Prudential Onshore Portfolio Bond

The Prudential Onshore Portfolio Bond has the advantage of being able to access a wide choice of investment options with a range of assets classes available through a number of Investment Wrap Platforms.

Benefits
  • Start your plan with a single payment and make additional payments at any time.
  • Extensive choice of investment options available.
  • Withdraw up to 5% per year of your investment free from any immediate tax liability.
  • Switch assets within the Bond whenever you need to without charge. Access your money whenever you need to.
Risks and considerations
  • This product is only available through a financial adviser.
  • The value of your investment can go down as well as up and you may not get back the amount you put in.
  • Making withdrawals and/or the application of charges will reduce the value of your investment.
  • You can withdraw over 5% per year but anything over the 5% may incur a tax liability. This may also be the case if cash in your plan.
  • Tax relief will depend on your individual circumstances and is subject to change in the future.

The Prudential Onshore Portfolio Bond is an investment bond that allows access to a wide range of assets classes. It can only be taken out in conjunction with an Investment Wrap Platform. An Investment Wrap Platform is an administration service for your investments that could help simplify the management of your investment portfolio.

What is Onshore?

UK Investment Bonds are non-income producing investments and so have a different tax treatment from other UK based investments. This can provide valuable tax planning opportunities for individuals.

Being an onshore bond means that it is taxed under UK life policy taxation rules and so an appropriate level of tax is taken from within the bond itself. It is only available to UK residents aged 18 or over.

• You can start investing – with a minimum of £15,000  and make additional top-ups of at least £2,500.
• Ease of use – when taken out in conjunction with an Investment Wrap Platform you can manage your bond alongside all of your other platform assets. Most platforms provide an instant summary of the combined value of your asset holdings invested and trading activity carried out by your adviser.
• Flexible options for withdrawing your money – you can take regular or partial withdrawals from your bond at any time. You can set the amount of regular withdrawals and choose how often it is taken, within certain minimum and maximum levels.
• There’s also tax benefits – if you pay tax the Prudential Onshore Portfolio Bond has a valuable built-in tax benefit that allows you to take out up to 5% per year of your investment free from any immediate tax liability.  The minimum withdrawal is £100.
• There is a wide range of investments to choose from - with an extensive choice of investment options with a range of asset classes such as Unit Trusts and Open Ended Investment Companies (OEIC Funds) available through your selected platform.
• Inheritance tax planning options – with a wide range of trust options available from us for use with the Prudential Onshore Portfolio Bond.

An important point to remember is that the value of your investment can go down as well as up and you may not get back the amount you put in. In addition, if any withdrawals taken and/or charges you have arranged to be facilitated through you Bond are more than any overall growth achieved the value of your investment will reduce below the level the amount of original capital you invested.

You can read our investment guides for more information on investing.

What you may get back from your investment

This will depend on many things such as the investment performance of your chosen assets , which can go down as well as up along with how long you have invested for. Other factors to take into account will be any withdrawals you make, additional features you choose, charges and any tax liability that may apply.

You can read more about this in the key features document.

Before you decide whether this investment product is right for you, you should read the following documents and then speak to your financial adviser for further information. 

• Key Features Document - this document provides you with product information if you are taking this Bond out with an investment platform.
• Client Guide - this guide provides you with product information if you are not taking this Bond out with an investment platform.

Are you an existing customer?

If you are an existing customer and looking to make changes to your investment, please visit our dedicated Prudential Onshore Portfolio Bond page in the existing customer Investment section of our website.

Advice from The Man from the Pru

Meet with a Prudential financial adviser in your area. We can review your retirement plans, advise on where to save your money and help make your finances more tax efficient. We can recommend options for you from a range of carefully selected products from Prudential and other providers.

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A trust that pools together customers' money, allowing them to increase their investment options, therefore potentially reducing the risk. Unit trusts issue units, unlike OEICs which issue shares.

Unit trusts generally have two prices: a bid price at which you sell and an offer price at which you buy. The difference between the two is often referred to as a bid offer spread. Note: Prudential Unit Trusts have only one unit price.

Unit trusts are overseen by an independent body called the trustee.

An investment company where shares can be created or cancelled to match demand, in a way similar to the units of a unit trust. The principal difference lies in the fact that there is a 'single price' to which is added the initial charge for purchase.

Important information

We are not recommending one product option over another. We recommend you seek financial advice if you're unsure about what product could be right for you. The information above is based on our understanding of current taxation, legislation and HM Revenue & Customs practice, all of which is liable to change without notice. For more information please visit www.hmrc.gov.uk.