Classic Retirement Annuity Fund

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The Classic Retirement Annuity Fund is a savings mechanism that can be used by all investors, including company employees, professionals, small business owners and unemployed individuals.

Lump sum or regular monthly sums may be invested.

Minimum lump sum investment amount: R 25 000
Minimum recurring amount: R 500 p.m and R6000 p.a

The Classic Retirement Annuity is ideal for:

  • Investors who want to save now to supplement their income at retirement
  • Self-employed individuals who do not qualify for membership of a pension or provident fund
  • Any investor wanting to accumulate retirement capital, while making use of all the tax and other benefits applicable to retirement annuity funds
  • Investors who have been employed without entitlement to pension benefits for long periods
  • Employees who want to benefit from the tax efficiency of retirement annuities by using their non-retirement funding to purchase an additional retirement investment. The maximum tax-deductible amount which you are able to contribute towards your retirement savings across all of your retirement products, including any employer pension and provident funds, is 27.5% of the greater of your remuneration or taxable income up to a maximum amount of R350 000 per annum. This is a legislated amount which may change from time to time.

    On retirement you have:

    • The option to take up to a 1/3 cash lump sum, or
    • The option of investing the full amount or balance in a linked life annuity or compulsory purchase annuity
      to provide you with an income for life.

    No initial fees are charged on the annuity component when transferring to the Classic Linked Life Annuity from the Classic Retirement Annuity at retirement.

    Your investment’s capital growth influences the income you will earn during your retirement.  If you reduce your retirement capital by making a withdrawal prior to retirement, it may impact on your retirement proceeds and your ability to provide sufficient income to cover your living expenses.  We encourage you to speak to your financial adviser before proceeding with your withdrawal. Alternatively you can contact STANLIB on 0860 123 003 for assistance.

    Regulation 28

    Regulation 28 of the Pension Funds Act sets the limits in terms of the maximum exposure the retirement fund (in this case STANLIB’s Classic Retirement Annuity Fund) and the individual retirement fund member’s savings (i.e. your savings) may have to various asset classes. For more information please read the Regulation 28 Restrictions document for the guidelines.

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