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EPF System Update Coincides with Debut of New Account 3

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  • The EPF has announced a temporary online system disruption coinciding with the launch of Account 3, urging members to plan their transactions accordingly.
  • Account 3 is part of a broader restructuring initiative aimed at enhancing retirement security, introducing Akaun Persaraan for retirement savings, Akaun Sejahtera for life cycle retirement needs, and Akaun Fleksibel for short-term financial needs.
  • Members have from May 11 to August 31, 2024, to adjust their account settings, highlighting EPF's commitment to providing flexible and secure financial planning options for its members.

The Employees Provident Fund (EPF), also known as KWSP, has alerted its members to an upcoming online system disruption. This announcement comes at a critical time, just as the organization is set to unveil its latest financial planning tool, Account 3, on May 11, 2024. The disruption, scheduled for May 10 and 11, is anticipated to be a temporary setback, with services expected to resume by May 12.

The introduction of Account 3, part of the EPF Account Restructuring initiative, marks a significant milestone in the organization's efforts to bolster financial security for its members post-retirement. This new account structure comprises Akaun Persaraan, focusing on retirement savings; Akaun Sejahtera, catering to life cycle needs during retirement; and Akaun Fleksibel, offering flexibility for short-term financial needs.

EPF members are encouraged to plan their transactions carefully during the disruption period, especially those looking to make early adjustments to their account configurations. The window for making these changes extends from the launch date until August 31, 2024, providing ample time for members to consider their options.

The restructuring initiative underscores EPF's commitment to addressing the evolving financial needs of its members, ensuring a more secure and comfortable retirement. By introducing Akaun Fleksibel, the fund recognizes the importance of providing its members with the flexibility to manage short-term financial demands without compromising their long-term retirement goals.

This strategic move by the EPF not only addresses the immediate concerns of its members but also lays the groundwork for a more financially secure future. As Malaysia continues to navigate the complexities of financial planning in a rapidly changing world, initiatives like the EPF Account Restructuring serve as a beacon of innovation and security in retirement planning.

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