Personal Retirement Savings Account (PRSA)

  • A tax efficient investment account which enables you to save for your retirement.
  • For investors who are comfortable making their own investment decisions without advice.

What is a PRSA?

  • A PRSA is a Personal Retirement Savings Account, which is designed to make saving for your retirement as easy and flexible as possible. 
  • You have the option of setting up a PRSA into which contributions can be paid and/or transfers from existing pension arrangements can be made.
  • If you are a member of your company's pension scheme, and would like to make additional retirement savings, you have the option of setting up an AVC PRSA into which additional voluntary contributions (AVC) can be paid.
  • Fees and charges apply

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How a Davy Select PRSA can work for you

Diverse investment

  • Choose from over 10,000 investments including 1,250+ investment funds. You have access to a wide range of asset classes, including cash, bonds, equities and alternatives.
  • Davy Select offers a regular investment service for PRSA (Personal Retirement Savings Accounts) clients who would like to make regular contributions that are automatically invested in a range of fund(s) as chosen by you.

Tax-efficient saving for retirement

  • A PRSA is a personally held, tax efficient investment account to help you save for retirement. 
  • Tax is paid once you reach retirement and start to draw down the pension benefits. Investment returns are tax free, and there is no capital gains tax when you sell your assets. 
  • There is also no exit tax when you leave a third party investment fund and no income tax on dividends or coupon payments.
  • For more information read our FAQ.

Transferring your pension

  • We can conduct a full review of your existing pension arrangements and provide you with details of your pension investments and transfer options.
  • We will work with you in preparing the transfer paperwork to effect the transfer from your existing pension providers.
  • Davy Select does not charge a transfer fee for the transfer of holdings from other firms. Please be aware that some firms charge exit fees and you should check these before you transfer. 

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Wide choice of retirement benefits

 On retirement, choose from:

A one-off lump sum of up to 25% of the value of the assets and either. 

  • Retain the balance of your funds in the PRSA with the option of making taxable withdrawals.
  • Transfer the remaining funds into an Approved Retirement Fund (ARF).
  • Purchase an annuity. 
  • Purchase an annuity for your spouse in the event of your death.
  • A combination of the above.

Warning: The value of your investment may go down as well as up. 

Warning: If you invest in this product you may lose some or all of  the money you invest.

Warning: If you invest in this product you will not have any access to your money until you retire.

Warning: This product may be affected by changes in currency exchange rates.

Some pension risks

You are responsible for making all of the investment decisions in relation to your pension. Your choices may not be the best options.

As a result, there is a risk that the pension scheme may be underfunded by you and/or the value may be insufficient at retirement so that your long-term retirement needs may not be met. 

It is important that you seek independent professional advice prior to making any decisions which have tax, legal or other financial implications.

Learn more about some of the risks that prospective investors should consider prior to making a decision to invest in a pension or retirement product.

Warning: Information provided on the Davy Select website does not constitute investment advice as it does not take into account the investment objectives, knowledge and experience or financial situation of any particular person. You should ensure that you understand the risks associated with any investment prior to making an investment decision. 

Pension Regulatory Information.

Davy is a PRSA provider and a Qualified Fund Manager to ARFs.

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to choose?

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PRSA Factsheet

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