If you want to invest in with-profits, you’ll need to do it through one of these products.
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For more information about with-profits or to help you decide if with-profits is suitable for you, you should seek financial advice.
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Investing through an investment bond
Our investment bond is called 'Select Investment'.
Aviva’s Select Investment allows you to invest a single lump sum and is designed to give you an income, investment growth, or both. Through it, you can invest your money in a wide range of different funds, including the With-Profit Fund.
To invest in it, you’ll need to have at least £10,000 to invest in a lump sum. And although there’s no fixed term, it’s designed to be a medium to long-term investment (5 to 10 years or more).
With investment bonds, the value of your investment can go down as well as up and is not guaranteed. You may not get back the amount you invested.
To find out more visit our investment bond pages.
The income referred to above is in relation to cash withdrawals from your bond. This isn’t income in the same sense that earnings and interest are income payments. All withdrawals from your bond are capital payments. Income tax is payable only when a chargeable gain is made, not on the cash withdrawal itself. Please see our guide to ‘Making withdrawals less taxing’ IN50031 (PDF 94KB) for further information.
Investing through a pension plan
A pension plan is a way of investing money that you can use when you retire.
You will need to choose the age you want to retire. This can be anytime between 55 and 75. You may be able to take retirement benefits before age 55 in certain circumstances such as ill-health. If you want to work until after you are 75 you can. You will have to take your money out of this plan and put it into a different one which will let you use your pension pot after 75.
The value of your pension fund can go down as well as up and is not guaranteed. You may get back less than the amount invested.
You can take your retirement benefits on your chosen retirement age. You can choose to take your pension pot as a cash lump Sum. The first 25% will be paid tax free, but you will pay tax on the remainder.
There are other options available, when you are ready to take your retirement benefits please speak to your financial adviser to find out more.
Investing through an annuity
When you retire, in most cases you may decide to use your pension fund to buy an annuity, which gives you a regular income for the rest of your life.
If you want the potential to grow the amount of money that will be paid to you as an income, you can invest in our With Profits Pension Annuity.
If you do so, there is a risk that the amount you get paid will actually reduce. But because we offer a guarantee, it will never fall below a minimum amount. You should see an annuity as a lifetime commitment, as you can’t usually cancel or make changes to it once you’ve purchased it.
To find out more visit our With Profits Pension Annuity page.