29 Aug '11, 4am

English in legal documents

One infuriating difficulty experienced by many retail investors is trying to make sense of all the jargon, gobbledegook and technical terms sprinkled through marketing brochures, contracts and documents of financial products. The financial product at hand is intimidating enough without having to plough through this often archaic language and the mind-bendingly long sentences. It leaves us feeling frustrated, angry, even inferior. And is enough to put one off investing in the product or worse, result in a misinformed investment decision. To tackle this tortuous language, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has passed regulations requiring all life insurance contracts to be issued in plain language from April 1, 2004. The Financial Advisers Act, operational since October 2002, requires that information disclosed to customers in any publicity material be presented in pl...

Full article: http://www.singaporelawwatch.sg/remweb/legal/ln2/rss/lega...

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