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New paraplanner webinar series launches to tackle common questions

Canada Life is launching a series of new webinars specifically designed to answer the most common and difficult questions facing paraplanners. 

In the coming weeks the Paraplanner Academy webinars will focus on achieving the right order of gifting, how to get the most from a discounted gift trust and transforming estate planning using a flexible reversionary trust.

The webinars look in-depth at complex technical topics, with presenters including Professional Paraplanner technical article contributor Kim Jarvis.

Karen Stacey, Head of Distribution Services at Canada Life, said:

“These webinars are designed around the unique needs of paraplanners. That means really drilling down into how the different options work and making the right choices to help build a comprehensive estate planning strategy. The CPD-grade webinars are hosted by some of the leading technical authorities working in financial services.

“So in exchange for less than an hour of their time, paraplanners will be able to learn about essential topics and ask questions from some of the industry’s acknowledged leading lights.”

The scheduled Paraplanner Academy Series webinars are:

Getting the order right: Gifting and IHT

18 April 11:00am – 11:45am

Passing wealth on to the next generation can seem straightforward but there are pitfalls for the unwary. Getting the order of gifting right can result in a big cut in IHT, while getting it wrong could mean a large and unnecessary tax bill. Using straightforward examples, our webinar reveals the right order in which to use loan trusts, exemptions, chargeable lifetime transfers and potentially exempt transfers.

Discounted Gift Trusts- how to get the most from the trust

16 May 11:00am - 11:45am

The structure, IHT benefits and income tax efficiencies of Discounted Gift Trusts come under the microscope in this, our most popular webinar topic to date. We look at the advantages and disadvantages for both clients and advisers and how these can work with capital redemption policies as well as both onshore and offshore investment bonds.

Transforming estate planning with flexible reversionary trusts 

31 May 11:00am – 11:45am

Are clients looking to reduce their potential IHT bill and still receive a regular income? Flexible reversionary trusts brilliantly balance access and IHT efficiency. All growth is outside the estate immediately, and the lump sum gifted into the trust is outside after seven years, but your clients can still receive periodic payments. Join us as we look at how these trusts can transform an estate planning strategy.

The full roster of Canada Life’s webinars is available here.