Level Term Life Insurance vs. Decreasing Term Life Insurance

All life insurance is the same… isn’t it? This is a common thought, but it isn’t true. There are various types of life insurance available, and they're usually designed with a specific protection purpose in mind.

We have two types of life insurance:

Neither option offers better cover than the other, but you might find one suits your needs more closely. You can apply for both types of life insurance if you wish, subject to certain limits. You are also allowed to own several life insurance policies, even if this includes policies not with Direct Line.


Level Term Life Insurance

Level Term Life Insurance is usually the preferred choice to help make sure your family has financial protection if you die during the policy term. This is because it lets you choose how much cover you need, and the length of time you want to be insured for – the amount of cover will not change unless you alter your policy. And so you always know how much it will pay out.


Decreasing Term Life Insurance

Decreasing Term Life Insurance policies are suitable for helping to repay a capital and interest type mortgage if you die during the policy term. This way your family wouldn’t have to worry about how they’d pay the mortgage after you’d gone.

With Decreasing Term Assurance the amount you’re covered for decreases over time, so the amount of cover reduces roughly in line with the way a repayment decreases.


Do you want the best of both?

You can apply for both types of life insurance if you wish

Good to know

Direct Line's Life Insurance is provided by Legal & General




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Things you need to know about Over 50s life insurance:
Premiums stop after your 90th birthday but you still enjoy cover for the rest of your life. In the first year, if you die from natural causes we will refund any premiums, or if you die as a result of an accident, we will pay your cash sum. After the first year regardless of the cause of death we will pay your cash sum. Depending on how long you live, the total sum paid in premiums may be more than the cash sum payable on death. If you stop paying your premiums before the end of your policy your cover will stop 30 days after your missed premium and you won’t get anything back. This isn’t a savings or investment product and has no cash value unless a valid claim is made. Inflation will reduce the buying power of your cash sum in the future.

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