But with this plan, consumers must continue paying premiums until they die otherwise they will not get a penny back, however much they may have paid in.
A 70-year-old paying £20 per month into a Sun Life Guaranteed Over 50 Plan is promised a payout on death of £2670. If he or she lives to 100, they will have paid £7200 in premiums. Other companies requiring premiums to be paid until death include NatWest/RBS and Asda Money, which however has a guarantee that you will pay no more in premiums than the sum assured.
Sun Life said: "We make it very clear that while many receive a sum assured greater than the level of premiums paid in, others may get less."