EFU Takaful Savings Plan



In an ever-increasing uncertain world, it is your top priority to ensure that your family continues to enjoy financial security and a comfortable lifestyle even in your absence. EFU Life brings you EFU Takaful Savings Plan. A plan that assures financial security for your family while keeping pace with your growing needs and rewards you for a healthy lifestyle. This plan is a simple and economic way of achieving your financial objective irrespective of what the future has planned for you. EFU Takaful Savings Plan has been reviewed and approved by the Shariah Advisor of EFU Life – Window Takaful Operations, Mufti Muhammad Ibrahim Essa who is a prominent scholar from Jamiah Darul Uloom Karachi & has a vast experience.


Opportunity for Growth:


EFU Takaful Growth Fund: A unit-linked Participants' Investment Fund (PIF) comprising Shariah-compliant investments. The objective of the Fund is to maximize capital growth by investing in a portfolio spread across a wide range of investments such as Islamic mutual funds, approved equities, term deposits in Islamic Banks and Sukuk Bonds.

EFU Takaful Conservative Fund*: EFU Takaful Conservative Fund has a conservative investment allocation strategy and has low risk. This is a unit-linked Participants' Investment Fund (PIF) comprising of Shariah-compliant government securities, non-equity Shariah-compliant mutual funds, Shariah-compliant short-term deposits, and cash in Islamic banks or Islamic windows of conventional banks.

EFU Takaful Aggressive Fund: A unit-linked Participants' Investment Fund (PIF) comprising Shariah-compliant investments, aimed at maximizing capital growth by using investments with an aggressive market outlook.

Multiple Funds Option: Under this option you have a facility to select a mix of two unit linked funds of the plan. Fund mix can be selected in the multiples of 10%. It means that the funds split can be of 90/10, 80/20, 70/30, 60/40 or 50/50.

*EFU Takaful Conservative Fund to be selected by default

Free Look Period:

It is a period of 14 days from the receipt date of the membership documents after issuance, in which Participant can review the terms and conditions. In case Participant decides to cancel his membership within a free look period of 14 days from the receipt of the documents, he will be entitled to a full refund of contribution as per relevant clause of PMD less any expenses incurred by EFU Life-WTO in connection with the medical/clinical examinations.

Applicable Age and Tenure:

The participant should be between 18 and 65 years old. However, the maximum age at maturity cannot be more than 75 years. The term of the Takaful contract can vary between 10 and 25 years; subject to a maximum age of 75 at maturity.

Minimum Contribution Requirements:

For the participants the minimum contribution is 20,000 annually.

Charges:

Following charges apply, on the basic Takaful Plan, are based on the principle of Wakalatul- Istismar:

  • An Allocation Fee will be charged, after which the remaining part of the contribution is as per the percentages mentioned below.
  • An Administration charge of Rs.150 per month will be charged.
  • Bid offer spread of 5% of net allocable contribution will be charged.
  • Investment Management fee of 1.5% p.a of the Fund Value will be applied.
  • Partial Withdrawal Fee: Nil
  • Wakala Charge from Waqf Fund: 40% of the Takaful donation


What is Takaful?

Takaful is a Shariah compliant way of safeguarding yourself and your family against future financial losses. A Takaful product assists participants to share their risk on the basis of cooperation, brotherhood, mutuality and solidarity for the common good.

How does the Takaful Membership operate?

EFU Life’s Takaful model is founded on the Wakalah-Waqf principle. Individuals in the community come together for a common purpose and contribute into a Waqf Fund operated by a Takaful Operator to protect themselves against future financial losses. The following pictorial representation summarizes how your Takaful membership will operate with EFU Life - WTO:


What is Surplus Sharing?

Takaful offers a unique feature of Surplus Sharing to the Participants in addition to risk mitigation benefits. By contributing Tabarru (donation) into the Participant’s Takaful Fund (PTF), the participant may be entitled to a share of possible surplus funds. At the end of each year, EFU Life –Window Takaful Operations will determine the surplus in the PTF based on the method approved by the Shariah Advisor and Appointed Actuary.

What are the benefits of Surplus Sharing?

A part of the surplus may be distributed back to the participant in the form of Bonus Units through additional unit allocation in the Participant’s Investment Account (PIA). These Bonus Units will enhance the Cash Value of your Takaful plan.

Waqf Donation:

Waqf Donation, which depends on the Takaful cover and age of the Participant, will be transferred from Basic Plan Contribution into Participants Takaful Fund (PTF).

