Jurisdiction Comparison

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It is very important in financial planning to select the best product(s) for customers based on their objectives. There are many features which make up a pension product, some more important than others.

The table below provides a comparison of important features within a pension product under different jurisdictions.

GibraltarAustraliaNew ZealandUnited KingdomMalta
Contribution LimitsNo Limit110,000 AUDNo Limit40,000 GBPNo Limit
Lifetime LimitNo Limit1.6 Million AUDNo Limit£1,073,100No Limit
Investment OptionsOpen ArchitectureBlue ChipBlue ChipFCA Standard AssetsOpen Architecture
Age to access benefitsAge 55Age 55Age 55Age 55Age 55
Flexi-Access DrawdownNoYesYesYesYes
Double Taxation Agreements0453813371
Income Tax at Source2.50%0%*0%**Up to 45%Up to 35%
Tax on Death BenefitsNoNoNoMarginal Rate > 75No

* 0% tax will generally apply on income stream and accumulation withdrawals, where the tax was applied on transfer, and the preservation rules are met.

Please Note:
Clients under the age of 60 within an accumulation account can withdraw up to the low rate capped amount tax-free currently $210,000.00 for 2020-2021.

** 0% tax will only apply if the prescribed investor rate = 0%

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