What is the difference between mortgage insurance and term insurance?

Which should I get to cover for my housing loan in Singapore?

We will provide all the information here.

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Difference Between Mortgage Insurance and Term Insurance

Mortgage insurance is a kind of term insurance that is also commonly known as mortgage reducing term assurance (MRTA) that will reduce in sum assured as you continue to pay off your home loan.

For term insurance, it does not reduce the sum assured as you continue to repay your housing loan.

For both policies, it will stop once the policy term is up.

The premium could be slightly higher for term insurance and another major difference is that for mortgage insurance, the policy is allowed to have joint-life (spouse and yourself) in one policy but for term insurance, it is not possible.

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