18 Sep '11, 12am

High deduction after 18 months

A consumer sought my help on an investment linked policy sold by an independent financial adviser to her, as a high net worth individual. She was quite careful and checked the charges of the policy carefully. She was also distracted by the special offer of bonus investments given by this attractive offer. After paying a large monthly premium for 18 months, she was shocked to learn that there were extremely high charges that would be deducted from the policy for the next few decades. By that time, she had already invested more than $50,000 and would lose more than half of the investment, if she stopped it. She found that the IFA deliberately took away the separate page on the charges that should have been provided in the benefit illustration. She learned about this missing page at a later date from another IFA, but she could not prove that it was not given to her at the poi...

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