How to add savings/investments **Adviser Go, all regions**

1. Open the existing client record, if it is not already open. 

2. Click/tap the plus button in the bottom right of the Dashboard screen.

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3. Click/tap Savings and Investments  in the Finances and Accounts section of the menu which appears:

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Choose either Savings or Investments.

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As a general rule, use the Savings option for those types of accounts held with banks and building societies i.e. funds which are not invested.  

Savings

4. Complete the data entry fields which appear in the Basics screen (those marked with an asterisk are mandatory fields). 

NOTE: AdviserGo has an Inline help feature  which provides relevant help topics as you build a plan in AdviserGo. Inline help will assist you with entering information into the fields, will give further information to help you understand how it works and provide access to further assistance.  Inline help.

 

Sole ownership is assumed but you can amend this to joint ownership, where the account type allows.

Select the type of savings account you wish to enter. This is for tax and contribution rules purposes. The account type also determines when these assets will be accessed if needed in the plan. 

 Current accounts - A Cash Account - Interest is taxable.

 Savings accounts - A Cash Account - Interest is taxable.

 Cash ISAs - Treated as a Tax Free asset. Contributions will be limited to the ISA allowance

 National Savings Certificate - Treated as a Tax Free asset. Voyant sets no contribution limits on this type of account.

For further information on how Voyant accesses liquid assets in the plan click here- Liquidation Order

Enter a Name for the Savings. The name you enter must be unique within the plan.

Enter the current Balance of the account. 

 The Growth Rate will show the default rate from the assumption shown in Plan Settings.  You can amend this growth rate by overwriting it.

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This will only affect growth rate of this item, it will not affect any other Savings in the plan.

 

5. Regular contributions from income should be entered here

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Further information on how to do this please click this link Contributions to savings and investments

 

6. Click the Save button, top right.

 

Investments

7. Repeat steps 3 to 6 for any Investments you wish to add to the plan.

At step 4, select the type of Investment accounts you wish to enter. This is for tax and contribution rules purposes. The account type also determines when these assets will be accessed if needed in the plan.

 Stocks Market ISA/ Junior ISA - Treated by Voyant as a Tax Free asset. Voyant will use the appropriate ISA allowance depending on whether an adult or child is selected as the owner.

 Lifetime ISA - Treated as a Tax Free asset. Voyant will not access until the owner is over the required age.

 Onshore bond - Treated as a Tax Deferred asset. Voyant will treat withdrawals as tax deferred up to the allowance.

 Offshore bond - Treated as a Tax Deferred asset. Voyant will treat withdrawals as tax deferred up to the allowance.

 Unwrapped investments - Treated as a Taxable asset. In Voyant we use unwrapped investments as the catch-all category for all manner of Taxable investments that are not subject to the special tax treatments. OEICs, unit trusts, equity holdings, stocks and shares, individual equities, businesses and even properties can all be modelled under the guise of unwrapped investments.

 

For further information on how Voyant accesses liquid assets in the plan click here Liquidation Order

Note: Trusts (other than Child Trusts in certain circumstances), VCTs, EISs and SEISs are not subject to ad-hoc withdrawals. To draw funds from these accounts, you must set up a Planned Withdrawal (see below)

 

Further reading 

Transfers between accounts 

Guidance on how to schedule one off or ongoing transfers between accounts or from surplus to an account can be found here

 

Withdrawal limits

Withdrawal limits are explained here

 

Planned Withdrawals

Guidance on how to schedule planned withdrawals from Savings and Investment accounts can be found here

 

Steps 

Guidance on how to schedule Steps can be found here

 

 

Where can I see the Savings and Investments in the plan?

The Savings and Investments can be seen in the Assets chart in either the Dashboard or the Let's See screen. 

 

You can also see a list of the Savings and Investment accounts for each year of the plan in the Year View screen from Dashboard or Let's See > Investments tab.