Why private basic pensions often lead to losses for policyholders

A marketing expert remarked: “The best marketing agency is in Berlin – that is, the government”. First came the Riester pension with subsidised allowances, then the increasingly tax-deductible basic pension – also known as the Rürup pension. One financial services provider said: “The shift from state to private retirement provision is a growth market for […]

No appeal on statute of limitations after 13 years

The Higher Regional Court (OLG) of Oldenburg decided in its ruling of 19.12.2013 (Case No. 1 U 67/13) that an insurer (VR) cannot invoke the statute of limitations after years in the case of long-term claims if it had previously given a qualified acknowledgement. Statute of limitations regularly after three years at the end of […]

Generation consultants, succession planners and financial planners together with initiators in conflict with the Legal Services Act

For decades there has been the training as Financial-Planner (financial planner), Estate-Planner (succession planner) and for some years now as Generation Consultant with IHK certificate. Surely only the trainers will make money from this for the time being. At second glance, it is a guide to the violation of the Legal Services Act (RDG) and […]

Opportunities for a reduction in contributions or a return to statutory health insurance

– What the tariff change broker never reveals and rarely knows – A recent study by a lobby organisation proposes to make statutory health insurance (GKV) more attractive for lower earning self-employed persons, as reported by a newspaper from Southern Germany. For self-employed persons there would be a minimum contribution of 342 euros per month. […]

Discussions on legal protection

Recent insurance cases in legal expenses insurance lead to the question: When is it useful to take out a coverage claim in the event of a refusal of benefits?   Insurance companies offer the customer a good feeling until the customer is then faced with a mostly justified refusal of benefits in the event of […]