Using Your Structured Settlement as Collateral for a Bank Loan According to the National Structured Settlement Trade Association (NSSTA) “Normally, you may not use your structured settlement payments as collateral for a loan. The reason is that the federal law designed to provide these benefits to you on an income tax-free basis also prohibits you from assigning or encumbering them”. The National Association of Settlement Purchasers (NASP) states, “That is an option, if you have good credit and are willing to take on additional debt.” The NASP also adds, “Unfortunately, few banks will take your payments as collateral. That is […]
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Annuity and Structured Settlement Often when talking with clients i get this question, what is the difference between an annuity and structured settlement. Then i ran across this article and thought Continue reading Difference Between an Annuity and Structured Settlement
Structured settlements are annuities. Annuities grow faster when interest rates are higher. There are “fixed” and “variable” annuity rates. If you were issued a “fixed” annuity, this means there was a stated interest rate at purchase, and it’s guaranteed to stay at the same rate. This type of annuity will not be so affected by the rise in the Federal Interest Rate. If you were issued a “variable” annuity at purchase, this means the terms can change. In oth […] Continue reading Federal Interest Rate Rise vs. Structured Settlements
From time to time we run across articles that we believe are well written, and not just for advertisement. When we do find such articles we like to share them with our readers. this is one of those articles we found, written by an attorney, and seems to be on the mark when it comes to talking about independent professional advice. Guardians Ad Litem Are Not Independent Professional Advisors The sale of a structured settlement to a factoring company will involve a court proceeding. I […] Continue reading Court appointed Guardians Ad Litem Are Not Independent Professional Advisors;