Stress test by financial regulator leads life insurance company into insolvency

– What are the scenarios of settlement in insurance due to low interest rates ? –   Customers of life insurers are shaken: on 16.12.2014, the business press reported that a Swiss life insurer had now filed for insolvency, and had become a victim of low interest rates. The 13,000 policies were taken over by […]

Pension funds stress employers over their default liability to employees

There are increased liability risks for employers in around 87% of pension funds One way of implementing the company pension scheme is the Pensionskasse (PF). Because they are monitored by the Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin), employers in this case are spared having to contribute to the Pension Protection Association (PSVaG). If the employer becomes […]

Drying up of life insurance – too few investment options for too much money

– Why life insurance has outlived its usefulness as a capital accumulation vehicle –   Wim Duisenberg, ex-president of the ECB, when asked how he invests his money: “Personally, I’m in the fortunate position of having no reserves.”   Statistically, up to more than 80 million German citizens own more than one life insurance policy. […]

Finance and risk control

More wealth in a planned and controlled manner The own assets in a planned and future-oriented management as well as value-enhancing and risk-optimized investment requires the highest degree of Knowledge and time. Not everyone who has achieved a certain level of wealth is also a financial or controlling expert , so it is advisable to […]

Termination without notice of non-cancellable insurance policies

Insurance contracts can be terminated if the insurer’s financial position is poor.   The Federal Supervisory Office for Financial Services (BaFin) has found out in a “stress test” that 31 out of more than one hundred insurance companies would be threatened with insolvency in the event of a crisis. Which 31 insurers are involved has […]

Corruption, tax fraud and financial dilettantes

“Who burned our money?” exposes fraudulent schemes in the financial system   “An all-finance authority like BaFin truly experiences a lot in the course of a year – including nasty surprises. But the subprime crisis that hit us in mid-2007 dwarfs anything we have seen before. Clever financial engineers exploited national and international supervisory loopholes, […]

Extraordinary termination without notice of contractually non-cancellable insurance and other contracts

– How to immediately terminate long-term occupational and personal pension contracts -.   It is not only in private banks that it is common for employees to have to earn up to more than three times their gross salary. For bank customers, this means that up to more than 1% of their assets can go […]

Hopes of bankruptcy-proof provision via a basic pension/ürup pension vanish into thin air

– How creditors can seize complete assets – even without surrender value -.   In 2015, the basic pension, also known as the Rürup pension, will be even more tax-deductible – up to €22,172 instead of the previous €20,000; for married couples, this amount will double. An employee of the German Insurance Association, who is […]

Federal agency omits legal fortune imputation with Rürup savers – employment agency ignores will of the legislator

– How insurers’ lies are believed and harm the middle class by the millions – No security for imputation due to Hartz IV and other social benefits In an admirable act of lobbying, life insurers have succeeded in persuading intermediaries, customers and even the Federal Employment Agency that the capital saved for Rürup pensions would […]

Compensation for heirs in the event of failure to provide medical euthanasia

The Higher Regional Court of Munich (OLG, Az. 1 U 454/17, judgement of 21.12.2017) sentenced a family doctor to pay 40,000 € – inherited – compensation for pain and suffering for immaterial damages to the heir. The deceased had been artificially fed, among other things by a PEG probe, and kept alive for about 21 […]