HSBC launches Onshore Investment Bond
HSBC this week launched the Onshore Investment Bond, aimed at clients seeking a professionally managed, whole market investment portfolio.
The bond offers Independent Financial Advisers (IFAs) a choice of investments in almost 2,000 funds – OIECs and Unit Trusts – from more than 100 fund managers.
Two versions of the bond are available – ‘Select’, for fee charging advisers, and ‘Flexible’ for commission-priced advisers.
Select has no initial or exit charges and no annual management fee, whilst Flexible has low reduction-in-yields.
With both versions, fund charges apply according to the underlying fund held by the investor.
Both Select and Flexible allow regular withdrawals, providing investors with a tax efficient way to supplement their income.
IFAs can manage the funds online, and can make applications by telephone.
“We believe we have developed a truly dynamic set of products that will enable advisers to offer customers a highly competitive bond with whole of market fund access,” said Tim Potten, head of life investments at HSBC Insurance.