Last year we asked affected planholders to vote on our offer to distribute the Estate of the Scottish Life Fund.
The required majority of planholders voted in favour of our offer, and we subsequently received approval from the High Court to implement the changes.
This means that we’ve:
Our offer only impacts plans invested in Qualifying With Profits (also known as With Profits 1) on 31 December 2021. We call the underlying value of their Qualifying With Profits investment their Qualifying Plan Value.
Other investment types that planholders hold under the plan were unaffected by our offer.
We’ll manage the affected plans in a similar way in the Royal London Open Fund.
We made our offer last year so as many planholders as possible can benefit from it. If we hadn’t made these changes now, we’d have to make similar changes eventually when there aren’t enough plans left in the Scottish Life Fund to manage it efficiently as a separate fund.
The Royal London Open Fund is open to new plans and we’ll be able to manage it efficiently for the foreseeable future.
We’ll write to the affected planholders between March and May 2022 to confirm the changes have been made and explain how it impacts their plan.