Surrendering my Etiqa 2.02% after 3 years

It has been a superb 3 years.

Again in 2019, I signed up for Etiqa’s ELASTIQ plan which affords assured 2.02% for the primary 3 years. I began with $5k preliminary deposit first, and high up one other $10k after because the rate of interest setting then was dangerous.

Curiosity dropped

Now that 3 years is up, Etiqa has despatched me an electronic mail informing of the revised curiosity right down to 1.2%

Expensive Valued Buyer,

We hope you’re retaining effectively and secure.

As COVID-19 continues to disrupt monetary markets and economies, the extended uncertainty has made it difficult to keep up the present crediting fee and loyalty bonus of your coverage. We want to inform you that the present crediting fee and loyalty bonus to your ELASTIQ coverage shall be revised as follows:

Coverage Quantity

Revised Crediting Charge* after third yr

Revised Loyalty Bonus

Efficient date

: xxxxx

: 1.20% every year

: 0.00% of the typical month-to-month account worth for the previous 36 coverage months

: xxxxx

*relevant to preliminary premium and top-up(s)

At this revised fee, your account worth will proceed to develop with 100% capital assured. Additionally, you will benefit from the flexibility to high up or withdraw out of your funds at your personal comfort.

0% loyalty bonus

As well as, there was alleged to be a 0.3% loyalty bonus if you don’t make any withdrawal for the previous 36 months. Sadly, this has gone right down to 0.

With this drop in rate of interest, I’ll now be cashing out the complete quantity. 

Earlier than: 


Money out course of

Sadly, the withdrawal course of will not be that simple. I’m not capable of withdraw absolutely through their web site. As an alternative, I needed to electronic mail them and await the paynow switch in 5 working days.

It has been a comparatively good expertise with Etiqa and I am going to miss this curiosity in comparison with what I am getting from DBS Multiplier. Hopefully, this $15k will develop additional once I pumped it to different riskier performs.