Annual Bonus Rates Table February 2021

Listed below are the Regular/Annual Bonuses that will be added to our With-Profits range from 1 April 2021 (unless otherwise stated below). These rates don't include any Final/Terminal or Additional Bonuses that may apply. Please see your product literature for more information about how the bonus applies to your product.

We can’t predict the future. Past performance isn’t a guide to future performance. The rate of future bonuses in the With-Profits Funds and the rate of growth in the unit price can't be guaranteed.

This leaflet explains the With-Profits Pension Annuity Bonus Declaration for 2021.

Savings & Investments

Product

Regular Bonus Rate

2021 (%)

2020 (%)

Change (%)

Prudence Bond (Optimum Return) both No Initial Charge and Initial Charge versions (bonuses added from 1st March 2021) 1.25 1.50 (0.25)
Prudence Bond (Optimum Bonus) both No Initial Charge and Initial Charge versions (bonuses added from 1st March 2021) 1.75 2.00 (0.25)
Prudence Prospects Bond (Optimum Return) (bonuses added from 1st March 2021) 0.85 1.10 (0.25)
Prudence Prospects Bond (Optimum Bonus) (bonuses added from 1st March 2021) 1.35 1.60 (0.25)
Prudential International Investment Bond (Sterling Fund) (bonuses added from 1st March 2021) 1.75 2.00 (0.25)
Prudential International Investment Bond (Euro Fund) (bonuses added from 1st March 2021) 1.25 1.50 (0.25)
Prudential International Investment Bond (US$ Fund) (bonuses added from 1st March 2021) 1.25 1.50 (0.25)
Pru Generation (bonuses added from 1st March 2021) 2.35 2.60 (0.25)
PSA/PIB (Fund over £2) (bonuses added from 1st March 2021)8 1.25 1.50 (0.25)
PSA/PIB (Fund under £2) (bonuses added from 1st March 2021)8 0.25 0.50 (0.25)
Prudential OB Life1 (bonuses added from 1st April 2021) 0.80/1.50 1.00/2.00 (0.20)/(0.50)

 

Pensions

Product

Regular Bonus Rate

2021 (%)

2020 (%)

Change (%)

Personal Pensions4  1.50 1.50 -
Personal Pensions9 1.25 1.50 (0.25)
Prudential Personal Retirement Plan1 0.10/0.25 0.10/0.25 -/-
Flexible Retirement Plan (pre 07/11/11) 1.25 1.25 -
Flexible Retirement Plan and Trustee Investment Plan - Series A (post 07/11/11) 1.05 1.05 -

 

Retirement Income/Annuities

Product

Regular Bonus Rate

2021 (%)

2020 (%)

Change (%)

Prudential With-Profits Annuity (bonuses added from 6th April 2021) 0.25 0.25  -
Former Equitable Life With-Profits Annuity 0.00 0.00 -
Flexible Lifetime Annuity & Flexible Income Drawdown Plan (bonuses added from 6th April 2021) 0.25 0.25 -

With-Profits Annuity Bonus Declaration 2021

Former Equitable Life With-Profits Annuity Bonus Declaration 2021

Income Choice Annuity Bonus Declaration 2021

Corporate Pensions

Product

Regular Bonus Rate

2021 (%)

2020 (%)

Change (%)

Additional Voluntary Contributions (AVC) Cash Accumulation6 (bonuses added from 15th March 2021) 1.00 1.25
(0.25)
Additional Voluntary Contributions (AVC) Cash Accumulation6 Series 2 (bonuses added from 15th March 2021) 1.00 1.25 (0.25)
Defined Contribution (DC) Cash Accumulation6 (bonuses added from 15th March 2021) 1.00 1.25
(0.25)
Defined Benefit (DB) Cash Accumulation6 (bonuses added from 15th March 2021) 0.50 0.75 (0.25)
Unitised Group Pensions2  (bonuses added from 6th April 2021) 1.50 1.75 (0.25)
Exempt With-Profits Fund 11A (Pru Bulk S32 or Pru Company Transfer Plan (bonuses added from 1st April 2021)  1.25 1.50 (0.25)
Exempt With-Profits Fund 11B (Pru Bulk S32 or Pru Company Transfer Plan (bonuses added from 1st April 2021) 1.00 1.25 (0.25)

 

Scottish Amicable Life Assurance Society policies (SAIF)

The Scottish Amicable Insurance Fund (SAIF) is closed to new business and all of the surplus of its assets over its liabilities is used to provide enhancements to pay-outs to the SAIF With-Profits Policies.

