Canadian Financial, Real Estate and Mortgage Glossary

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Policy Loan

Synonyms:death benefit loan, life insurance loan
Filed Under: estate-management, financial-banking, insurance
Tags: banking, insurance, life insurance

Definition of policy loan

policy loan
1. A loan where an individual leverages the cash value of their life insurance policy. The death benefit is used as collateral for the policy loan, and should the policyholder default on the loan, the lender can withdraw the funds owned from the death benefit. Also known as a "life insurance loan."

Related Terms and Acronyms:

  • cash surrender value (CSV)   The liquid value of an insurance policy if the policyholder voluntarily cancels the policy before maturity or an insured event.
  • death benefit (DB)   A payment or series of payments made to the beneficiaries of a life insurance policy.
      ➥  An amount paid to a beneficiary in a life linsurance policy.
  • life insurance   An arrangement where an insurer agrees to pay a benefit to one or more beneficiaries in the event of the policyholder's death.
      ➥  CanEquity offers life insurance.
  • living benefits   The option for a life insurance policyholder to receive a portion of their death benefit in advance of their death.
  • non-recourse debt   A loan secured by collateral where the borrower is not personally liable.
  • spin-life   A financial industry that specializes in buying life insurance policies from individuals or convincing individuals to take out new life insurance policies with an investor as a beneficiary.
  • surrender charge   A charge levied when a life insurance policyholder cancels his or her policy.
  • surrender rights   The contractual right for a life insurance or annuity policyholder to cancel his or her policy.
  • transferable insurance policy   A life insurance policy that can be sold to another party through a viatical settlement.
  • viatical settlement   A contract where an individual agrees to sell his or her life insurance policy to a third party before their death.

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