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Purchased Life Annuity

A tax-efficient income for life or a specified term

Ryan’s story

Guaranteed, tax-efficient income for life

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About Ryan

Ryan has recently retired and now receives his state pension. But the money he gets isn’t enough to cover his financial commitments. Sadly, his father passed away and has left Ryan a lump sum of £150,000.

What are Ryan’s objectives?

Ryan wants to use his inheritance to provide an additional regular, guaranteed income for life without paying too much tax.

A tax-efficient way to supplementing retirement income

What does Ryan get?

Ryan’s adviser suggests that he use the £150,000 to buy a Purchased Life Annuity. This will give him the regular, guaranteed income for life that he needs and will help to supplement his state pension.

Part of Ryan’s monthly income isn’t subject to tax as it’s simply a return of the lump sum he invested into the annuity. The remaining part of Ryan’s annuity is subject to basic rate income tax, which is currently 20%. As Ryan is a basic rate taxpayer he has a tax-free personal savings allowance of £1,000 a year, which means he may be able to reclaim the tax paid from HMRC.

On Ryan’s death, the monthly income will stop and no further payments will be due to his estate.

What are the risks?

You can’t change or cash in the policy once we’ve set it up.

Tax rates may change in the future.

It’s important that you speak to your adviser about protecting your lump sum. This is because the total income you receive might be less than your lump sum if you die shortly after your policy starts.

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