Protection is for life not just when clients climb the property ladder

'Protection isn’t only needed when you buy a property'

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Should protection advice be part of the mortgage journey? Maybe not, writes Naomi Greatorex

The last 12 months have been turbulent in the mortgage market. As an adviser based in London, we have seen the rises in interest rates put enormous pressure on mortgage customers' budgets and the impact of the increasing cost of a mortgage has had a huge effect on protection. I believe a key problem when advisers speak to clients about protection when it is only and specifically related to a mortgage being taken out, is that it is, therefore, not seen by the customer as a separate need, but as a secondary need. No matter how good the process or advice, this has two major impacts:...

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