Yes, tax freeInvesting in our Tax Free Investment means that you access all the benefits of investing in unit trusts while also enjoying a tax break on investment returns.
- You can invest R36 000 tax free each year, to a maximum of R500 000 in your lifetime. You pay no tax on interest income earned or realised capital gains.
- Tax free savings accounts are part of the government’s drive to encourage people to invest and save more for their future.
- Because of our commitment to contributing in growing our economy through savings, Old Mutual offers tax free unit trusts investments. These unit trusts guarantee capital investment and are a way to save for your goals, because any interest, dividends or capital gains will be free of tax.
- Although instituted by government, tax free savings also have the same flexibility as ordinary unit trusts as one can save a lumpsum as a once off or commit to regular premiums. You can withdraw funds anytime you choose, but it’s not advisable to do so as this may prevent you from achieving your goals. In addition, making withdrawals will have an impact on your lifetime tax free savings limit.
- Unit trusts offer you the flexibility to tailor a portfolio that suits your specific investment needs and time horizon.
- You can buy them direct or through a financial planner.
- You can access the stock exchange without needing knowledge or experience of investing in equities.
- The ability to diversify (spread) your investment across markets, sectors and economies greatly reduce your investment risk.
- Money invested in unit trusts is easily accessible, especially in times of emergency.
- Unit trusts are tax-efficient, providing tax exemptions on interest income and capital gains tax.
- Unit trusts offer exciting capital growth opportunities over the medium to long-term.
- Online transactional capability: you can buy, sell and switch units in your portfolio online.
If you leave your investment for a long period of time, the investment not only grows each year, but grows exponentially. The interest is called compound interest, and is the key to long-term growth and wealth.
Compounding simply means making on your original investment as well as on the gains made the following years (i.e. growth on growth over time). In short, as your money makes money, so it should make more, a relatively simple concept that, over time, Is hugely beneficial.
Whether you need a low risk or income-focused fund, a higher risk fund aiming to maximise growth or seeking global exposure, we have a solution for you.
How much do I need to save and invest?
InvestRight is a simple, interactive and free guide to help establish how much a person will need to save and invest to meet their financial goals, be they short-, medium- or long term. All you need to do, is answer five simple questions.
InvestRight will be unavailable as of 27 July 2021, due to the Unit Trusts platform transfer. As of 10 August 2021, you will be able to make use of our new Single Needs Tool to help you start your investment journey with us.
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