KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 30 — Lembaga Tabung Haji today announced an annual bonus of six per cent and an additional haj bonus of two per cent for its financial year ended Dec 31, 2013.
The six per cent annual bonus is competitive and is three percentage points above the rate for fixed deposit accounts at Islamic and conventional banks.
Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Jamil Khir Baharom said Tabung Haji had recorded an encouraging financial performance and the haj bonus payment showed its commitment in caring for the depositors’ welfare.
“Tabung Haji’s bonus rate is competitive considering that its investment profile is limited to investments based on Shariah while savings in Tabung Haji is voluntary and without limit,” he said at a press conference to announce Tabung Haji’s financial performance today.
For 2013, Tabung Haji achieved an income of RM3.7 billion, an increase of 34 per cent from RM2.8 billion a year earlier.
Net income after zakat amounted to RM2.6 billion in 2013 compared with RM2.1 billion in 2012.
Tabung Haji has 8.3 million depositors, out of whom 7.7 million have not performed the haj.
The majority of the depositors’ accounts (7.2 million) has an average minimum balance of less than the haj payment of RM9,980.