Life Cover

Life Cover

Safeguarding Your Family's Future

Safeguarding Your Family's Future

Having life cover in place is invaluable for protecting loved ones if the worst happens:

Having life cover in place can be invaluable to protecting those you love if the worst happens:

  • Pay off a Mortgage
  • Financial Security for Dependants
  • Funeral Expenses
  • Education expenses
  • Business protection
  • Inheritance Provision

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Benefits of a Life Cover Policy

Financial Security for Dependants

Life cover ensures your family or dependents have financial support after your demise, helping them maintain their living standards. They can receive either a lump sum payment, or a monthly income over a set period of time

Paying off Debts 

It can cover your outstanding debts, such as a mortgage, personal loans, or credit card bills, relieving your family of this burden.

Peace of Mind

Knowing your loved ones will be financially secure in your absence can offer considerable peace of mind.

Family Income Benefit

Family Income Benefit (FIB) life insurance is a type of life insurance policy that provides a regular income to your beneficiaries if you pass away during the term of the policy. Instead of a lump sum payment, FIB policies offer a predetermined monthly or annual income to your family or dependents.

Business Protection

If you're a business owner, a life cover can provide for business continuation or cover any liabilities upon your death. This can be arranged via an introduction to a third party on a referral basis.

How much Life Cover should I get?

Determining the right amount of life cover is crucial. Here are some factors to consider:

Current Income and Lifestyle: Your life cover should be sufficient to replace your income and maintain the lifestyle of your dependents. 

Outstanding Debts: Consider all your current debts. This includes your mortgage, car loans, personal loans, credit card debts, and any other liabilities. These should be fully covered by your life insurance policy.

Future Expenses: Think about future financial obligations, like your children's education costs, your spouse's retirement, or any other major upcoming expenses.

Budget: Consider how much you can afford to pay in premiums. Life insurance should be a part of a balanced financial plan and not cause financial strain.

How much does life cover cost?

The premium for a life cover policy can be influenced by several factors, including:


Age is a significant factor in determining life insurance premiums. Generally, younger individuals are considered to be at lower risk of mortality, so they may receive lower premiums compared to older individuals.


The state of your health and medical history can impact the premium. Insurance companies may consider factors such as pre-existing medical conditions, chronic illnesses, smoking habits, and body mass index (BMI). Generally,


Certain lifestyle choices can affect life insurance premiums. For example, if you engage in hazardous activities such as extreme sports or have high-risk hobbies, the insurance company may consider you to be at a higher risk, resulting in higher premiums. Similarly, smoking and excessive alcohol consumption can also impact premiums.


The amount of coverage you choose, known as the sum assured or death benefit, can affect the premium. Higher coverage amounts will generally lead to higher premiums.


Different types of life insurance policies, such as term life or whole life insurance, have varying premium structures. Additionally, the duration of the policy can also influence the premium. Longer-term policies often have higher premiums compared to shorter-term policies.


Insurance companies may inquire about your family medical history. If you have a family history of certain hereditary diseases or conditions, it could impact your premium.

what is

Family Income Benefit?

Family Income Benefit (FIB) life insurance is a type of life insurance policy that provides a regular income to your beneficiaries if you pass away during the term of the policy. Instead of a lump sum payment, FIB policies offer a predetermined monthly or annual income to your family or dependents.

Regular Income: Upon your death, the policy pays out a regular income to your beneficiaries for the remaining term of the policy. The income is tax-free and can help cover ongoing expenses, such as mortgage payments, household bills, education costs, and daily living expenses.

Policy Term: FIB policies are typically set for a specific term, such as 10, 15, 20, or 25 years. The income payments cease at the end of the policy term.

Lower Premiums: Family Income Benefit policies often have lower premiums compared to other types of life insurance, such as whole life or term life policies with a lump sum

Inflation Protection: Some FIB policies offer the option to add inflation protection, which means the income payments increase each year to keep pace with inflation. This helps ensure that the income retains its purchasing power over time.


What is life insurance?

Life insurance is a contract between an individual and an insurance company. In exchange for regular premium payments, the insurance company provides a lump sum payment, known as the death benefit, to the beneficiaries upon the insured person's death.

Why do I need life insurance?

Life insurance provides financial protection for your loved ones in the event of your death. It can help cover funeral expenses, replace lost income, pay off debts, and ensure your family's financial security.

How much life insurance do I need?

The amount of coverage you need depends on various factors, such as your income, debts, financial goals, and the needs of your dependents. It's advisable to evaluate your specific circumstances and consult with a financial advisor to determine the appropriate coverage amount.

What types of policies are available?

There are several types of life insurance policies, including level term life insurance, decreasing term and  whole of life insurance, universal life insurance, and variable life insurance. Each type has its own features and benefits, so it's important to understand the differences and choose one that aligns with your needs.

What is term life insurance?

Term life insurance provides coverage for a specific period, typically 10, 20, or 30 years. If the insured person dies during the policy term, the beneficiaries receive the death benefit. Term life insurance is generally more affordable compared to other types of life insurance.

What is whole life insurance?

Whole life insurance provides coverage for the entire lifetime of the insured person. It combines a death benefit with a cash value component that grows over time. Whole life insurance is generally more expensive but offers lifelong coverage and potential cash value growth.

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