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Adviser Only - Retirement Planning Strategy
When a policyholder has just a few more years of earning they can focus on building their policy for retirement, whilst maintaining some life cover in the interim. Under Retirement Planning Strategy they can, for example, increase their premium amounts in the pre-retirement years, increasing the nest-egg available for creating a future Regular Cashflow.
Who does this suit?
The Retirement Planning Strategy suits policy owners 5 – 10 years away from retirement.
This option is available only via licensed financial advisers. Contact us for more information if you’d like to add this to your tool-box of options.
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“The kids have left home, we’ve used the proceeds to make ourselves mortgage-free”
Every week we field enquiry from advisers and policyholders about cashing out a whole of life or endowment life policy.
We regularly come across policies where bonuses have been cashed out to free up funds. But an alternative option offers flexibility and better value in certain circumstances.
The owner of a tranche of policies, collective value $1M plus, who recently surrendered likely missed out on tens of thousands of dollars.
We’ve had the busiest start to a year for some time. We’re about to start a radio campaign to raise awareness of exit options amongst owners of ‘orphaned’ policies.
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