Benefits:

Death Benefit:

  • In case of an unfortunate event of death during the Membership Term, the takaful benefit will be payable as follows:
  • The Sum at Risk* from the Participant’s Takaful Fund (PTF) Plus
  • The Basic Cash Value of Participant’s Investment Account (PIA) Plus
  • The Cash Value from Fund Acceleration Contributions in the Participant’s Investment Account (PIA).
  • *(The Sum at Risk is equal to the Sum Covered less Basic Cash Value in PIA).

Maturity Benefit:

At the end of the Membership Term and whilst the Participant is alive, the maturity benefit will be payable as follows:

  • The Basic Cash Value of the Participant’s Investment Account (PIA) Plus
  • The Cash Value from Fund Acceleration Contributions in the Participant’s Investment Account (PIA).

Cash Value: The value which is accumulated over time of units purchased against net contributions.

Optional Benefits:

The Plan also offers various supplementary benefits which may be attached to it in order to enhance the Takaful protection. These supplementary benefits are:

Takaful Accidental Death Benefit*:

This benefit provides an additional lump sum benefit on accidental death of the participant

Takaful Accidental Death and Disability Benefit*:

In case of accidental death or disability of the Participant, this rider provides an additional lump sum benefit.

Additional Term Takaful:

This benefit increases the level of Takaful cover by providing an additional amount in case of death of the participant.

Takaful Family Income Benefit:

This benefit ensures that a monthly income is paid to the family in case of the unfortunate death of the Participant during the plan term.

Takaful Waiver of Contribution:

In case the participant is unable to follow his/her occupation due to sickness or accident, the contribution of the plan would be made by WAQF Fund/PTF managed by EFU Life.

*Note: Only one of the two accidental supplementary benefits can be selected


Contribution Allocation:

Year-wise allocation percentages of the participant’s contribution are shown in the table below:

Year

Unit Allocation %

1

55%

2

80%

3

90%

4- 5

100%

6- 10

103%

11- 15

105%

16- 20

107%

21- 25

110%


Sum Covered:

The Sum Covered is determined as the Basic Plan Annual Contribution multiplied by the "Protection Multiple", which may be selected from a range depending on the age at entry as illustrated.


Age

Minimum

Maximum

18– 35

5

75

36– 40

5

50

41– 49

5

35

50– 60

5

10

61– 65

5

5


Fund Acceleration Contribution (FAC):In case the Participant has extra funds available, the plan provides the flexibility to channel these to the Plan and provide a boost to the savings. These lump sum contributions are called Fund Acceleration Contributions (FAC) and can be paid anytime during the year where policy is active. The minimum FAC payable is PKR 20,000 per payment.

Complete and Partial Surrender: If your circumstances change and you have a need for cash, you can encash your Plan for the Total Cash Value in the policy, at any time. Please remember that the value in the early years is likely to be low as the Plan is designed for long term financial planning needs. Alternatively, you may just want a small proportion of the capital you have built up. This Plan gives you the facility to make partial withdrawals at any time whilst continuing to make contributions. This facility is subject to at least Rs. 25,000 remaining as cash value after such withdrawals. Minimum partial withdrawal amount should not be less than Rs. 20,000.

Indexation: Under this option, the regular contribution will increase every year by a 5% of previous year’s contribution with appropriate increase in benefits, without any medical evidence. Similarly, the Sum Covered of the main plain and any additional riders, will increase in the same proportion up till age 55 years. However, one may opt to increase only the contribution while keeping the Sum Covered at the initial level.

Claim: In case of an unfortunate event, you may file your claim intimation through any Samba Bank Branch walk in, visiting the EFU Head Office or by visiting any of the EFU branches in the country. For a swift speedy process you may also call us at our call center (021-111-338-436) or simply visit our website, fill in the intimation form and email it to us at cod@efuhemayahtakaful.com. Thereafter, you will be contacted for next steps.

Disclaimer:

  • This product is underwritten by EFU Life – Window Takaful Operations. It is not guaranteed or covered by Samba Bank or its affiliates and is not a product of Samba Bank. Hence EFU Life is responsible for all underwriting risk.
  • Samba Bank is just a promoter and corporate takaful agent of this product to its valued customers.
  • All Takaful Claims, charges and payments relating to the Takaful Policies shall be the sole and exclusive responsibility of EFU Life.
  • The contributions in the plan are invested in the EFU Takaful growth fund.
  • The past performance of funds is not necessarily a guide to future performance. Any forecast made is not necessarily indicative of future or likely performance of the funds and neither EFU Life – Window
  • Takaful Operations nor Samba Bank will incur any liability for the same.
  • A personalized illustration of benefits will be provided to you by our consultant. Please refer to the notes in the illustration for detailed understanding of the various Terms and Conditions; you are required to fully understand the illustration and other terms and conditions of the plan.
  • Service charges and taxes will be applicable as per the Bank’s “Schedule of Charges” and taxation laws as stipulated by the relevant authorities.