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Comparison between life insurance policies and capitalisation policies*

  Life insurance Capitalisation
Insured YES NO
Death cover YES NO
Beneficiary Clause YES NO
Term Fixed or indeterminate term. Fixed term.
Term extendible implicitly NO YES
Unwinding At the death of the insured or on full surrender. At the end of the policy or on full surrender.
Subscription by an individual YES YES
Subscription by a legal entity YES YES
Underlying investments Subject to prudential rules in Luxembourg. Certain national rules may however be mandatory. Subject to prudential rules in Luxembourg. Certain national rules may however be mandatory.
May be used as security YES YES
Taxation Depends on the policyholder's country of residence. Depends on the policyholder's country of residence.

* Certain differences or similarities which may arise between life insurance policies and capitalisation policies are also subject to the legal provisions in the policyholder's country of residence. Certain particularities or exceptions may vary from one country to another, for example in the case of life insurance policies taken out by legal entities or capitalisation policies taken out by individuals.

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