Private Mortgage Insurance VS Mortgage Protection Insurance

If you are buying a house with less than 20 percent down payment, it's typical for lenders to ask that you take out PMI, also known as private mortgage insurance (PMI) or mortgage lender's insurance. But, many aren't sure about the scope of insurance.

Private mortgage insurance safeguards the lender or the bank if you fail to pay the loan. That means that when the primary earner in your family fails to pay for the mortgage and your family is still unable to pay, they could be without a home, but the lender or the bank will be covered. 

Mortgage protection insurance provides coverage that safeguards your family in case they lose their house if your death occurs. It assures that the home will get paid in the case that you die. 

The mortgage disability insurance will pay your mortgage if you are unable to work because of injury or illness. If you'd like to obtain this insurance for your family members, you'll need to search for an insurance company for yourself. The bank is not required to purchase this coverage.

You can get private mortgage insurance, mortgage protection, and/or mortgage disability insurance at once. You can also obtain mortgage protection and/or mortgage disability coverage even if you're not legally required to have PMI coverage since they are separate insurance policies.

It is essential to comprehend the distinctions between these policies as they will help you plan for the future of your family. If your family won't be able to meet mortgage payments without the main income-generating salary, the private mortgage insurance is not sufficient.