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CAPITAL ANNUITY

An income year after year, with access to funds from the first year.

Renta vitalicia capital

Get tax benefits on top of your investments

One-off premium insurance

Making a one-time contribution offers you a guaranteed income for life, including up to 30% of the capital invested.

An income today

From the first year you’ll enjoy a fixed life annuity paid however suits you best:  monthly, quarterly or annually. For example, to top up your pension.

Liquidity from the first year

From the first year onwards, you will be able to ask to redeem your premium. This redemption may mean you will receive a lower amount than you initially contributed.

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Capital Annuity terms and conditions

  • Age

    You can apply for a capital annuity from the age of 55 to 85 years old.

  • Amount

    You can arrange a capital annuity from €30,000.

  • Interest

    There is a technical interest rate, which is fixed in advance and insured. It does not vary depending on market performance. Please consult with our managers.

  • Frequency

    You can choose from the following annuity payment options: monthly, quarterly, half-yearly or annually. The start date will depend on the frequency chosen. For example, in the case of monthly payments, the first income will be received the month following its arrangement.

  • Guarantees

    There are two types of guarantee for two different cases.

    • During the life of the insured/investor: this product assures you a fixed and constant income throughout your life or until it is redeemed.
    • In case of death: During the first two years that the product is contracted, 100% of the investment or premium paid will be received. From the third year, the limit will be 90%, 80% or 70% depending on the type of premium arranged.
  • Liquidity

    Although this product is designed to accompany you throughout your life, you can request the redemption of the premium/investment from the first year after it is arranged. Such redemptions are always total.

    If you cancel the product, the amount redeemed may be less than the amount initially contributed and you will have to repay to the Tax Agency all the income that would have been tax-exempt.

  • Beneficiaries

    As this is life-savings insurance, you can specify the beneficiaries. This will help you to plan and manage the inheritance of your financial assets.

  • Taxation

    Payments received are treated as capital gains and are subject to withholdings at the current rate in the respective autonomous community. The percentage personal income tax on annuities depends on the age of the investor or insured party when the policy is arranged:

    Age when constituting the income
    % of income exempt from taxation
    % of income considered capital gains
    Over 70 years old
    92%
    8%
    Between 66 and 69 years
    80%
    20%
    Between 60 and 65 years
    76%
    24%
    Between 50 and 59 years
    72%
    28%
    Between 40 and 49 years
    65%
    35%
    Under 40 years old
    60%
    40%

    In the event of death, the payments received by the beneficiaries will be subject to Inheritance and Donations Tax.

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Insured income taxation

In the case of collection in the form of an immediate annuity, the amounts received will be considered as capital gains, in a percentage that depends on the age of the beneficiary when they contracted the policy. The percentages are:

Age when constituting the income
% of income exempt from taxation
% of income considered capital gains
Over 70 years old
92%
8%
Between 66 and 69 years
80%
20%
Between 60 and 65 years
76%
24%
Between 50 and 59 years
72%
28%
Between 40 and 49 years
65%
35%
Under 40 years old
60%
40%

Redemptions: in insurance redemptions, the difference between the amount received as the redemption and the single premium paid plus the part of the income so far received that was exempt from taxation due to the application of the percentages shown in the previous table is regarded as a capital gain. These capital gains are subject to withholdings at the current rate in the respective autonomous community.

Death of the insured: The payments received by a person other than the policy holder will be subject to Inheritance and Donations Tax.
Depending on the degree of kinship (spouse, ascendant, descendant), these payments may qualify for certain reductions (€9,195 per beneficiary), which will depend on the autonomous community in question.

See FAQs FAQs

Can I make additional contributions after contracting an annuity?

Life annuities do not allow you to make additional contributions to the initial premium, but you can open another life annuity.

Can I change the frequency of benefits once I am receiving them?

No, it is not possible to change the frequency of the benefits once the life annuity has been set up.

What is the minimum amount to contract an annuity?

You can subscribe to an annuity from €30,000, in either of their two forms.

How are the benefits taxed?

The benefits obtained have the nature of capital gains. Such gains are subject to a 19% withholding (2016) that is included in the savings base and subject to a progressive rate, ranging from 19% to 26%. However, annuities have a distinctive tax advantage: the capital gains are included in the savings base, but only at a percentage of the annual income received. This rate is based on the age of the insured person at the time they contract the insurance. For example, if it is contracted at 70 years of age, the percentage of the income that is taxed is only 1.52% instead of 19%, providing that the total returns generated do not reach 6,000 euros.

Can I recover my initial life investment?

The ideal scenario is not to have to redeem the product, since its purpose is for life. It can be redeemed from the first year but this may mean recovering an amount less than that initially contributed, in addition to having to repay the Tax Agency

all the income that would have been tax-exempt.

If redeemed, the receivable amount would be the lesser of:

  • Death capital at the time of redemption (90%, 80%, 70% of the premium, or 100% during the first two years).
  • 100% of the mathematical provision at the time of redemption.
  • The realisable market value of the assets subject to the policy at the time of redemption: the insurance company will invest the premium in fixed income products, mainly debt issued by governments and other public institutions in the Euro Zone, as well as private fixed-income assets from issuers in the Euro Zone. In the event of redemption, a divestment will be necessary, transferring the amount of this to the customer if it is less than the initial value.

Who can I put down as beneficiary?

As this is life-savings insurance, you can specify the beneficiaries. If they are not specified, the beneficiaries will be considered in the following order: 1. Spouse, 2. Children in equal parts, 3. Parents, 4. Legal heirs.

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