|Minimum investment||R50 000 Lump sum investment|
|Initial Administration Fee||No Fee|
|Initial Management Fee|
|Financial Advisor Initial Fee||A maximum fee of 1.5% excluding VAT|
|Annual Administration Fee||
A weighted average fee is charged on the value of your Investment Account:
The Hollard Investments Annual Administration fee may differ in certain circumstances.
|Financial Advisor Annual Fee||
A maximum fee of 1% excluding VAT
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The Hollard Living Annuity is an investor-owned compulsory annuity policy intended to provide a regular, non-guaranteed income to investors who have retired from a Retirement Fund.
Any monies invested in Retirement Fund products are eligible to be invested into the Hollard Living Annuity when you retire from the Fund, subject to the rules of that Fund and any applicable legislation. This includes Pension and Provident Funds, Retirement Annuity Funds and Preservation Funds.
The minimum initial amount required to open an Investment Account is R50 000.
Current legislation requires that you select an annuity income of between 2.5% and 17.5% of the value of your investment account each year. You can specify your annual Annuity Income as a Rand amount or as a percentage of the value your investment account as at the Anniversary date of the policy.
You may choose from a monthly, quarterly, bi-annual or annual payment.
You will only be able to adjust your annuity income amount and payment frequency once a year on the day of the year that the policy started, which is referred to as the Anniversary date of the policy.
Income tax will be deducted from your annuity income before it is paid out to you, in accordance with Income tax legislation. Tax will be deducted according to the relevant SARS PAYE tax scales by default. Should you wish for a different tax rate to be applied, you may supply a tax directive from SARS to this effect. The investment is not subject to Capital Gains tax, Interest Income tax or Dividends Tax.
When you open your investment account in the product you will select the investment portfolios into which you wish to invest. You may select any one or a combination of the Investment Portfolios offered, and may switch between funds at your discretion. It is important for you to monitor and review your investment portfolio selection on a regular basis, in order that your investment continues to meet your financial needs. It is your responsibility (in consultation with your Financial Advisor) to ensure that the Annuity Income level of your Living Annuity relative to the performance of your selected Investment Portfolios is sustainable for the rest of your life.
No, the right to benefits may not be ceded or pledged.
No, due to the nature of the product, you may not cancel your investment and no cooling-off period applies. You may transfer your investment to another Living Annuity offered by an approved insurer.
No, the product does not provide a guarantee on the value of your investment account nor does it guarantee the performance of the investment. The market value of the investment may fluctuate and go down as well as up, and past performance is not necessarily a guide to the future. The investor carries the investment and market risk which includes the possibility of losing capital.
Yes, you may invest additional monies into your Hollard Living Annuity, provided that it originates from an approved Pension Fund or Retirement Fund. The anniversary date of your portfolio will remain unchanged and you will not be able to adjust your annuity income level until the next anniversary date.
You may not withdraw from your Living Annuity, unless the value of the investment is below a legislated minimum amount, in which case a full withdrawal may be requested. Income tax will be deducted from the withdrawal before it is paid out.
Hollard Life will allocate any benefit due to the Nominated Beneficiaries as specified on the policy. Should there be no beneficiaries on record any benefit will be paid to the deceased estate of the investor. The benefit due on the death of the investor is the value of the investment at the time of processing the death claim, less any fees and charges. Each beneficiary who has been awarded a portion of the death benefit will be provided the benefit in one of the following ways:
It is recommended that you appoint a financial advisor to assist you. Hollard Life in their capacity as the Administrator and the Manager do not provide financial advice, and may only supply the investor with factual or administrative information relating to the investment products and portfolios.