Lifetime Retirement Income Fund
It's the reason you started saving all those years ago. But now that you're finally here, how do you make your savings last as long as you do?
Lifetime Retirement Income can help you turn your savings into a fortnightly income designed to last for the rest of your life.
This leaves you free to get out there and enjoy living.
How does Lifetime work?
So how do you turn a lump sum into an income that will last the rest of your life?
Receiving a reliable, tax—paid, retirement income that's managed to last a lifetime should not be difficult or complicated. Lifetime helps by actively managing the key unknowns: your life expectancy and investment returns.
Based on your annuity factor, we calculate an annual amount of Retirement Income you can withdraw. Your annuity factor is based on your age, gender, tax rate, savings balance & expected investment returns.
Your savings are invested in a Balanced Fund and managed by our experienced investment committee. Your account balance, investment returns and future payment details can be viewed anytime via the secure online portal.
Your savings balance and investment returns are combined and are paid to you each fortnight on Super Tuesday, providing you with the confidence to spend your income as you please in retirement.
Lifetime completes an Annual Income Review to check your account balance and life expectancy. The review may result in adjustments to your retirement income to ensure your balance will last your lifetime.
Lifetime Retirement Income Calculator
We believe the amount of money you can withdraw each year from your retirement savings is unique to you – not static or one size fits all.
See how much you could receive with the Lifetime Retirement Income Calculator.
Meet the Team
By partnering with a team of industry experts, Lifetime customers can retire with confidence.
Ralph Stewart was CEO of AXA Insurance New Zealand for 9 years and more recently the CEO of ACC. He has thirty years of experience in New Zealand's financial services sector.
Diana Crossan is the former Retirement Commissioner of New Zealand, a position she held for ten years. Prior to this, she was a Senior Executive with AMP and held senior leadership roles in the public sector.
Martin Hawes is one of New Zealand’s leading financial commentators and advisers. He has authored multiple books on personal financial planning including best-selling titles "Twenty Good Summers" and "Family Trusts". He is also a financial columnist.
Cameron has been an economist for 20 years and served as Chief Economist at ANZ for 11 years. He has also worked as an economist at the National Bank, Treasury and Statistics New Zealand.
Benefits of Lifetime
Our income solutions complement a diversified investment plan, taking care of your regular retirement income requirements.
A Regular Fortnightly Income
We pay you an income each fortnight, the same week as NZ Super, so you can continue paying the bills. This has no effect on your NZ Super Payment.
Spend with Confidence
We calculate an annual income level based on a range of factors that are personal to each individual. As a result, our members can spend with confidence knowing that their income is designed to last their lifetime.
Quick, Easy Access to Your Money
Your money is always your money. You can withdraw part or all of your account balance whenever you choose.
No withdrawal penalties charged.
Choice and Flexibility
You have the flexibility to change your annual income levels from one year to the next in response to personal circumstances.
Account Balance Returned to Estate
We ensure your account balance goes to your estate, when you pass away.
Income is Tax-Paid
Your income payments are tax-paid and fee-paid. As this is a portfolio investment entity (PIE), it means that tax is paid at your own personal tax rate (PIR).
Offers Couples Peace of Mind
By investing as a couple it means that when one person passes away, the surviving partner does not need to worry about finance immediately, as their income payments will continue as normal.
If you have any questions, please call or email us via the contact details below.
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