Full with profit endowment
Full with profit endowmentThe most expensive endowment plan with the highest guaranteed returns. This type of endowment guarantees an annual growth and also to pay off the full loan at maturity which is the cause of the added expense. It also has built in life cover. The future growth of your investment is assumed to be at a certain rate, which determines the level of your premiums. The portion of your premium that is being invested is pooled with the premiums of other investors. Annual bonuses are added to the maturity value each year and are dependent on the performance of the investment fund. There is a possibility that the bonuses will take the maturity value above the level required to pay back the loan. This would result in a tax-free cash surplus, which you can spend on whatever tickles your fancy.
Full with profit endowment
Unitised with profit endowmentUnitised with profit endowment
This is a hybrid unit-linked endowment, designed to smooth out price fluctuations that occur with unit-linked policies. The value of units is declared each year and that value is then guaranteed. The guaranteed value that is declared is at a discount to the actual value of the units. The guaranteed value will not reach the real value until the term of the endowment is up, so the chance of being able to pay of the loan early is minimised.
Unit linked endowmentUnit linked endowment
Your monthly premiums are used to buy units in a fund or funds run by professional managers. Like unit trusts, the price of these units can go up and down, so the value of the endowment can constantly change.
Endowment mortgageEndowment mortgage
An interest-only mortgage ultimately repaid by the proceeds of an endowment assurance policy which is assigned to the lender providing the mortgage. The policyholder pays the lender's interest only, for the term of the mortgage. The sum assured, which is payable on maturity or prior death of the policyholder, is used to repay the mortgage. Policies are usually with profits (or low cost endowment), unit linked or unitised with profits and sometimes this provides some additional capital for the policyholder after the lender has been repaid.
The amount of something that a person or country simply has, rather than their having somehow to acquire it. In the H-O Model of trade theory, endowments refer to primary factors of production, ignoring the fact that some of them -- especially capital and skill -- are deliberately accumulated.
Endowment assuranceEndowment assurance
A fixed term life assurance policy in which provision is made for premiums to pay for life cover plus a savings/investment element. The policy pays out a sum of money (the sum assured) on the death of the life assured or at a specified date (the maturity date) if the life assured survives the term. If an endowment policy is encashed in its early years any proceeds returnable to the policyholder will normally be below the value of the premiums paid up to cancellation.
Further Suggestionsendowment insurance
Non profit endowment
second hand endowment
income pure endowment
unit linked endowment assurance
Low cost endowment
child deferred endowment
Low start endowment
Traded endowment policy (Tep)