover are insurance policies that provide protection for your home. Mortgage life cover ensures that your mortgage is paid off if you pass away, relieving your loved ones of the financial burden. Critical illness cover offers financial support in the event of a serious illness, allowing you to focus on recovery without worrying about mortgage payments.

3. Income Protection: Preserving Your Livelihood
Your ability to earn an income is one of your most valuable assets. Income protection insurance acts as a safety net if you’re unable to work due to illness or disability. It provides a regular income, replacing a portion of your earnings, to help you meet your financial obligations during challenging times.

4. Private Medical Insurance: Your Health, Your Priority
Health is wealth, and private medical insurance allows you to prioritize your well-being. This type of insurance provides access to private healthcare services, including consultations, treatments, and diagnostic tests. With private medical cover, you can enjoy faster access to healthcare and the peace of mind that comes with knowing you’re well-protected.

5. Key Person Protection: Safeguarding Your Business’s Vital Asset
In any business, certain individuals play a critical role in its success. Key person protection is an insurance policy that provides financial protection in the event of the death or critical illness of a key individual within your organisation. It helps mitigate the financial impact and ensures the continuity of your business operations during challenging times.

6. Business Loan Protection: Mitigating Financial Risks
When running a business, it’s common to rely on loans for various purposes. Business loan protection offers insurance coverage that safeguards your business against loan repayment difficulties in the event of death or critical illness of a key person responsible for loan repayments. It ensures that your business can meet its financial obligations, protecting its financial stability.

7. Development Finance Protection: Mitigating Risks in Property Development
Property development projects come with inherent risks, and development finance protection (Development Finance Protection | The Online Mortgage Guru) is designed to mitigate those risks. It provides insurance coverage to property developers, protecting them from potential setbacks such as project delays, planning permission issues, or cost overruns. This protection ensures that developers can navigate the complexities of property development with confidence.

Congratulations! You now have a comprehensive understanding of various protection products and their significance in safeguarding your financial well-being. From mortgage life and critical illness cover to income protection, private medical insurance, key person protection, business loan protection, and development finance protection, each insurance product serves a specific purpose in securing your future.

To take the next step towards protecting what matters most to you, we encourage you to consult with insurance professionals who can guide you through the process. They will help you assess your needs, compare different insurance options, and find the right coverage that aligns with the FCA’s Consumer Duty.

Don’t wait until it’s too late! Take action today and ensure the financial security of yourself, your loved ones, and your business. Reach out to trusted insurance advisors who can provide expert advice and tailor-made solutions to meet your unique requirements.

Remember, protecting what matters is not just a smart decision, but also a responsible one. Your financial security and peace of mind are worth investing in. Start the journey towards comprehensive protection today and safeguard your future.

If you have any further questions or need assistance, feel free to contact us at The Online Mortgage Guru. We’re here to help you make informed decisions and provide the guidance you need to protect your financial well-being.

Take charge of your future. Protect what matters. Act now!

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Life Insurance in 4 Easy Steps

Step 1 - Cover Amount

Life Insurance pays out a lump sum of money if you pass away or if you’re diagnosed with a Terminal Illness during the term period. 

Min. £1,000. Please type multiples of 1,000

Insurance Term

The policy term is how long you want the policy to run for. Most people align the term with their financial responsibilites such as a mortgage.


Min. 5 years. Max up to 40 years (max policy age is 65).

Cover Type

If you’re not sure what cover type you require, please read this: Insurance Cover Types

Who do you need cover for?

Are you looking at covering yourself or would you like to cover both yourself and someone else, such as a partner? READ MORE

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Step 2 - Your Details

Date of Birth

Smoking Status

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Contact Details

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Questions about your health

Please ensure that the following questions are answered by the applicant.

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Do you have (or have you ever had) any form of cancer, heart disease or disorder (including angina and heart attack), diabetes, stroke, HIV, hepatitis B or hepatitis C?

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Are you currently visiting any doctor other than your own GP, on an ongoing basis for any medical condition (you can ignore blood pressure, cholesterol, physiotherapy, osteopathy, podiatry, infertility or glaucoma)?

Question 3

In the last 2 years have you had any abnormal test result which required more than one follow up visit with a doctor, consultant or other health professional?

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In the last 12 months have you had any unexplained symptoms for which you are still under investigation or have not yet sought medical advice for? This includes unexplained bleeding, weight loss or a lump or growth, numbness or tingling

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Are you currently awaiting results of any tests or investigations?

Life Insurance in 4 Easy Steps

Step 4 - Submission of Quote Request

Do you require critical illness cover?

Would you like to add critical illness cover to the policy?

Why would you need critical illness cover?

State benefits might not be enough to replace your income if something goes wrong. Critical illness protection provides peace of mind providing cover for a range of serious illnesses. You should consider getting critical illness cover if:

  • You don’t have enough savings to tide you over if you become seriously ill
  • You don’t have an employee benefits package to support you financially following a serious illness

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As our financial responsibilities grow the need for protection when disaster strikes grows too. 

At the Online Mortgage Guru, we understand the need for protection and protection that doesn’t cost the earth.

As with our mortgage information, our aim is to provide you with up-to-date and comprehensive guidance on protection. We’re also able to put you in touch with brokers who know the market and can advise on the right protection to suit you.

It’s important to understand your individual circumstances when working out whether you need protection and what type of protection you need. It also depends on what stage of life you’re at. Elements to consider will be:

  • Your age
  • Health
  • Your financial commitments

Choosing the wrong product could have a detrimental impact on your life and finances. 

Our experts can help with: 

  • Mortgage payment protection – A common insurance cover as a mortgage is often the biggest financial commitment. It will ensure your mortgage payments are still made and your home is safe.
  • Income protection – If you suddenly become unable to work due to accident or sickness essential financial commitments will be made until you’re able to go back.
  • Life Assurance – A level of protection that can give you comfort that your family will be taken care of should anything happen to you. 
  • Critical illness cover – Whilst similar to life assurance this level of protection pays out on diagnosis of certain illnesses.
  • Buildings and Contents Insurance – Protecting your home whether it’s from fire, flooding or subsidence.


The Online Mortgage Guru work with vetted independent expert advisors who are regulated by the FCA and work based on circumstances unique to you. 

Contact us on 0345 3669799 or email us via and we’ll put you in touch with a suitable specialist to handle your enquiry with no obligation.


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