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Old 08-12-2015, 11:35 PM
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Default What makes Investment-Linked Insurance so Special?

Investment-Linked Insurance policies, also known as ILPs, are a special breed of policies with both life-insurance and investment components.

What makes Investment-Linked Insurance so Special?

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Old 31-07-2017, 07:13 PM
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Still.. Investment linked policy comes with its bad too..


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Default ILPs

When the stock markets and economy are doing well, ILPs will do well. Likewise, when stock markets tanked and economy heads south ILPs will do badly - including losing your money that you put into them.

You can read and learn from the experience of our local bloggers who have purchased ILPs and got burnt. Quite a few had terminated their investments with a loss after many years of paying the premiums. Some for as long as 20 years!

The conventional wisdom is to separate the two components. If you want insurance, buy insurance. If you want investment, invest. Dont combine the two.

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I just close my ILP account with my insurance agent a few months ago.
I felt that I could invest myself and get back the same amount of roi and further invest the amount that I will be paying for my agent's commission.
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I just close my ILP account with my insurance agent a few months ago.
I felt that I could invest myself and get back the same amount of roi and further invest the amount that I will be paying for my agent's commission.
Did that one year ago too and dumped the sum into sti etf. Now reaping good returns with dividends with liquidity some more.
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Default Financial: The useless ILP, and how to go about terminating it

Have you previously bought for yourself or your loved ones investment-linked policies (ILPs)? Well, on the surface such instruments put forth a rather enticing proposition: secure substantial insurance coverage, at the same time have funds funneled into unit trusts to grow your nest egg. But the somewhat fuzzy manner in which things actually "work" behind the scenes typically means you the client will in all likelihood be shortchanged despite your best efforts to be discerning. It shouldn't come as a surprise; after all, actuarial science is a notoriously sneaky slimeball exploited to benefit an insurer's bottom line first and foremost.

Let's discuss a real life case (yes it happened!) in which an individual in his thirties who until late September 2017 has been contributing a not quite insignificant monthly premium of $215.66 towards a $200,000 sum assured ILP offered by a well-known international insurer. Having done so for the past eight years plus since June 2009 (which therefore spans a duration of 12 × 8 + 3 = 99 months), he would have forked out a total of $21350.34. The bloke finally came to his senses and decided to cut his losses after much deliberation, so he surrendered his policy and received a cheque for an amount slightly less than 16k. How much did he throw down the drain altogether? A whopping five thousand dollars plus change! Utterly shocked? You should be. In a nutshell, here are the main reasons why the purchaser of an ILP will almost surely be at the losing end of the deal:

Your premiums are used to pay for a lot of crap other than for actual investment purposes

In the initial years, chunks from your premiums are taken to cover distribution costs, with the remaining funds (obviously no longer a 100%) being used to actually invest in unit trusts sans typical 5% sales charges. And then there are insurance charges incurred alongside policy fees which are deducted by selling away units on a monthly or annual basis. As one ages, insurance charges soar, not in a linear fashion mind you, but in an exponential one, which means the scenario where the units held in your policy end up being completely sold away just to account for these costs can arise, and you may even have to fork out extra monies to top up for the outstanding shortfall. In a nutshell, you could become a very unhappy holder of a policy with zero cash value, and still have to burn cash for continued insurance coverage in your twilight years.

More at https://www.domainofexperts.com/2017...how-to-go.html
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