Semenjak di umumkan dividen 6% oleh KWSP, ramai yang jadi excited. Tak sabar rasanya hendak lihat pertambahan wang simpanan yang naik secara mencanak. Bayangkan jika ada caruman sebanyak RM 100,000 dalam akaun. 6% bermakna, naik duit free dari KWSP sebanyak RM 6,000. Lepas duit rumah 6 bulan bro. Yang dah lama kerja dan caruman dah dekat satu juta, tu agak-agak berapa lah dividen mereka tahun ni?
Saya ada ramai saudara mara dan kawan-kawan yang caruman KWSP dah melebihi RM 1 juta, so makin tersenyum lebarlah mereka. Pasti tidak risau sangat bila tiba masa pencen nanti.
PETALING JAYA: Some 28,000 members of the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) visited its kiosks nationwide to retrieve their account statements after the body announced a 6% dividend payout for 2011. Its public relations general manager Nik Affendi Jaafar said the number of visitors had been ascertained as of 2pm yesterday. The EPF kiosks normally receive around 17,000 users per day.
Noting that the EPF website was struggling to cope with an unusually high volume of traffic from eager members, he advised members to be patient. “Try logging in during off-peak hours,” he said.
“We do not limit the amount of time people get to check their statements. The dividends have already been credited into their accounts; the money is there,” he said yesterday. Nik Affendi said the rush was expected to ease off in the next few days, adding that members could check their statements via EPF’s i-Akaun, kiosks or counters.
“Today (Monday) is the first day after our announcement. We appreciate our members’ understanding and ask for their patience,” he said, pointing out that EPF had around 13 million members.
Engineer Michael Lee, 48, said he was happy about the record dividend, calling it “very welcome”. “Even if we put our money in fixed deposit, the interest is only around 3.25%, so 6% is very good.”