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Nobody likes to think of worst-case scenarios, or what would happen in the event of their death, but what would happen if you were unable to work due to long-term illness or were made redundant? Unfortunately, there are no guarantees in life, so it’s important to protect yourself and your family with insurance.

Most Protection policies do not have a cash value and will not pay out if you reach the end of the policy without making a valid claim.

Why insurance really does matter

How would your partner cope with the monthly mortgage payments in the event of your death or the diagnosis of a critical illness? How would you meet other financial commitments? Simply putting food on the table could be an issue.

These issues, however uncomfortable they are, need to be considered seriously as failure to meet monthly mortgage repayments could result in a mortgage lender repossessing your home.

We understand how important it is for you to protect yourself, your family and your home. With our experience and expertise, we can tailor a package to suit your needs and ultimately your budget.We can advise which cover is suitable for your circumstances and explain the benefits and extra options available so you can arrange the right type of policy. Some of the more common types of policy are explained below.

Life cover

Life insurance insures the policyholder for a sum of money in the event of death.

There are many different kinds of life cover and the type you opt for will depend upon your specific circumstances.

Critical illness cover

Critical illness insurance insures the policyholder in the event of a life-threatening illness.

The policies generally cover illnesses like cancer, dementia, heart attack, liver failure, kidney failure, meningitis and so on.

It pays directly to the policyholder and helps them to survive financially during the illness and live more comfortably than they would do without it.

Private medical insurance

Private medical insurance or PMI is an insurance that enables the policyholder and their family to access private medical care.

This allows them to access services quickly, in a nice setting when they need to.

It is a useful policy to have depending on your circumstances; however, it does not cover A&E type services.

Income protection cover

Income protection insurance insures the policyholder if they cannot do their job for medical reasons.

The policy can cover accident, sickness and involuntary unemployment for the employed, self-employed and contractors.

It is a so-called lifestyle insurance policy that comes with a variety of options and is available for various time periods.

"Mike has been advising me on financial matters for over 15 years through many changes in the financial industry. I have found him to be honest and very knowledgeable in an area that I find confusing at the best of times. I would happily recommend Mike's services in this area to colleagues who need advice with their financial affairs."

"I've just had my first meeting with my new IFA, Helen Fraser. Just wanted to let you know how impressed I am with her, both as a Financial Adviser and as a person! She fits right into the Orchard ethos - approachable and empathetic as well as financially skilled - and I can see why she's working with you - well done for finding her. Keep her, I like her! :)"

"Excellent investment advice for my client, very easy to do business with."

"I'm a financial numpty, so it's fantastic to know that Mike is there to make sense of it all for us. I trust him implicitly to guide us in our financial decision-making."

"Your (Steve Hedges) knowledge of the financial market is exemplary and savings that you helped us make way offset the charges incurred. We both felt at ease and were confident that your advice would be beneficial to us."

"I'd really like to recommend Stuart Logan of Orchard House IFAs, who has
just come to give us some financial advice. This is the third time we have used Stuart. As usual, he has offered some really interesting and useful advice, and we have been really impressed every time we have used him."

“Damian was incredibly helpful in re-phrasing in simple terms to allow me to better understand the questions being asked. He was absolutely incredible and made, what I expected to be a difficult process, incredibly easy. I have great trust and faith in Damian. Thank you” ~ Kelly Hobbs

"Helen is wonderful and she does her best with someone who really struggles with figures and financial concepts" ~ Elisabeth Skinner on 07/03/2019

"I find Stuart to be curious, helpful and massively professional, thank you!" ~ Nikki Watkins on 19/06/2019

"I like the personal touch, it wasn't just about my finances. A connection really helps in having trust and confidence in what you are being told. Elaine gave met that" ~ Chris Hancox on 24/09/2018

"Tricia and I would like to thank you for all the advice and help that you have given us over the past couple of years. Your knowledge of the financial market is exemplary and the savings that you helped us make way offset the charges incurred. We both felt at ease and were confident that your advice would be beneficial to us. On another note, the investments made for a close friend helped to make her final few years comfortable in the knowledge that her financial affairs were in such good hands and  that her capital will still intact on her passing. I have and will continue to recommend you at every opportunity" ~ James and Tricia Rice on 15/11/2017

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