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At Canada Life we have been helping people keep control of their estates for more than 40 years.

The Wealth Preservation Accounts (WPAs) help reduce your clients’ inheritance tax liability, whilst allowing them to receive periodic payments from the trust. The payments to your client are flexible and the trustees can pass money to the beneficiaries at any time. This provides an unrivalled combination of tax-efficiency and flexibility.

Effective estate planning and flexible access

We all know that clients have different requirements so it is important to provide a choice of jurisdictions which offer the features that clients want and need.

Wealth Preservation Account - Domiciled in Isle of Man

Wealth Preservation Account Europe - Domiciled in Ireland


The benefits of WPAs

The Wealth Preservation Accounts offer:

  • Inheritance tax mitigation
  • Optional yearly payments
  • Tax-efficient investment growth
  • The ability for the trustees to make discretionary payments to benefciaries
  • Access to full open architecture investment


Who is it suitable for?

The WPAs will appeal to UK residents who have a potential inheritance tax liability and are willing to make a lump sum gift into a trust, whilst retaining access to payments from the trust and giving the trustees the ability to make payments to the chosen beneficiaries.


The Planning pack has been developed to help you write WPAs business and justify the product with internal paraplanner and compliance departments. 


The Wealth Preservation Accounts are arrangements designed to save inheritance tax.

They allow a client to gift money into trust to reduce their potential inheritance tax liability but also allows them to receive payments on a predetermined date (if required) to supplement their income.

On inception, the policies in an account are immediately assigned into a bare trust and then into a discretionary settlement.

The value of investments can fall as well as rise. 

Introduction to inheritance tax

So, what is inheritance tax and why should you look at it sooner rather than later?

What is a Trust?

What are the main types of trust and what role does a trustee play?

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Briefing Notes

Be prepared when communicating complex topics to your clients. The briefing notes written by the ican Technical Services Team provide a wealth of information on inheritance tax, trusts and pension


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