Prospects Bond

Prospects Bond is no longer available. This bond is designed to provide longer term capital growth. Your money is invested in one of our With-Profits Fund, which invests in low to medium risk investments.

You are free to withdraw money at any time should you need to.

The Optimum Bonus (With-Profits) Fund aims to provide a higher Regular Bonus than the Optimum Return (With-Profits) Fund but is likely to have a lower Final Bonus.

The Final Bonus is not guaranteed and can be reduced, stopped or suspended at any time. Remember that the value of your fund may fluctuate and you may not get back your original investment.

Withdraw your money at any time

You are free to withdraw money at any time should you need to. Note that certain withdrawals could be subject to charges or a Market Value Reduction.

Note that any withdrawal taken will reduce the value of your plan. If the withdrawals are more than any overall growth achieved the value of your plan will reduce below the level of the original capital invested.

Invested in our With-Profits Fund

Your money is invested in the With-Profits Fund. The value of your fund will depend on your particular bond and how it has performed. Smoothed returns aim to protect you against some of the ups and downs associated with investing directly in the stock market. Note the value of your investment may fluctuate and is therefore not guaranteed. You may not get back the full amount of your investment.

Tax

Withdrawals, equivalent of 5% each year of the premiums, can be taken without creating an immediate tax liability. The allowance comes to an end once you have withdrawn 100% of the amount you invested. You also do not pay basic rate income tax or capital gains tax on profit from the bond. Note that there may be tax liabilities depending on your circumstances if you withdraw more than this and when you cash in your bond.

HM Revenue & Customs may not tax these regular payments as income in the same way that dividends or interest are treated. This is based on our current understanding of current tax legislation and HM Revenue & Customs practice, both of which may change. The amount of tax relief actually given will depend on your individual circumstances.

Read more about investments and taxation.

What will I get back?

This depends on many things including the investment performance, which can go down as well as up, the length of time your money is invested, how we distribute any profits in the With-Profits Fund, charges and costs, smoothing and any tax liability as well as other factors.

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Taxation of bonds