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Life insurance: types of cover and criteria for minimum levels required to obtain a mortgage

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For any mortgage offers sent before the 15th April 2019, you have the possibility to substitute your ongoing life insurance cover. (Please refer to “rights and procedure for replacing your mortgage cover”)

When your mortgage is granted, you should generally take out mortgage protection insurance.

This insurance protects you for your loan and so, in the event of life’s hazards, it enables the outstanding capital or monthly payments to be repaid.

The legislation allows you to select a policy from the insurer of your choice. However, this policy should provide the cover and minimum percentages set out below.

The percentage insured should be at least 100 % of the capital borrowed, to be split between the borrowers pro rata to the income taken into account when the application is studied.

  Specific criteria for persons in work within the EU(all types of operation and all types of loan) Specific criteria for retired persons and persons in work outside the EU(all types of operation and all types of loan)
Life cover Cover throughout the duration of the loan Cover throughout the duration of the loan
Cover for Total and Irreversible Loss of Autonomy Cover required without specific criteria Cover not required

We have put together a special package with Cardif, a BNP Paribas Company, to provide comprehensive coverage. The relevant application forms are provided by your mortgage adviser who will be able to start to arrange the policy.

For any mortgage offers sent from the 15th April 2019 onwards, BNP Paribas International Buyers does not make it obligatory to take out life insurance to cover the mortgage.

Right and procedure for replacing your mortgage insurance


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