On 1st April 2021, the SAIF is due to merge with the Prudential With Profits Sub Fund.

You can find out more at: pru.co.uk/saifmerger

Product

Regular Bonus Rate

2021 (%)

2020 (%)

Change (%)

Flexipension (1st series)1 0.10/0.25 0.10/0.25 -/-
Superannuation (2nd series)1 0.10/0.25 0.10/0.25 -/-
Principal1 0.70/1.25 0.70/1.25 -/-
Group Pensions 0.25 0.25 -/-
Flexidowment (2nd series)1 0.60/1.45 0.60/1.45 -/-
Home Purchaser 2 & 3, and Amicable Savings Plan (Net With-Profits Fund 1)3 1.50/1.50 1.50/1.50 -/-

 

Product

2021

2021

2020

2020

Change

Scottish Amicable Life Assurance Society policies (SAIF)

Pre 2006 investments (%)

Post 2005 investments (%)

Pre 2006 investments (%)

Post 2005 investments (%)

%

Exempt With-Profits Fund 1 4.00 4.00 4.00 4.00 -/-
Exempt With-Profits Fund 2 4.00 4.00 4.00 4.00 -/-
Exempt With-Profits Fund 3 1.50 1.50 1.50 1.50 -/-
Exempt With-Profits Fund 3a 4.00 1.50 4.00 1.50 -/-
Exempt With-Profits Fund 3b 4.00 1.50 4.00 1.50 -/-
Exempt With-Profits Fund 4 4.00 1.50 4.00 1.50 -/-

 

Ex-Scottish Amicable Life (Ex-SAL)

Product

Regular Bonus Rate

2021 (%)

2020 (%)

Change (%)

Life policies (Net With-Profit Fund 2)3 1.25/1.25 1.25/1.25 -/-
Pensions With-Profits Funds (series 5&6 (including Trustee Investment Plan (1997)) 1.625 1.625 -
Pensions With-Profits Funds(series 7&8 (including Trustee Investment Plan - Series A))5 1.50 1.50 -

 

Notes:

Where two rates are given, the first bonus rate applies to the guaranteed basic benefit and the second bonus rate applies to the existing regular/annual bonuses.

This includes:

  • Group Personal Pension
  • Unitised Group Personal Pension Contracts issued as Corporate Pensions business
  • Unitised Pension Transfer Plan
  • Trustees Transfer Plan
  • Pension Transfer Bond 32
  • Money Purchase Plan
  • Prudential (2003) Money Purchase Pension Plan
  • Prudential (2000) Personal Pension Scheme
  • The Prudential (2000) Personal Pension Scheme policies are entitled to bonuses from the Pensions With-Profits Fund
  • The Bond 32 101 and Pension Transfer Plan Section 32 Buy Out products may have units designated to cover GMP in the With-Profits II Fund for which the rate will be 1% lower than the Unitised Group Pensions rate shown in the table above.

Where two rates are given, the first bonus rate applies to the basic units and the second bonus rate applies to the bonus units.

4This category applies to members of the following schemes:

  • The Prudential Personal Pension Scheme (T86)
  • The Prudential Free-Standing Additional Voluntary Contribution Scheme (T96)

And holders of the following plans:

  • Prudential Personal Pension (T76)

This category applies to all Ex-SAL Series A and Premier Plans (including TIP Series A) written before the transfer to Prudential on 01/01/2003.

Subject to a guarantee of 4.75% or 2.50% for certain earlier business.

7 AVC bonus series with guarantee charge of 4% with a 5-year taper period for new AVC customers with effect from 15 March 2019 to help meet the objective of reducing the guarantee charge subsidy. The starting (2019) annual bonus rate for the new bonus series was the same as the existing AVC bonus series, and continue to remain so at Final 2021. It is possible the annual bonus rates for the two bonus series could diverge in the future.

8 With effect from 01/03/2020, the high tier bonus threshold was reduced from £6,000 to £2 implying all PSA/PIB business receive high tier bonuses for new money invested from that date going forward.

9 This category applies to members of the following schemes:

  • The Prudential (PFS) Personal Pension Scheme
  • The Prudential (PFS) Freestanding Additional Voluntary Contribution Scheme

And holders of the following plans:

  • Prudential Flexible Retirement Plan (Mk1 and Mk2)
  • Prudential Personal Pension Account (Mk1 to Mk3)
  • Prudential Series A and Premier Plans (including TIP Series A) written on or after 01/01/2003.