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Guides to offshore investments and retirement planning

These Guides provide a range of general information as well as more detail about the use of cross-border investments. Click on the specific Guide to open as a pdf document.

Offshore Bonds

AILO's Guide to Offshore Bonds is a comprehensive explanation of how offshore bonds work. There are two versions of this document, one intended for IFAs, and one intended for the IFA's UK-resident clients.

Retirement Age

The AILO Retirement Age Guide is a cross-border guide to investing in life assurance products on behalf of clients of retirement age. It is available in several languages.

Retirement Solutions

The AILO IFA Guide to Retirement Solutions is a guide to the suitability of cross-border life products in retirement planning for UK professional advisers.

Investor Protection

The AILO Investor Protection Guide is an overview of life insurance policy holder protection measures in Guernsey, the Isle of Man, Ireland, Luxembourg and UK. The document is written for professional advisers.

Making Complaints

AILO's guide to making a complaint is intended for customers investing in cross-border life assurance products. It is available in several languages.

AILO Corporate Brochure

The AILO Corporate Brochure summarises the information found on the website about the work of AILO, what it does, its mission and objectives.

Always seek professional advice

Please note that AILO does not give tax or other professional advice and all its publications provide generic information only. Professional advice should always be obtained in relation to any particular issue or circumstance and the information provided on or through this website should not be considered as a substitute for obtaining such advice.

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