Definition - What does Loan mean?

A loan is a sum of money that is lent from one party to another with the condition that the borrowing party will repay the money plus interest by a certain date.

Insurance policies are often purchased to protect against the possibility of default when a borrower takes out a loan.

Insuranceopedia explains Loan

Mortgage insurance is a prime example of insurance that protects against losses due to a default. It is often required by mortgage lenders before giving the borrower approval for the loan.

If a mortgage borrower has mortgage insurance, they will have a certain amount of coverage in the event that they default on the loan repayment. This reduces risk for the lender.

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