Breaking News: Northwestern Mutual Announces 2014 Dividend

Northwestern Mutual has announced that it plans to pay $5.2 billion in dividends to participating policy holders next year. This represents an increase of the total payout over last year of roughly $200 million. 90% of this payout will go to whole life policy holders.

But as we know the bigger consideration is what does this mean for the dividend interest rate?

Stays Steady at 5.60%

Northwestern Mutual Life

For most of the last five years the Quiet Company has very quietly dropped it's dividend interest rate. But this year they get to hold firm at 5.60%.

Northwestern has been well known for paying a very high percentage of its income to its many many policy holders, and it looks like this year will be no different. And we're sure they are mighty happy to be able to maintain their dividend interest rate from last year. All in all, not a bad announcement out of Northwestern Mutual

4 thoughts on “Breaking News: Northwestern Mutual Announces 2014 Dividend”

  1. Thanks! Not bad at all. Certainly helped my kiddie policy and my blended policy, and my wife’s, and my children’s and my clients.

    Seriously though, a guy much more seasoned turned me on to you guys many moons back and I read it, digest it, love it, and implement a lot. As a student of the biz, I really appreciate everything you guys do.

    kudos to you as well. Would love to connect some time and knock heads.

    • Thanks for the kind words! Always good to hear that our site is being passed around the industry as a resource. Let us know if you have suggestions for topics that you’d like for us to cover, we’re always open.

    • Hi Robert,

      Yup, just because they are paying out more in entirety than others, and more than at any point in their history, doesn’t mean that any individual policy holder is making out better than policy holders at other companies.

      They have a lot of policy holders to pay dividends to.


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