Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Compensation Schemes for Investors (Life Insurance Products)

In uncertain times, investors get worried about the security of the monies that they may have invested with the different product providers.

The scheme that operates in the Republic of Ireland (Investor Compensation Scheme) pays compensation where a firm, authorised by the Financial Regulator, is unable to return investment monies owed to an eligible client due to its financial circumstances.

There is a limit to the amount that the Investor Compensation Scheme may pay in compensation. They can only pay 90% of the amount lost, subject to a maximum of €20,000, to each investor.

Companies like Standard Life operate in Ireland as a branch of their UK parent. Therefore, their policyholders are covered by the UK's Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS).

The level of cover provided by the FSC Scheme (for policies issued after 01/12/2001) is 100% of the value of the policy up to £2,000 plus 90% of the balance without limit.

Featured Product : Standard Life Portfolio Invesment Bond

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