On 10 Feb 2018, EPF@KWSP declares 6.9% dividend for conventional savings for year 2017, and 6.4% for shariah savings. A few days before the official announcement of these dividend rates, there are some posting and sharing on the internet that EPF@KWSP member can expect a very good dividend rates for 2017. This is the highest dividend rates in 20 years (since 1997). For me, this is the highest dividend rates I’ve received from EPF@KWSP because I only joined the work force and started my EPF in 2000. The dividend rates for 2016 was 5.7%. For the dividend rates since inception in 1952, you can click here.
Personally, I think many of Malaysian are very happy with these dividend rates because it does affect our retirement planning. With high cost of livings and increasing inflation rates, this good news does help in increasing the amount of savings in our EPF@KWSP accounts.
On 10 Feb 2018, I logged in to my i-Akaun and the 2017 dividend already credited to my account. I had some difficulty to access to EPF website but after a few trial I managed to log in successfully. I guess many other EPF@KWSP members also trying to access to their i-Akaun to check on their latest EPF@KWSP latest statement.
Thanks to EPF@KWSP team for this good news. We hope to see continuous excellent results for the years to come.