Is Capital Guarantee Plan a Right Investment Product in Times of Coronavirus Pandemic?

The entire world is experiencing hardship and uncertainty due to the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic. Currently, the whole country is amidst the biggest economic crisis of the century. The high market volatility is likely to continue until the COVID-19 reaches a manageable level. Due to the high volatility of the market, people are looking for a safe investment option that offers a guaranteed return.

Read more
investent plan
Plans starting from ₹1000/month
bajaj allianz life insurance
loading...
tata aia life insurance
loading...
hdfc Life
loading...
Best Investment Plans
  • money
    Generate wealth with high returns Earn 1 Cr in maturity with Zero LTCG tax
  • tax
    Double tax savings On premiums (under 80C) and on maturity (under 10(10D))^
  • compare
    Compare & choose the best 30+ Plans and 150+ Fund options
We are rated~
rating
6.7 Crore
Registered Consumers
51
Insurance Partners
3.4 Crore
Policies Sold

Top performing plans with High Returns*

Invest ₹10K/month & Get ₹1 Crore returns*

+91
Secure
We don’t spam
Please wait. We Are Processing..
Your personal information is secure with us
Plans available only for people of Indian origin By clicking on "View Plans" you agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms of use #For a 55 year on investment of 20Lacs #Discount offered by insurance company
Get Updates on WhatsApp
We are rated~
rating
6.7 Crore
Registered Consumers
51
Insurance Partners
3.4 Crore
Policies Sold

But does this mean that you should not invest in the market now? Or, you are confused to invest in the right investment product. To help you out, here we have discussed in detail the right investment products, which you might consider investing in times of COVID-19.  

Look For The Most Preferred Options

Nowadays, due to the high volatility of the market, most people want to invest in investment options that offer a guaranteed return on investment and are a safe investment product.  One of the most popular guaranteed return safe investment products is bank fixed deposits. However, bank FDs come with its own set of disadvantages. First, it comes with a maximum lock-in period of 10 years. Second, the interest rate of bank FDs has fallen drastically in the last 6 years. The interest rate of bank FD has fallen from 8.5% p.a in the year 2014 to 5.4% p.a. in 2020, which is the lowest interest rate of all time. 

Also, the returns on bank FD deposits do not gain any tax benefit. Thus, during times like this, you must try to opt for a product, which not only offers a guaranteed return but also provide a high-interest rate on the invested amount along with the benefit of tax saving.  Based on the recent market scenario, one such investment product that offers the best returns is capital guarantee plans. 

Capital Guarantee Plans

To protect investors from experiencing losses in the current market scenario, Policybazaar has introduced an innovative solution known as capital guarantee plans (CGP). The capital guarantee solution plan is a combination of the Unit Linked Insurance Plan (ULIP) and the guaranteed return plan. Under this plan, a part of the invested amount goes into ULIPs, whereas the rest 50-60% of the amount is invested in guaranteed return plans. In case the policy tenure comes to an end, you can avail of the maturity benefit based on the market linked returns from the ULIP funds along with the returns generated on the traditional guarantee plan.  

Not only this, what makes the CGP one of the most lucrative investment options during this time is that the premium paid throughout the policy tenure is 100% guaranteed. This means that on completion of the policy tenure, the policyholder is guaranteed to get back all the premiums he paid throughout the policy term. 

For example- If you invest Rs.10,000 per month in a  capital guarantee plan for a policy tenure of 15 years and premium payment tenure of 10 years, then Rs.4000 of the premium amount will be invested in ULIP  funds, and the rest Rs.6.000 will be invested in the traditional product. After the completion of the policy tenure, you will receive a guaranteed return of Rs. 12lakh. 

