The Craigs Superannuation Scheme is registered under the Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013 and is able to accept transfers from UK Pension schemes. A key feature of the Craigs Superannuation Scheme is the flexibility provided by the range of available investment options. We’ll help you to select specific shares, funds, and other securities and help you seamlessly transfer your funds to New Zealand.
How it works
Craigs Superannuation Scheme is a managed investment scheme. Your money will be pooled with other Craigs clients, giving you broader investment options while not having to worry about minimum holding requirements.
Your returns will of course depend on the performance of your selected investments, so you can expect the value to change based on market conditions and your specific preferences. If you wish to change the composition of your portfolio, simply complete a ‘Change of Investment Direction’ form.
By joining the scheme, you’ll also have access to our Private Wealth research material. For any other questions, you can count on the personalised support and knowledge of our advisers. The fees charged are outlined in the Product Disclosure Statement which is available below.
Why Craigs Superannuation Scheme?
- You can transfer your UK Pension while retaining international investment options.
- You can select your investment portfolio to suit your risk profile and investment objectives from our short-list of over 240 Australasian and international shares (equities), funds and other securities. These are recommended by our research team for you to consider including in your portfolio.
- Access market-leading research and analysis.
- Have the flexibility of a cash account.
You can download our Craigs Superannuation Scheme Investment Options Supplement and read more detailed information and get the Craigs Superannuation Scheme Product Disclosure Statement here
Craigs Superannuation Scheme FAQs & Documents
The Craigs Superannuation Scheme is able to accept transfers from UK pension schemes. If you do transfer your UK pension to the Craigs Superannuation Scheme, your savings will be governed by the terms and conditions of the Craigs Superannuation Scheme, and the terms and conditions of your UK pension scheme will no longer apply. Any transfers from a UK pension scheme or other QROPS will be treated as UK derived contributions in the Craigs Superannuation Scheme and subject to QROPS rules.
UK pension transfers could attract a UK Overseas Transfer Charge of 25% of the amount of your UK derived contributions if you are not a New Zealand tax resident when you transfer your UK pension to the Scheme. This Overseas Transfer Charge may also apply if your tax residency changes while you are a member of the scheme within five full UK tax years from the date of your original UK pension transfer. The transfer charge may also apply if specified information has not been provided to the UK scheme administrator. We may refuse an application for a UK pension transfer without giving a reason.
More information on contributions is available in the ‘Other Material Information’ supplement, on the offer register disclose-register.companiesoffice.govt.nz and the CIP website craigsip.com/documents.
If you transfer your UK pension and subsequently leave New Zealand becoming a non-tax resident within the first five full UK tax years after the original transfer, you could become subject to an Overseas Transfer Charge of 25% of the original transfer value.
If you wish to withdraw funds from the Craigs Superannuation Scheme, you must give written notice. Please contact your adviser who can supply the relevant withdrawal form. A withdrawal request cannot be withdrawn once submitted.
If your Craigs Superannuation Scheme member balance exceeds the prescribed amount (currently $15,000) when you die, your Craigs Superannuation Scheme balance will be paid to the executor(s) or administrators of your estate (as applicable). We will require a certified copy of the Probate, or where there is no Will, a Letter of Administration.
If your Craigs Superannuation Scheme member balance does not exceed the prescribed amount (currently $15,000) when you die, subject to certain other conditions being met, we may pay your Craigs Superannuation Scheme balance to an eligible claimant under the Administration Act 1969. We will require a certified copy of the Death Certificate and Will (if any).
Superannuation Scheme funds are generally not accessible until you reach a certain ‘retirement’ age.
Withdrawal benefits in respect of UK derived contributions will be based on the current UK QROPS rules. Visit this page for more information.
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