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Finance your life policy premiums for higher liquidity and extend protection to your loved ones

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Finance your life policy premiums for higher liquidity and extend protection to your loved ones

Premium Financing

Standard Chartered presents Premium Financing, an overdraft facility secured by eligible Prudential’s insurance plans purchased through Standard Chartered, enabling our Priority Banking and Priority Private clients to leave a lasting legacy while leaving more funds for your choice of lifestyle.

Concept of Premium Financing

Here are 2 brief examples* to illustrate how Premium Financing assists to achieve clients’ financial goals in different life stages:

Example 1*

Example 2*

Example 1*

Mr. Ho, age 50 (age of next birthday), non-smoker:

  • Has assets totalling USD1 million; and
  • Purchases a life insurance policy with a cash payout of USD1 million to his estate.
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Now Mr. Ho opts to:

  • Effect payment of approximately USD130,000 (instead of the entire single premium amount of approximately USD370,000); and
  • Obtain premium financing for the approximate balance of USD240,000^
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Example 2*

Mr. Chan, age 40 (age of next birthday), non-smoker:

  • Has assets totalling USD5 million cash deposit;
  • Decide to purchase a life insurance policy with a single premium of USD1 million to achieve lifelong wealth accumulation and pass down wealth through proper estate planning;
  • Mr. Chan maintains USD4 million cash deposit as his liquidity
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Now Mr. Chan opts to:

  • Effect payment of approximately up to USD280,000^ (instead of the entire single premium amount of approximately USD1 million); and
  • Obtain premium financing for the approximate balance of the USD720,000^
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Premium Financing

Daily Loan Interest Rate (for reference only)
PAST 30 DAYS
LOAN INTEREST RATE (IN ANNUALISED PERCENTAGE RATE)
DATE HKD USD
17/08/2022 3.20% 3.69%
16/08/2022 3.17% 3.69%
15/08/2022 3.01% 3.69%
12/08/2022 2.98% 3.70%
11/08/2022 2.93% 3.71%
10/08/2022 2.86% 3.71%
09/08/2022 2.84% 3.70%
08/08/2022 2.80% 3.69%
05/08/2022 2.76% 3.69%
04/08/2022 2.73% 3.68%
03/08/2022 2.60% 3.68%
02/08/2022 2.58% 3.68%
01/08/2022 2.61% 3.68%
29/07/2022 2.63% 3.70%
28/07/2022 2.68% 3.72%
27/07/2022 2.60% 3.72%
26/07/2022 2.49% 3.68%
25/07/2022 2.36% 3.68%
22/07/2022 2.31% 3.65%
21/07/2022 2.24% 3.58%
20/07/2022 2.22% 3.55%
19/07/2022 2.16% 3.54%
18/07/2022 2.08% 3.56%
PAST 2ND-12TH MONTH
30/06/2022 2.17% 3.13%
31/05/2022 1.49% 2.58%
30/04/2022 1.50% 2.28%
31/03/2022 1.60% 1.74%
28/02/2022 1.50% 1.53%
31/01/2022 1.49% 1.39%
31/12/2021 1.45% 1.40%
30/11/2021 1.40% 1.39%
30/10/2021 1.36% 1.38%
30/09/2021 1.36% 1.38%
31/08/2021 1.36% 1.38%

Remarks:

  1. The interest rates stated herein are for reference only and may change without prior notice to customers. If you have any queries, feel free to visit the Bank’s branches or contact your Relationship Manager.
  2. Please refer to the Key Fact Statement provided to you upon Premium Financing application or contact your Relationship Manager for the loan interest rate details.
  3. The interest rates stated herein are annualised interest rate based on below terms:
Loan Currency LOAN INTEREST RATE
HKD 1-Month hibor1 + 1.3%
USD Reference rate2 + 1.3%

1HIBOR means the Hong Kong Interbank Offered Rate offered on Hong Kong dollar loans in the interbank market.

2Reference rate is a daily interest rate set by the Bank based on respective currency’s benchmark interest rate index. The reference rate may vary daily. For details, please visit the Bank’s branches.

Risks Disclosure – You need to know before application

  • Credit Risk of Insurer

The Bank may at its discretion reduce and terminate the facility in the event of any adverse change in credit rating of or default of the insurer. The Bank is also entitled to require immediate repayment of the outstanding amounts owed by you under the facility. In the event the insurer becomes insolvent or defaults on its obligations, the Bank may have a claim against you if the net amounts received by the Bank under the life insurance policy are inadequate to pay off the outstanding amounts owed by you. The worst case will result in total loss.

  • Policy assignment risk

The life insurance policy (including the rights, title, interests and benefits in and to the life insurance policy, all claims under the life insurance policy and all proceeds of the life insurance policy) should be assigned from you to the Bank, meaning that the policy rights, title, interests and benefits have been transferred to the Bank. As such, the Bank shall have the sole right including but not limited to (i) collect the proceeds of the life insurance policy from the insurer when a claim arises under the life insurance policy, and (ii) surrender the life insurance policy and receive the surrender value thereof, and apply all or part of the proceeds against the outstanding amounts owed by you to the Bank. You shall remain liable for any shortfall between the amounts of the claim proceeds or surrender value of the life insurance policy and the outstanding amounts owed by you to the Bank.

