For a borrower to understand the same better, there are two types of insurance covers available for Home Loan:
Property Insurance: To safeguard the Bank’s interest against any loss to the property caused by unpredictable damages and natural disasters, insurance cover is mandatory. Property insurance policy should cover the structure as well as its contents or possessions.
Liability Insurance or Life Insurance: This is optional and purely at the discretion of the Borrower. However, it is always advisable to get liability/life insurance coverage so that family members don’t suffer in case of any unfortunate event. For the benefit of the borrowers, a one-time liability insurance premium can be added to the cost of the property so that the burden can be reduced. Further, the bank also has tied up with various insurance providers so that suitable products can be available to its customers with reasonable premiums.