Premium Financing

#241 | The Premium Financing Exit Mirage

Indexed UL has undoubtedly ushered in a new era of hyper-aggressive premium financing deals and the reasons why aren’t hard to figure out. Indexed UL allows for illustrated rates based on hypothetical historical lookbacks and the maximum rate is the…

#167 | Don’t Be Fooled by VRDO

I’ve seen more than a few proposals and pitches recently from companies with ambiguous, financial-sounding names promoting strategies with life insurance that sound like premium financing, but the promoters are insistent that they have something different and better (and usually…

#145 | Financed IUL Update

In Quick Take #2, I surmised that higher interest rates would put a clamp on new financed IUL proposals and the squeeze on in-force designs, particularly the ones where the client planned on accruing interest forever. But just as cockroaches…

#124 | The Unraveling of Financed IUL

There are a lot of good reasons to do premium financing that relate entirely to the specifics of the (very wealthy) client’s asset mix and estate planning liabilities, and then there’s one really bad reason – financial arbitrage. The crux…

#61 | Product Design and Premium Financing

Premium financing is a very simple idea – borrow money to buy life insurance. Doing so essentially allows the policyholder to trade premium payments for loan interest payments. The problem is that this simple story always comes along with baggage.…

#49 | Free Insurance Fiction

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