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Can you take out a loan on a life insurance policy?


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Answered 2009-01-23 04:39:03

That depends on the life insurance policy. The policy must be one that builds cash value before a loan can be taken. Simply, if the policy is a 'term life policy' it lasts for a defined period - 10 years, 20 years, etc. - and charges a low premium. It doesn't build cash value you can borrow against.

'Whole life policies', on the other hand, have a part of the premium paid set aside for cash value. For this reason, the amount of premium charged for a whole life policy will be higher than the premium charged for a term life policy with the same face value.

NOTE: A loan is taken against the cash value of a policy, not the face value ( death benefit ). So if the face value is $10,000 and the cash value is $3,000, the loan would be taken against the $3,000.

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How do you take out a loan on your policy?

A policy loan is available only against a whole life policy, not a term life policy. Whole life accumulates cash value and a term life policy does not. The insurance policy will specify the interest rate that will accrue on the loan. The loan does not have to be repaid, but interest will continue to accrue if it does not. The insurance company will permit only a specified percentage of the cash value to be borrowed, and there must be a sufficient accumulation of cash value to a policy loan to be made. You should contact the insurance company directly to make arrangements for the loan.


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Can you take out a loan on employer paid life insurance policy?

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Can you borrow against your life insurance plan or use it as collatoral for a loan?

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How would one get a loan for insurance?

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Can you lower your life insurance and take out balance?

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Can i buy a life insurance policy on anyone?

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Can a wife take out a life insurance policy on her husband?

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Can i borrow from a term life policy?

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How long does it take to cancel your life insurance policy?

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Can you take out a loan from all life insurance policies?

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Can you get credit from life insurance policies?

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What is the difference between term and whole life ins?

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