AXA Sun Life has issued its profits-related bonus figures for 2000 showing a reduction from 1999.
The low-cost homebuyers plan and the investment bonds qualify for a 5.5 per cent bonus, and personal pensions get 6.25 per cent, down from 6.25 per cent and 7 per cent respectively.
The rates apply to policies investing in the AXA Equity & Law with-profits fund.
Axa Sun Life chief actuary Peter Clark says: “Long term interest rates remain at low levels and this, in turn, leads to a reduction in future expected investment returns. However overall payouts on with profits policies remain extremely good value.”