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Does mortgage protection count as PPI?

While mortgage protection insurance focuses solely on paying off your mortgage, payment protection insurance (PPI) provides broader coverage. PPI provides the same mortgage payment protection as PMI, and additionally, it covers a portion of specific monthly bills in the case of illness, accident, or death.

How does PPI work on a mortgage?

Payment protection insurance (PPI) is insurance that will pay out a sum of money to help you cover your monthly repayments on mortgages, loans, credit/store cards or catalogue payments if you are unable to work. This may be as a result of illness, accident, death or unemployment and will be covered on your policy.

Is loan protection insurance the same as PPI?

Payment protection insurance (PPI), also known as credit insurance, credit protection insurance, or loan repayment insurance, is an insurance product that enables consumers to ensure repayment of credit if the borrower dies, becomes ill or disabled, loses a job, or faces other circumstances that may prevent them from …

How far back can I claim PPI on a mortgage?

Although you can submit a PPI claim from any year, if you received a letter in the past few years from your bank about mis-sold PPI policies but did not respond, you might be time-barred. From the date of this letter, you have three years to reply to the bank.

Is PPI still sold?

Are PPI policies still available to purchase? The sale of PPI policies are predicted to shrink dramatically; some banks have even stopped selling them altogether.

How do I know if my mortgage had PPI?

In your case you think you may have been paying for PPI on your first mortgage but as it was almost 30 years ago, you can’t remember who the lender is. Usually you could check your credit file to see all of your borrowing over the last six years – even if the account was closed – to get the name of the lender.

Why was PPI wrong?

The charge sheet against PPI was fourfold. It was claimed that it was: Expensive – with premiums often adding 20% to the cost of a loan, and in the worst cases over 50%. Ineffective – structured to limit the chances of a payout to someone who was genuinely ill.