What is mortgage protection?
When you're taking out your mortgage, your lender will usually request that you also take out a mortgage protection policy. But what is it? It's a cheaper form of life cover, designed to help pay your outstanding mortgage balance if the worst were to happen. So you know your family can keep the home they love.
We price match Ireland’s major insurance companies and discount by a further 15% to give you the best value.2
We complete all the paperwork with a signature free process.3
Your home is probably the largest purchase you'll ever make and our team of expert advisers strive to make buying mortgage protection as quick and easy as possible.
- We price match Ireland’s major insurance companies and discount by a further 15% to give you the best value.2
- Favourable rates for non-smokers.
- Free accidental death cover while your application is being considered.
- Guidance from a professional financial adviser who will take care of the paperwork – Aviva’s signature-free process makes getting the right cover quick and easy.
- Exclusive access to the Best Doctors ® Second Medical Opinion service, available from the first day of cover, at no additional cost.
- As our customer you get access to Aviva Family Care which is a counselling and support service provided by Workplace Options. This service provides access to short term counselling and carer support information services at no extra cost.
You can get even more peace of mind by adding specified illness cover to your mortgage protection policy. This means that if you are diagnosed and proven to have a specified illness or if you die, your benefit will be paid.
Manage your policies online
Avail of 24/7 access to view and manage your protection policy information.
Aviva Online Service Centre
- View your policies
- Update your details
- Change bank details
- Submit a query
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To reassure you, no new COVID-19 restrictions have been applied to our protection policies and currently there are no plans to amend our acceptance criteria.
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1. Acceptance criteria, terms and conditions apply. These monthly premiums are based on single life cover of €60,000 for a person aged 21 next birthday and a non-smoker, over a 10 year term. Source: Aviva Life & Pensions Ireland DAC as at July 2019.
2. Acceptance criteria, terms and conditions apply. Price match applies to mortgage protection or life insurance quotes only. Price match only applies to standard quotes provided to Aviva Direct Ireland Limited from Best Advice (only including quotes from Irish Life, New Ireland, Royal London and Zurich) with the same level and term of cover up to a maximum sum assured of €1,500,000. Price Match does not apply to promotional offers. Price match and any discounts applied are subject to a minimum premium of €10 per month.
3. This is available for policies up to a maximum sum assured of €1,000,000. Where applicable, any additional forms required for medical evidence will require a signature. Aviva reserve the right to request a signed application at any stage prior to policy issue.
Aviva Life & Pensions Ireland does not guarantee the on-going availability of the Aviva Family Care Benefit (Workplace Options Counselling services), to its policyholders and may, at its sole discretion, withdraw access to the service at a month’s notice. If we withdraw it, we’ll write to notify policyholders at least 31 days in advance of its removal.
Workplace Options Counselling and Carer Support Service (who provide the Aviva Family Care Benefit) is not a regulated financial service.
Best Doctors is an independent company and Aviva will not be responsible for any actions taken or not taken as a consequence of recommendations made by Best Doctors. Aviva Life & Pensions Ireland DAC does not guarantee the on-going availability of the Best Doctors service to its policyholders and may, at its sole discretion, withdraw access to the service at a month’s notice.
Best Doctors is not a regulated financial service.
Aviva Direct Ireland Limited is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland. A private company limited by shares. Registered in Ireland No 374895. Registered Office One Park Place, Hatch Street, Dublin 2.
Life and Protection Cover is underwritten by Aviva Life & Pensions Ireland DAC.
Aviva Life & Pensions Ireland Designated Activity Company, a private company limited by shares. Registered in Ireland No. 165970. Registered office at One Park Place, Hatch Street, Dublin 2, D02 E651. Aviva Life & Pensions Ireland Designated Activity Company, trading as Aviva Life & Pensions Ireland and Friends First, is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland. Tel (01) 898 7950.