03 Oct '11, 12am

Policy Owners’ Protection Scheme (PPF Scheme) and implications for consumers

When consumers buy life insurance policies, they have to be mindful of this cap. It is quite common for individuals to buy their policies from one insurer if the adviser is a representative of one insurer. It will be unwise to make all purchases from one insurer. It is better to buy from multiple insurers. The cap is easily breached whenever one buys a mortgage reducing term (MRTA). It is common for individuals to borrow large amounts of money for their housing purchase. It is common for the borrower to buy their MRTA policy from the bank which lends them the money. Last year I encountered a case in which the bank actually offered a lower interest rate if the borrower buys the MRTA from them. Usually only one MRTA policy is offered. Thus, breaching the cap is highly possible for high mortgage loans. It may be better to split the MRTA into multiple policies from different i...

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