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Keeping up with mortgage payments

If you have a mortgage, you do not have to tell your mortgage lender about your cancer diagnosis. But it’s usually better for you to let them know, and to tell them about the possibility that you may have trouble with your payments, as soon as you can.

The earlier you tell them, the more likely it is you’ll be able to find a solution together.

Options your lender may suggest include:

Check your insurance

If you have health or life insurance policies, your situation may mean you’re eligible to receive money from your insurer (a payout). This could increase your finances and help you cover any housing costs you’re struggling with.

If you have the following types of insurance policies, you may also be able to make a claim:

The best option for keeping up with your mortgage will depend on your situation. You can call our financial guides on 0808 808 0000 to discuss this.

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