This is worrying for some especially to those who had put his utmost trust in his consultant. To be honest, if you asked any consultant in the streets if he will stay in this industry for long, he will always say yes! Its like asking a restaurant owner whether his food is nice.
Well, lets be fair, nothing is guaranteed. Its the same as asking whether your the other half will love you forever. We are all human beings, there is also a chance that your consultant will be stricken down with illness and even death. Even if the consultant at that point of time is truly convicted to the loyalty of his financial company, that does not mean few years from then, things will not change. We will never know what the future hold for us, who knows maybe my business is so bad that I have to end up selling hot dogs instead.
As the wise says – The only constant is change. To quote the president of US: “Change, we will” and we always will, be it consciously or subconsciously. Thanks to this ever-growing economy, we find ourselves constantly adapting to the demands of this society (especially ours) and this process of adaptation often than not, entails change in us.
What happens when your financial consultant quit? Even for the most inevitable reasons, there is nothing to worry about. Really. First of all, the financial company will always still be there. What if the financial company bankrupts and close down? Think of this way, if an financial company was to fall one day, the rest of the other insurance companies or even the whole financial industry will fall because this is a collective economy. Remember, all financial companies are regulated by MAS, if MAS has no financial power to withstand a financial company to fall, MAS is most probably crippled already. If that happens, trust me, your insurance is the last thing you worry about 😛
Just think of the each of the domino to be a financial company in Singapore and MAS is the platform where all these dominoes are standing on.
OK back to the topic, so what happens when your financial consultant quit? You know, there is nothing you can do. First of all, you don not even have to worry at all. As long as your financial company is still there, you are still insured, you still can claim, you can collect your money upon maturity, you still can collect your dividends, you still can collect your coupons, your policy is basically not affected at all. The only drawback is that if you need to enquire or do any claims, you have to do it without personal assistance.
First of all, you can always call the help desk though they may not be as efficient or even friendly (I’ve had a bad encounter with 1 financial company’s help desk, I’m declining to name the company though) But still no matter what, you can always head down to the office to make an enquiry, troublesome it may be, but hey at least its a guaranteed method! But wait a minute, now you have lesser to worry!
Most major financial companies even have online portals for you to login to see your own financial portfolio, its even faster to check it out yourself than to ask your consultant. If you think you’re not that IT-savvy which I highly doubt so, there is always phone calls and heading down the office which I’ve mentioned earlier.
So really, there is nothing to worry about with regards to servicing or claims. If you need new advise on your financial needs, there are like tonnes of people in city area doing roadshows you can approach. 😛
What is truly more important is the advise your consultant give you at the point of time. Make sure you touch your heart and ask yourself if you can really trust him and feel that it is the best one he has given you. That is more important than whether he will stay in this industry for long, once you can do that, the rest is history.