It is important to have some degree of financial security when buying a home. However, circumstances change, many home buyers might be asking themselves how they can pay off their home loans without struggling.
Financial planning is needed to ensure that households emerge intact. For those paying off home loans, the prospect of financial insecurity and the repayment of a housing loan to protect the roof over our heads might be worrying in challenging economic times.
Here are some financial planning tips to protect your home and your finances.
The banks may have a raft of relief measures to offer financial support to individuals and businesses. You may check with the banks to find out what are the relief measures available.
If you have taken out a bank housing loan rather than a HDB loan, check with your bank if you are having difficulty repaying your loans rather than remaining silent.
Your bank’s home loan relief scheme might allow you to defer your loan repayments or waive interest payments.
It is always important to be meticulous about planning for the future. An economic recession will require you to tighten your belt and ensure you are putting aside cash for rainy days.
One option to do so is to purchase an insurance
It is important to ensure that your family stays safe no matter what. Should something happen to you, you want to ensure that your family is not saddled with the burden of repaying your mortgage.
Mortgage protection shields your family from financial strain if you pass away or are diagnosed with a terminal illness. In such circumstances, your insurance payout can help to repay your home loan in your place, so your family does not have to take on the financial burden of doing so.
Let’s have a look at what type of benefitsmortgage protection insurance plans can offer:
A mortgage insurance plan offers the peace of mind that your home will always be available for your family to live in no matter what happens to you.As a homeowner, ensuring that your home loan continues to be repaid should be a priority. Click here to find out how to protect your family and your home with mortgage insurance.
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ManuProtect Decreasing (II) / ManuProtect Decreasing Lite (II) and its supplementary benefits are underwritten by Manulife (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. (Reg. No. 198002116D). This advertisement has not been reviewed by the Monetary Authority of Singapore. Buying a life insurance policy is a long-term commitment. This policy has no cash value. Buying health insurance products that are unsuitable for you may affect your ability to finance your future healthcare needs. This article is for your information only and does not consider your specific investment objectives, financial situation or needs. It is not a contract of insurance and is not intended as an offer or recommendation to purchase the plan. You can find the full terms and conditions, details, and exclusions for the mentioned insurance product(s) in the policy contract.
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All information is correct as of 11 December 2020.