I read in your blog that you have cancelled a few NTUC policies recently. Can you explain your reasons?
I have stopped full time work and my children are grown up. I do not need the coverage under the life insurance policies now.
I could keep the policies as an investment, but I found the return to be quite low. In recent years, the investment yield has been rather low and the expenses incurred by the NTUC Income have increased significantly. This has resulted in a severe cut in the bonus rates payable on the policies.
Even in a good year (e.g. 2007), the bonus distributed has not been commensurate with the good results. I have lost confidence in getting a fair return and have decided to terminate most of my policies. I can get a better return by investing on my own or in a low cost unit trust.