Sunday, February 22, 2009

EPF @ KWSP - 2008 Dividend Rate???

I had been frequently checking on KWSP website since early January this year for the 2008 dividend announcement. I had also been checking on local newspapers on the announcement as well. Tonight, a local tv news said that KWSP will announce its 2008 dividend by next month. I was a bit disappointed as for last year, KWSP announced its 2007 dividend on 31 Jan 2008.

I believe most of us, the EPF contributors are waiting impatiently for the dividend announcement. At a total contribution of 23% from our monthly wages, it's quite a huge sum of $$$ isn't it? Let's hope and pray for the best.

Updated on 17 Mar 2009: See related post EPF @ KWSP - 4.50% Dividend Rate For 2008

10 comments:

  1. next month? hhmm...... what seems to be the problem, on 22nd dec 08 we were informed dividend will be anoounced latest by Feb 09 and I have been checking frequently....its dissapointing......

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  2. Hi Anonymous, Thanks for dropping by and the info. Actually I was not aware about the announcement made earlier. Last night and today, I had been checking and looking for the news, as I need to get more information. But, can't find any :( quite disappointed.

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  3. there is still no announcement made. It's now 4th March 2009

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  4. Yes, I am still waiting for the announcement too.........

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  5. I did the same and it is disappointting..KWSP might be delaying the annoucement in purpose this year due to FC.

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  6. Hi Anonymous, it's already 11th Mar today, and still no announcement made. Based on my past years experiences, by middle of March, I'd received my EPF annual statement already. Let's wait and see...

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  7. seihoryo@gmail.comMarch 15, 2009 at 8:14 PM

    Ha, so many buddies here. Me too, have been checking for announcement since January.
    I have also check the announcement date (according to the website) of previous year:
    2007, 5.80% - Jan 30, 08 (earliest!!)
    2006, 5.15% - Feb 05, 07
    2005, 5.00% - Feb 23, 06
    2004, 4.75% - Feb 17, 05
    2003, 4.50% - Feb 20, 04
    So 2008 dividend is taking longest delay to announce in 6 years (or more). Maybe they took so much of our money and unable to return them to EPF that they couldn't make the announcement... there goes our money...

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  8. Hi seihoryo, thank you for sharing the previous year announcement date and dividend rate with us. Hmm.... it's 15 March already, and we're still waiting. Let's hope for the best!

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  9. wasn't epf making huge lost investing our money into klse? it should be good sign if they not negative our epf like damn unit trust. hope for the best!

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  10. hi Anonymous, today EPF announced the 2008 dividend rate at 4.50%. Acceptable for you?

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