  • Surrender Risk

If you surrender the policy, the amount payable is the surrender value plus balance of prepaid premium (if any) computed at the time of policy termination less the outstanding amounts owed by you to the Bank, and may be substantially less than the total premiums you paid for the life insurance policy.

  • Death Benefit Risk

In case of the death of the insured under the life insurance policy, the proceeds received by the estate successor(s) may be less than the total premium you paid for the life insurance policy.

  • Exchange rate and currency risk

Foreign currency exchange rate may fall as well as rise. There can be a substantial exchange rate loss when converting the claim proceeds or surrender value in policy currency back to local currency.

  • Collateral top-up risk

The facility is subject to review and the outstanding amounts are repayable on demand by the Bank. If the outstanding amount is higher than the credit limit granted to you by the Bank (as stated in the Facility Letter) due to situations such as unfavourable movements of the interest rate or exchange rate, the excess amount will be charged at an interest rate which may be substantially higher than the interest rate charged on the outstanding amount within the credit limit. You may be asked to provide additional cash to lower the excess amount below the credit limit. The Bank may also immediately terminate the facility which may trigger surrender of the life insurance policy and you may suffer significant financial loss due to the surrender.

  • Interest rate and rate of return risk

The interest rate applicable to the facility may change over time, such that you may be required to pay additional interests. In addition, interest payable may be higher than the rate of return generated from the life insurance policy (if any) and incur loss to you.

Important Notes:

* All figures and examples shown are for illustration purposes only and contain a number of assumptions that are not guaranteed and not disclosed in this leaflet. Please also refer to the Risk Disclosure and the Important Notes

^ The approval of the premium financing facility (or the “facility”) is subject to the final decision of Standard Chartered. The amount of premium financing is calculated by reference to the Loan-to-value ratio of Surrender Value or Total Policy Value of the eligible insurance plan as at policy issue date as well as other factors at the absolute discretion of Standard Chartered.

# Subject to repayment of premium loan and loan interest payment.

The above example is for illustration purposes only and contains certain assumptions that are not guaranteed. Please refer to the product details, terms and conditions applicable to premium financing.

The information in this page is for general information and for reference purposes only. This leaflet does not constitute a contract of insurance or an offer, invitation or recommendation to any person to enter into any contract of insurance. Customers must not rely on the information in this page alone in entering into any transaction. Specific professional advice is recommended.

The life insurance policies are life insurance products underwritten by Prudential Hong Kong Limited (a member of Prudential Plc group) (“Prudential”) and distributed by Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Limited (“Standard Chartered”). Some of these plans may have a savings element and are not an alternative to ordinary savings or time deposits. Part of the premium pays for the insurance and related costs.

If you are not happy with your policy, you have a right to cancel it within the cooling off period and obtain a refund of any premium and levies paid, less any withdrawals (if applicable), provided that no claim has been made under the policy. A written notice signed by you should be received directly by the Prudential’s Office within the cooling off period (that is, within 21 calendar days immediately following either the day of delivery of (1) the policy or (2) the notice (informing the availability of the policy and expiry date of the cooling-off period) to the customer or your nominated representative, whichever is earlier). After the expiration of the cooling off period, if you cancel the policy before the end of the term, the projected total cash value (if applicable) may be less than the total premium you have paid. You should check with Prudential if you have any doubt regarding your cooling-off right.

Facility cannot be offered to clients with Australia or New Zealand Residential Address. The Bank reserves the right to reduce the maximum amount under the Facility or cancel the Facility if you have moved to Australia and reside in Australia.

Standard Chartered is an insurance agent of Prudential.

As the issuer of the life insurance policies, Prudential will be responsible for all protection and claims issues. Prudential is not an associate or subsidiary company of Standard Chartered. The leaflet is not a contract of insurance and is intended to be a general summary and for reference purpose only. Please refer to the policy for full terms and conditions. Standard Chartered does not accept any responsibilities regarding any statements provided by Prudential or any discrepancies or omissions in the contract of insurance nor shall Standard Chartered be held liable in any manner whatsoever in relation to your contract of insurance.

The information of this page is intended to be distributed in Hong Kong only and shall not be construed as an offer to sell or solicitation to buy or provision of any insurance product outside Hong Kong. Prudential and Standard Chartered do not offer or sell any insurance product in any jurisdictions outside Hong Kong in which such offering or sale of the insurance product is illegal under the laws of such jurisdictions. The leaflet does not constitute a contract of insurance or an offer, invitation or recommendation to any person to enter into any contract of insurance or any transaction described therein or any similar transaction. Customers should not rely on the information in this leaflet alone in entering into any transaction. Specific professional advice is recommended.

Whether to apply for insurance coverage is your own individual decision. For Prudential’s life insurance policy provisions, details and risk disclosure please refer to relevant plan’s product leaflet/offering document and specimen policy.

If there is any inconsistency or conflict between the English and the Chinese versions, the English version shall prevail.

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