Category Archive: Zurich International & Others

Zurich International and Others

Nov 18 2014

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What To Do If Zurich International Holds Your Money Ransom

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  Recently, I received an email from a British couple. They had invested in a Zurich International Vista plan. These are extraordinarily profitable for a salesperson to flog. As such, they have spread like pandemics among global expatriates. British investors tend to be the most likely victims. The couple that emailed me is locked in …

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Aug 07 2014

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Is This The Beginning Of The End For Offshore Pension Commission Structures?

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Offshore pensions provided by firms like Friends Provident, Zurich International, Generali and a slew of others are lopsided products geared to make money.   But to whom do the spoils flow?  Most have hidden charges totaling 3.5 percent to 4 percent each year.  So the investor can hardly gain traction against inflation over time. Financial …

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Apr 07 2014

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Does International Financial Services (Singapore) Flog Friends Provident Products?

It’s getting tougher for expatriates to trust financial advisors—and that’s a shame.  Some good ones exist, including Noto Financial Services and Thailand-based Creveling & Creveling.  But they’re not as common as they should be.  Reports from investors in South East Asia are implying that International Financial Services (Singapore) is selling Friends Provident Offshore Pensions.  While …

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Dec 13 2013

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Friends Provident International Faces A Cold Reception

Last week, I received a phone call at work.  “One of your friends gave me your name and number,” the caller said.  “I can help you save money on taxes.  When would you like to meet?”  Truth was, he was lying.   None of my friends gave him my name or contact information.  Instead, he …

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Dec 12 2013

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Does International Financial Services (Singapore) Flog Friends Provident Products?

It’s tough for expatriates to differentiate between high cost and low cost financial advisors.                             Some low cost ones exist, including Noto Financial Services and Thailand-based Creveling & Creveling.  But they’re not as common as they should be.  Reports from investors in …

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Jul 07 2013

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Royal Skandia…On The List of Legal Corruption?

The stories of heartache continue rolling in from investors feeling duped by groups like Friends Provident, Zurich International and Generali Vision. But it wouldn’t be fair to ignore the horrific costs of Royal Skandia.

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Jun 28 2013

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Zurich International, Friends Provident and Generali Vision Have Costly Kissing Cousins

More stories about exploited expatriate investors are starting to hit the news. Here’s another shocker!

Permanent link to this article: http://andrewhallam.com/2013/06/zurich-international-friends-provident-and-generali-have-costly-kissing-cousins/

May 14 2013

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International Teaching: Perils to Beware

Most schools are plagued by visits from silver-tongued financial representatives, bleeding employees like leaches. Products sold by reps for Zurich International, Friends Provident and Generali Vision ferment along the halls of shame.

Permanent link to this article: http://andrewhallam.com/2013/05/international-teaching-perils-to-beware/

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