Dutch Private Pension Plan
Such a plan can be a fine financial planning tool. It combines substantial tax benefits with many investment options, low costs and a flexible international pay-out.
Also For Americans
Due to Fatca, most investment institutions in Holland do not accept US persons. But a Dutch Private Pension Plan is still possible for them and a good one at that.
Type Of Clients
We provide our services for all type of individual clients. From employees who do not have an occupational pension plan to entrepreneurs who will have to provide for themselves.
Plan Implementation & Management
Besides talking care of the complete implementation of the new plan, we can also provide the periodical management of the plan. Which is efficient and unburdens our client.
As the Dutch Private Pension Plan is i.e. an investment account, it is relevant that the options we provide include a very extensive number of investment funds from which to choose from.
Personal Risk Profile
The first step is to establish your Personal Risk Profile. We use our own tailor-made 5 page form. It includes 32 questions and provides a clear indication of the profile of each client.
One of the main benefits of the Dutch Private Pension Plan is that the annual premium can be (to a certain extent) tax deductible for the Dutch Income Tax and the Dutch Wealth Taxation in Box 3.
Expats in The Netherlands prefer to use all tax benefits but often ask: What about pay-out when I might retire in another country? That is no problem. We see this all the time without problems.
Flexibility Regarding Payment
Once you have the plan, there is no obligation to pay additional premium each year. If so desired, you do have the option the extra invest in future years. Perfect flexibility.
Flexibility Regarding Pay-out
Contrary to Dutch Occupational Pensions, which have no pay-out flexibility, you have several pay-out options. Ranging from a pay-out during 5 years / 10 years / 20 years or lifelong.
Pay-Out Restriction 1
The invested premiums create a final capital at retirement age. The pay-out of that capital is only possible as of retirement age. Not sooner as that would lead to high tax.
Pay-Out Restriction 2
The pay-out as of retirement age has a minimum period of 5 years. A one-time Lump Sum or a Flexi Draw Down like in the USA / UK / Australia is therefore not allowed.
We present our advice in a 12 page English Pension Memorandum which includes: quotes selection and comparison, extensive attention for investments, costs, risk coverage, pay-out and international aspects.
In the Memorandum we include an oversight of the best providers who offer a Dutch Private Pension Plan. Which looks into aspects as capital projections, cost levels, next of kin coverage and choice for fund selection.
One of the essential differences with Occupational Pension Plans is the risk coverage of the Dutch Private Pension Plan. It is not based on a substantial guaranteed lifelong amount but investment based and thus much more modest.
Additional Risk Coverage
If you do not have the excellent guaranteed workplace next of kin coverage and if the additional investment based next of kin coverage of the private plan is not sufficient, we can provide advice for additional coverage.
Dutch Pension System
Besides going into the details of the Dutch Private Pension Plan, we will also explain the essence of the Dutch Pension System.
Quality As Core Value
We have just one core value: Quality. We are passionate about it. It inspires us each day to keep improving our services. As our valued clients deserve and expect.
Boutique Firm: Personal & Highly Protective
We are not one of the big firms. We know our clients personally and value their trust. As their long-term trusted advisor, we are highly protective of their interests. Thus we offer extensive aftercare and respond within one day to questions.
Boutique Firm: Reviews
We highly value our client’s reviews. We are grateful to have so many very kind clients. In the reviews often mentioned are ‘personal attention, attention to detail, service and impartial’. A great inspiration to always try to improve our services.
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