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Cash Value

The amount of cash that becomes available to an insured person upon the cancellation of his/her insurance policy. Most often, this applies to the savings portion of a canceled whole life policy. This value is considered an asset and can be borrowed against or used as collateral. It may also be called a cash surrender value or a surrender value.

surrender value

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In other words, the employer never owns the cash surrender value in the insurance policy.
Now the Newcastle will lend you 100 per cent of the surrender value at just 10.
This is great news for policyholders who are thinking of selling their policy as they are likely to get significantly more than the surrender value.
As of 1860, Massachusetts companies were required to provide "temporary insurance," what would now be called extended term insurance, automatically as a nonforfeiture benefit, and ultimately the law was strengthened in 1879 to provide for payment of a cash surrender value at the policyholder's option.
It is lending 100 per cent of surrender value against these policies at just 10.
We believe that life offices have a responsibility to inform their customers that they could get more by selling when they first ask for a surrender value," he added.
Under the two most typical arrangements, the employer's premium is equal to the annual increase in the policy's cash surrender value (the employee pays the balance) or the employee contributes the cost to buy a one-year term policy of equivalent coverage (the employer pays the balance of the premium).
This type of life settlement can be positive for both the original owner of the policy, who receives more than his or her cash surrender value by selling the policy, and for the buyers of the policies, who can obtain a double-digit return on their investment.
an industry leader in the growing life settlement marketplace, announced the results of a recent internal analysis of the company's life settlement transactions showing that senior consumers received approximately $55 million beyond the cash surrender value for unwanted or unneeded life insurance policies.
The high interest and administrative fees generated from the COLI program outweighed the policies' net cash surrender value and benefits.
Provided it's "with profits", you can almost certainly sell your old policy on the second-hand or "traded" endowment market for more than its surrender value.
They will also need to have run for at least five years, and have a minimum surrender value of around pounds 2,000, before anyone will be interested in buying them.