Intergenerational wealth transfer


Looking for efficient ways to transfer wealth to the next generation? Learn how an insurance plan can help you provide a larger legacy for those you care about most.

Gary and Maria have had a long and successful career, and worked hard along the way to support their loved ones. Now that they are approaching retirement, they are starting to think about their legacy. Gary and Maria are already covered with a life insurance plan and are looking for additional ways to transfer the family’s excess wealth as efficiently as possible.

They talked to their Advisor and Estate Planning Specialist at RBC Wealth Management Financial Services Inc. about how they can support the next generation of their family. They were told about the Intergenerational Wealth Transfer Strategy, a solution that can help provide financial security and flexibility for their family.

With this strategy, Gary and Maria could transfer money to their granddaughter for her to use in the future, and still be in control of the policy and funds during their lifetime. To get started, Gary and Maria would apply for, fund and own a permanent, tax-exempt life insurance policy on their granddaughter’s life. Once she is of legal age, they can transfer the policy ownership to her. Then their granddaughter can gain access to the policy value, either through cash surrender value or through tax-free collateral loans. But alternatively, their granddaughter can also choose to keep the insurance policy, insuring her coverage for the future.

Speak with an RBC life-licensed advisor or an Estate Planning Specialist today to learn more about the Intergenerational Wealth Transfer Strategy.

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