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Joan’s story

A tax-efficient way to boost income

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Joan’s goals

At 50 years old, Joan doesn’t want to wait until her retirement to enjoy a better quality of life. She wants to go part-time when she’s 60 and achieve a better work-life balance.

Joan recently inherited £100,000 which she’s put into a savings account. She’s looking to invest this money to see if she can get a better return. As Joan won’t get her pension until she’s 67, she wants to use some of this money to supplement a lower income, if she does go part-time.

A tax-efficient income

With the help of a financial adviser, Joan decides to place her £100,000 into our Select Account. With her money in an investment bond, Joan can withdraw up to 5% of her original investment each year, without having to pay any extra tax on it straight away. This means that she can top-up any part-time salary with regular, monthly payments from her bond.

Simple investing

As Joan is new to investing, she also wants to make sure that the level of risk she’s happy with stays the same. The Select Account, with its option to invest in risk-managed funds allows her to do this. Joan also likes its simple, clear charging structure.

A better work-life balance

When Joan turns 60, she gets the part-time job she promised herself.  Joan now decides to set up regular monthly withdrawals, which are paid directly from her Select Account into her bank account. This means that although she now works fewer hours, she doesn’t miss the income she enjoyed when working full-time.

Joan now has the freedom to help her daughter with the school pick-up and spend more time with her grandchildren. And with the profit she’s made on her investment, she’s also able to take the family away on holiday.

What are the risks?

The value of your investment can go down as well as up and you may get back less than you invest. The way investments performed in the past is not a guide to how they’ll perform in the future.

Tax rules depend on individual circumstances and may change. Speak to an adviser, if you need more information on tax.

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