This post originally appeared as an article on Kim Butler’s Partners for Prosperity website at www.partners4prosperity.com/collateral We thought this to be valuable information to also share with the Truth Concepts community. 

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  We get many questions on using life insurance policies with cash value as collateral for bank loans. First, you can ONLY borrow against a policy with cash value, such as whole life insurance. You cannot use this strategy at all with a term insurance policy. Often, local (as opposed to large/national) banks and credit unions will lend against the cash value of life insurance. So you may want to start with your local banker. Additionally, the banks listed below have been referred to us as providing this service nationally. Please contact them directly for more information. Loan-to-value limits are usually 80 or 90%. (You could borrow up to $80k to $90k with $100k of cash value as collateral.) Bank rates are often lower than the interest rates for policy loans, with current rates as low as prime. Brittnay Wittnebel Kensington Financial Associates 2875 NE 191st Street, Suite 603 Personal AND “Direct to Business” loans OK to use multiple policies for collateral Kensingtonfa.com Aventura, FL 33180 (305) 466-0577  ext. 102 (608) 346-3205 Kensington Informational Flyer Brandon Miller State Bank Lines of credit from $20k Georgia Brandon.miller@statebt.com 404.290.0050 (cell) 404.239.8664 (office) State Bank information flyer Matthew Hale Heritage Bank Greater Atlanta Area matthew.hale@heritagebank.com 404.933.5144 (cell) Patricia Davino Valley National Bank 1455 Valley Road Wayne, NJ 07470 PDavino@valleynationalbank.com (862) 261-3065 (direct) (973) 934-5886 (cell) Kathy Smith AVP, Portfolio Manager 3490 Piedmont Road NE, Suite 700 Atlanta, GA 30305 404.814.8006 | f: 404.393.9925 kathy.smith@lionbank.com For more information about how to use your life insurance to benefit you now, see Kim D. H. Butler’s book, Live Your Life InsuranceKim and Jack Burns’ new book,  Busting the Life Insurance Lies.   Start your free 10 day trial blog cta