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New tax year = new opportunity
Maximise the opportunity to generate business with our technical know-how and support material.
A new tax year can mean new opportunities to generate ISA business from your Aegon Retirement Choices (ARC) clients. To help you make the most of these, have a look at the sections below to find useful tips to identify opportunities, guides and ready-made templates to contact clients.
Tax planning opportunities
Hear our technical experts Martin Haggart and Elaine Cruickshank discuss tax planning opportunities in our webinar, including:
- using pension contributions to reduce tax and retain allowances;
- income tax and capital gains tax planning, and
- inheritance tax mitigation strategies.
The webinar can qualify for 45 minutes of unstructured CPD, subject to verification.
Run an ISA campaign to maximise the opportunities
Use our simple four-step process to run an ISA campaign – the application process on ARC is online and signatureless, making it easy for you and your clients.
1. Identify opportunities
If you have ARC clients with an existing ISA find out if they have any unused ISA allowance using Report Zone. If you don't have access read the Things to note section further down the page for what you need to do.
- The Report Zone guide will help you if you haven't done it before.
Talk to your clients about consolidation
Our platform gives access to an ISA, a self-invested personal pension (SIPP) and a general investement account (GIA), giving your clients the opportunity to diversify their portfolio and allow you to consolidate your clients' assets into one place.
And remember with our price cap, if your clients' total Aegon platform portfolio is over £250,000*, there's no charge on assets over this.
Consolidating your clients' assets onto ARC is quick and easy to do, and our “How to guides” give you the support you need. You should be comfortable with the investment choices that you make as your client may lose features, protections, guarantees or other benefits when they transfer.
A transfer for consolidation purposes is from one capital at risk pension product to another, or one capital at risk stocks and shares ISA to another – so the value of your client’s investments after any consolidation can still fall as well as rise and they may get back less than invested or paid in. Any new funds you move your client’s money into will have their own set of risks that will be detailed in the fund information that will be available to you.
Take a look at our consolidation toolkit to see if it could be the right move for you and your clients.Consolidation toolkit
* or a negotiated price cap amount which is different
Things to note
If you don't already have access to Report Zone please ask your Firm Administrator to complete the new user request form(Opens new window)(Opens new window)(Opens new window) and return it to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The flexible ISA subscription rules introduced on 6 April 2016 don't apply to the Aegon Stocks and Shares ISA. Re-registering an ISA can take around 6-8 weeks. This is a guide only, in exceptional circumstances it could take longer.
Tools to maximise the opportunity
If you have any questions or need help, please speak to your usual Aegon contact.
03456 801 234
Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 5:30pm