Making a withdrawal from your plan.

If you are considering making a withdrawal there are a few key points you should think about first.

  • Your plan should be viewed as a long-term investment to meet your financial objectives over a 5 to 10 year period.
  • If you see a decrease in the value of your plan because the stock market has fallen, you don’t actually lose any money unless you make a withdrawal from your plan at that time.
  • Consider using money held on deposit in short-term savings accounts before making withdrawals from your long-term plans.

It’s also important to think about whether any of the following may affect your financial position:

  • tax charges on any gains made as a result of a withdrawal (not applicable to ISA plans)
  • any income or gains arising on amounts withdrawn from your ISA will no longer be free from personal tax
  • loss of any loyalty bonus (which may be available on Personal Investment Plans)
  • movement into higher rate tax band as a result of a withdrawal (not applicable to ISAs)
  • impact of any guarantees (particularly on Guaranteed Investment Plans and the Capital Protected Option).

To make a withdrawal call us on:

0345 600 0169 (Mon-Fri 8:30am-6pm, Sat 9am-12:30pm)


Financial advice

You can take advantage of a range of financial advice and planning solutions if you have at least £100,000 of savings and investments or a sole annual income of at least £100,000.


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