Income Protection – Safeguarding Your Income

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Ian Leyden

Ian is the Founder Director of Argyll Drummond

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When it comes to financial planning, there’s one key element that often gets overlooked – our ability to earn an income. Our income is the basis of our finances, providing for our daily needs, future goals and the well-being of our loved ones. This guide explains the benefits and why it can be crucial.

Income Protection Insurance

This is a financial safety net designed to replace part of your income if you cannot work due to illness, disability or redundancy. It ensures that you can meet your outgoings, such as mortgage or rent payments, utility bills and daily expenses.

How Income Protection Works

Imagine this scenario: Sarah suffers a serious injury and can’t work for six months. Without any cover, she would be in a tough situation. However, income protection steps in to provide her with regular payouts, to cover a portion of her lost earnings during this period.

The Benefits

Security: It provides peace of mind by offering a source of income during tough times. This helps you avoid financial hardship while you focus on your recovery.

Long-Term Cover: Unlike some insurances, income protection can provide cover for a long period, even until retirement age if needed.

Flexible: You can tailor your policy to match your needs. You can choose the waiting period before benefits kick in and the level of cover required.

Events Covered

Income protection typically covers a range of events that can stop you working, including:
Illness: If you become seriously ill and stopped work, it can provide support until you recover or reach the end of the policy term.
Disability: In cases of injury or disability, it ensures that you can meet your financial commitments.
Redundancy: Some policies offer redundancy cover, providing financial help if you lose your job.
Accidents: Depending on the policy, accidents resulting in injury may also be covered.

Financial Security

Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) and other state benefits may not cover all your financial needs in case of illness, disability or redundancy. Income protection bridges this gap, meaning that your family has financial stability.


In this world, safeguarding your income is not a luxury; it’s a necessity. Income protection means that your income remains intact during illness, disability or redundancy.

Don’t leave your financial future to chance. Contact Argyll Drummond to find the perfect income protection policy tailored to your needs, ensuring peace of mind for you and your loved ones.

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