Helps to Plan for a Long Term Horizon

In the capital guarantee solution plan, you can choose a policy tenure between the range of a minimum of 10 years to a maximum of 40 years. The premium payment tenure varies between 12,10,7 & 5 years.  The plan is a great investment option for investors who want to accumulate funds in the long-term or want to create a retirement fund. It comes with a retirement variant option, which is a combination of guaranteed return fixed income product and whole life ULIP. Suppose you invest Rs.5000 per month in CGP for the tenure of 10-15 years till you retire, after your retirement, you will receive a guaranteed 100% investment return and a monthly pension until you are alive. The annuity received and the guaranteed return is tax-free. 

Why It is Important to Invest During COVID-19?

The historic data suggests that the market crashes due to pandemic are followed by big-bull runs. During the outbreak of SARS  in the year 2003 between January to March, the Sensex was down by 11% and it hiked up to nearly 80% after a year. In January, this year the Sensex was at 41,945 points and due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it crashed to 25,981 points in March. The Sensex has now recovered to 38,369 points. Based on this observation it is a good time to restart or even start investing. 

Wrapping it Up!

 Keeping the current scenario in mind it may not be a good idea to invest in the pure market-linked product as you may not get a profitable return if the market goes down. Thus, if you have a low-risk appetite, the capital guarantee solution plan can be a great option of investment for you as it offers a 100% guarantee on premium along with the benefit of investment return.

Past 5 Year annualised returns as on 01-03-2024

^Tax benefit are for Investments made up to Rs.2.5 L/ yr and are subject to change as per tax laws.

*All savings are provided by the insurer as per the IRDAI approved insurance plan.

Tax benefit is subject to changes in tax laws. Standard T&C Apply
~Source - Google Review Rating available on:- http://bit.ly/3J20bXZ

^^The information relating to mutual funds presented in this article is for educational purpose only and is not meant for sale. Investment is subject to market risks and the risk is borne by the investor. Please consult your financial advisor before planning your investments.

#The lumpsum benefit is calculated if policyholder invested ₹10000 monthly for 10 years in the fund with a policy term of 20 years. This Point To Point past performance data of last 10 years has been used to illustrate a scenario for the customers benefit. It is assumed that the past 10 years returns would have also been delivered in last 20 years. This is not guaranteed and not in anyway indicative of what the customer may actually get 20 years from now. The investment is subject to market risk and the risk is borne by the policyholder.

Become a crorepati-1
Invest More Get More!
You Get
₹1 Crores*
You Invest
₹10K/month
You Get
₹80 Lakhs*
You Invest
₹8K/month
You Get
₹50 Lakhs*
You Invest
₹5K/month
capital guarantee
Investment Calculator
  • One time
  • Monthly
/ Year
Sensex has given 10% return from 2010 - 2020
You invest
You get
View plans

Investment plans articles

Recent Articles
Popular Articles
SBI NRI Account

07 Feb 2024

The State Bank of India (SBI) NRI account is designed for
Read more
How Thanks giving and Black Friday Affect The Indian Stock Market?

23 Nov 2023

Black Friday and Thanksgiving mark the beginning of the holiday
Read more
Axis Bank NRI Account

11 Oct 2023

The Axis Bank NRI Account is a gateway to seamless banking
Read more
ICICI Bank NRI Account

09 Oct 2023

The ICICI NRI Account is a specialized banking solution designed
Read more
Long- Term Income Plans

11 Sep 2023

Long-Term Income Plans are strategic financial products that
Read more
Best NRE Savings Accounts for NRIs in 2024
India is a growing economy and is getting a lot of global recognition these days. It has shown immense growth in
Read more
Short Term Investments Options
Short-term investments are financial assets that can be easily converted to cash within a short period, typically
Read more
Post Office Monthly Income Scheme - MIS Interest Rate 2024
The Post Office Monthly Income Scheme is a secure and popular investment option in India, backed by the
Read more
How to Change Mobile Number in Post Office Account Online?
Indian Post Payment Bank (IPPB) is the banking division of the Department of Post (Ministry of Communications)
Read more

top
Close
Download the Policybazaar app
to manage all your insurance needs.
INSTALL