No one likes to think that something bad will happen to them
Being unable to work can quickly turn our world upside down, as we’ve seen for thousands of people during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic crisis. No one likes to think that something bad will happen to them, but if you couldn’t work due to a serious illness, how would you manage financially?
Since the onset of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic more people have become aware of the importance income protection insurance can offer. Offering the financial support needed if you’re unable to work due to an accident or injury.
Nothing is more important to you than your health, and the health of your family. If you or your loved ones were to experience worrying symptoms, private medical insurance can offer reassurance and control at a difficult time.
COVID-19 concerns affecting access to medical treatments
Nearly 7 million adults are concerned about access to medical treatment, with lockdowns affecting access to medical treatments. 6.8 million adults (13%) are worried that they won’t be able to get medical treatment if they need it, with people aged over 55 particularly concerned.
The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has prompted many people to get their affairs in order by updating their Will. Increasingly COVID-19 has been on the minds of UK residents since the outbreak caused a nationwide lockdown last March, and the severity of the outbreak has led many to finally get around to creating or updating an out-of-date Will.
Peace of mind that there is someone you trust to look after your affairs
A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is a legal document that allows you to appoint one or more people to make decisions on your behalf during your lifetime. The people you appoint to manage your affairs are called the Attorneys. A LPA is a completely separate legal document to your Will although many people put them in place at the same time as getting their will written, as part of wanting to plan for the future.
There are many things to consider when looking to protect your family’s lifestyle and your home. Protecting your estate is ultimately about securing more of your wealth for your loved ones and planning for what will happen after your death to make the lives of your loved ones much easier. It’s not nice to think about but it means that your loved ones can carry out your wishes and be protected from Inheritance Tax.
Achieving your financial goals through investing, and one size does not fit all
Even as we hope to put the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the rearview mirror in 2021, uncertainty regarding both the virus and Brexit is likely to continue to weigh on the UK and global economies as well as on our personal finances during this year.
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