bank collateralWe get many questions on using life insurance policies with cash value as collateral for bank loans. First, you can ONLY borrow against a policy with cash value, such as whole life insurance. You cannot use this strategy at all with a term insurance policy.

Often, local (as opposed to large/national) banks and credit unions will lend against the cash value of life insurance. So you may want to start with your local banker.

Additionally, the banks listed below have been referred to us as providing this service nationally. Please contact them directly for more information.

Loan-to-value limits are usually 80 or 90%. (You could borrow up to $80k to $90k with $100k of cash value as collateral.) Bank rates are often lower than the interest rates for policy loans, with current rates as low as prime.

Jeanne Leconte
Kensington Financial Associates
18851 NE 29th Avenue, Suite 413
Personal AND “Direct to Business” loans
OK to use multiple policies for collateral
KensingtonFA.com
Aventura, FL 33180
(786) 574-4132

Kensington Informational Flyer

Matthew Hale
Heritage Bank

Greater Atlanta Area
matthew.hale@heritagebank.com
404.933.5144 (cell)

Patricia Davino
Valley National Bank

1455 Valley Road
Wayne, NJ 07470
PDavino@valleynationalbank.com
(862) 261-3065 (direct)
(973) 934-5886 (cell)

Kathy Smith
AVP, Portfolio Manager
3490 Piedmont Road NE, Suite 700
Atlanta, GA 30305
404.814.8006 | f: 404.393.9925
kathy.smith@lionbank.com

For more information about how to use your life insurance to benefit you now, see Kim D. H. Butler’s book, Live Your Life Insurance, Kim and Jack Burns’ new book,  Busting the Life Insurance Lies.

And of course, you can also contact us directly to set an appointment to speak with Kim or to talk with Theresa, our multi-generational life insurance specialist.

If we can assist you with a new policy, please reach out to us at hello@partners4prosperity.com.

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