International Divisions

Our first priority at Canada Life has always been reliability informed by experience. That is true both domestically in the United Kingdom and in our international profile.

We are proud that our international work is based in the Isle of Man and Ireland, two of the world’s leading international financial centres, which are renowned for quality financial services products. Investor protection, a financial ombudsman scheme and a strong commitment to international standards also give investors real peace of mind. We are a subsidiary of Great-West LifeCo giving you the powerful reassurance of knowing that we look after one trillion Canadian dollars in assets under administration. Our aim is to provide an easy to deal with 'one look, one feel' service proposition for our advisers and customers.

Having been established for almost 30 years, Canada Life International remains one of the leading international providers. Our combined assets under administration is £12.4bn (as at 31 December 2015). Canada Life International Limited is the only international company to have received a 5 Star AKG rating for the thirteen consecutive years. In addition, CLI Institutional and Canada Life International Assurance (Ireland) also have a 5 Star AKG rating – meaning all of our international operations share this accolade.

 

 

A global business

Canada Life is a strong, stable global business. We’re a subsidiary of Great-West LifeCo, which looks after one trillion Canadian dollars in assets under administration. Our first priority at Canada Life has always been reliability informed by experience. We are proud that our international work is now based in the Isle of Man and Ireland, two of the world’s leading international financial centres. We hold strong ratings from the major rating agencies: Standard and Poor’s rating service said the IOM long term sovereign credit and senior unsecured debt ratings is AA+ combined with its A-1+ short term sovereign credit rating while actuarial consultancy firm AKG gave our business a B+ ‘very strong’ rating.

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A lasting commitment

Canada Life is confident in our lasting commitment to the Isle of Man. Now one of the world’s leading international financial centres it is renowned for quality financial services and built on unrivalled accessibility and ease of communications. The Isle of Man has a reputation centred around stable government, strong regulatory controls and policyholder protection. Standard and Poor’s rating service said the Island’s long term sovereign credit and senior unsecured debt ratings is AA+ combined with its A-1+ short term sovereign credit rating. Actuarially based consultancy firm AKG has for the fourteenth year awarded Canada Life International a 5 stars rating.

 

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Strength and stability

Canada Life International Assurance (Ireland) CLAI is based in Dublin and is recognised as one of the world’s leading financial centres. It boasts a strong commitment to international financial standards and policyholder protection. Our aim is to provide sophisticated solutions. One of the key benefits for investors of Ireland is our competitive VAT rates. Irish tax authorities do not have VAT on DFM fees therefore when using an irish provider and a discretionary investment manager, an irish investment is cheaper. We also do not pay any capital gains tax or income tax in Ireland on investments held on behalf of policyholders. We’re proud that CLIAI is given five stars by Actuarial consultancy firm AKG.

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Retirement

Alternatives to UK pensions, which are ideal when the annual or lifetime allowances may be an issue

Retirement

The use of international investments provides the opportunity to accumulate and manage wealth with the ability to take money from the investments in a tax-efficient manner. The money can grow free from UK income and capital gains tax and with a suitable exit strategy, tax on withdrawing money can be minimised.
Your clients are able to access money at any time, unlike UK pensions, and with a suitable exit strategy income tax can be minimised.

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Savings and Investments

Investing through a tax-efficient jurisdiction can allow investments to grow free of UK burdens

Savings and Investments

International investments provide the opportunity to accumulate and manage your wealth in a tax-efficient manner. Your money can grow free from UK income and capital gains tax and with a suitable exit strategy, tax on withdrawing money can be minimised.

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Estate Planning

For those clients who want to reduce the potential inheritance tax their beneficiaries will have to pay

Estate Planning

Gifting money can help reduce the value of your estate and the potential inheritance tax payable when you die. Our solutions allow you to retain access to your money, and to control how and when it is passed on to your loved ones.

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Protection

Innovative and flexible protection plans for your clients, no matter their country of residence and domicile

Protection

Whether UK domiciled or not, our flexible protection plans provide you with a range of options that can be tailored to meet your individual requirements.

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Tools

We have a series of tools designed to help you make investment and retirement decisions.

Tools

We have created a series of tools to help you plan for the future, and consider the options availabe for managing your wealth.

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ican Academy

Canada Life has been long committed to building on strong adviser relationships through the ican Academy hub.

ican Academy

In a marketplace where provider technical support for advisers has largely been withdrawn, we have enhanced and realigned our Technical Services proposition, which sits under a distinctive brand, ican – an initiative that unites our Technical Services offering and reflects our commitment to you.

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Canada Life Limited is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority.

Canada Life International Limited and CLI Institutional Limited are Isle of Man registered companies authorised and regulated by the Isle of Man Financial Services Authority.

Canada Life International Assurance (Ireland) DAC is authorised and regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland.