Secondary Market Annuities Are Not Securities
All Guarantees referenced on this site are subject to the claims paying ability of the individual insurance carriers. Furthermore, Secondary Market Annuities are not securities and this site does sell or offer any securities.
Important SMA Disclosures
Secondary Market Income Annuities (SMIA, or SMA’s) are also known as Factored Structured Settlements (FSS) & Lottery Winnings (LW)
SMIA, FSS & LW are not bank deposits. They are not insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) or any other government agency. They may be partially or wholly guaranteed by State Guaranty Associations, however we make no representations or warranties in this regard.
SMIA, FSS & LW are subject to interest rate risk during the duration of the contract. Open market interest rates may rise, yet the rate of return on the SMIA, FSS or LW is locked in and fixed. Rates may also fall. In that case a 6% SMIA yield is more valuable in a 4% rate environment than it is in an 8% one.
SMIA, FSS & LW are reflected and monetized in U.S. Dollars. Foreign Buyers may be subject to currency exchange risk. If their home country currency strengthens against the U.S. Dollar then it will negatively impact this investment when exchanged back into the foreign currency. If the foreign currency weakens against the U.S. Dollar then it will enhance the overall yield when exchanged back into the country of origin’s currency.
SMIA, FSS & LW In General:
The purchaser understands they are buying an income stream and/or lump sum payments. Therefore the liquidity is limited to the payment(s) being purchased. There is not a cash value nor a liquidation value nor the option to commute the value for this investment. The purchaser understands these structured assets should never be purchased with emergency funds and or money the purchaser will need before the stated cash flows.
SMIA, FSS & LW Factored Structured Settlement payment rights are transferred by the Payee, funded by an annuity and issued by a life insurance company. The transaction is reviewed and approved by a court, under court order, in accordance with an applicable state transfer statute and IRC-5891. State Lottery Payments are transferred to the Purchaser via court order by the winner pursuant to State Lottery Transfer Laws. The tax a Purchaser pays on a SMIA, FSS or LW depends on the Purchaser’s jurisdiction of citizenship and jurisdiction of residency, as well as U.S. tax laws. We express no opinion on Purchaser’s tax obligations and recommend that Purchaser consult his/her tax adviser accordingly.
Interest Rate Calculation:
Interest, payment, and price figures utilized in court documents and closing documents are calculated using Tvalue TM Amortization Software, the industry standard, using an Effective Interest Rate with a Monthly Compounding formula as term and condition. Effective Interest Rate is equivalent to Internal Rate of Return, and is the discount rate such that the Present Value of all specific payments and on all specific dates of a contract equals $0. Where there is any variation from the listing sheet, the contract entered into by Purchaser will prevail, information is subject to the final documents, is subject to change, and is not guaranteed.
Certificate of Deposit (CD) rates are obtained through Bank Rate.com; Treasury Rates are obtained from U.S. Treasury.gov; Fixed Annuity Rates are obtained through ImmediateAnnuities.com and Annuity Rate Watch.
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