Underwriting of life insurance policies

The BGH has decided that – completely independent of the revocation – a claim for damages can also be sufficient for the reversal of a life insurance policy – oh for contracts concluded from 2008 onwards.   In its current ruling of 28 June 2017 (Case No. IV ZR 440/14), the Federal Court of Justice […]

Empty state guarantee: Why the Riester pension is not safe

On Sunday, 05.10.2008, the Chancellor said “We tell savers that their deposits are safe. The federal government is also responsible for this.” – For lack of a legal basis, this is not a declaration of guarantee but, correctly understood, a political declaration of intent. On Sunday, 24.04.2016, a Labour Minister will be quoted as saying […]

The additional remuneration agreement may be revoked

What compensation does the customer owe in the event of premature cancellation of his insurance premiums? The German Federal Supreme Court (BGH, ruling of 12 December 2013, file no. III ZR 124/13) decided that not only a broker but also an insurance agent can be promised a remuneration by his customer for brokering a life […]

No State guarantee

The amount of the levies due when a “Riester pension” is paid seems unclear. Why the capital is not secure with this form of pension. In October 2008 the Chancellor said “We tell savers that their deposits are safe. The federal government also vouches for that.” – Which, for lack of a legal basis, is […]

Additional remuneration agreement can be revoked

The German Federal Supreme Court (BGH, ruling of 12 December 2013, file no. III ZR 124/13) decided that not only a broker but also an insurance agent can be promised a remuneration by his customer for brokering a life insurance policy with a net policy. Capital investors and medium-sized companies are increasingly taking advantage of […]