During the pandemic, certain factors have heightened the vulnerabilities of women’s finances.

It’s well known that women generally earn less than men, work in industries that tend to be more vulnerable in uncertain economic times and are usually the main carer for elderly relatives and children.

Valuing your role

Despite growing awareness of the benefits of protection insurance, there is substantiating evidence that a major gender gap exists when it comes to life insurance and women, this also applies to income protection.

This may be because a stay-at-home parent or lower earner is perceived to contribute less to the household. However, the financial value that can be attributed to such a role could come as a shock if that person were no longer around to deliver unpaid care.

Protecting yourself and your family

Financial protection, such as life insurance, critical illness cover and income protection policies, are the best ways for women to protect themselves and their families, now and in the future.

There are different options when it comes to choosing the most suitable cover, so if you are thinking about taking out protection cover, talk to us. We can help you find cover for your circumstances and budget.

As with all insurance policies, conditions and exclusions will apply.

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For Lifetime Mortgages/Equity Release the fee will be £799.

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