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Friday Five – 28 February – 5 Questions in 5 Minutes

Friday Five – 28 February – 5 Questions in 5 Minutes

Welcome to this week’s Friday Five – 5 Questions in 5 Minutes Every Friday

What’s this all about?

It’s a bit of Friday Fun where we provide you with 5 questions relevant to a mix of CII exams. The challenge is for you to answer them in 5 minutes. Answers at the bottom of the page.

Questions

These questions relate to examinable tax year 2019/20, examinable until 31 August 2020.

  1. Premiums for payment protection insurance contracts must be:
    1. paid by monthly contribution added to the loan
    2. paid by lump sum contribution added to the loan
    3. paid monthly
    4. paid weekly
  1. If a savings account accrues 10% interest payable on a quarterly basis, what would the interest accumulation factor be?
    1. 2.5% compounded quarterly
    2. 4/10%
    3. 10% compounded quarterly
    4. 1.25 to the power of 4
  1. Simon is considering using a discretionary trust to make provision for his children and future grandchildren as well as to mitigate his own Inheritance Tax (IHT) position. He should be aware that: Tick all that apply.
    1. the transfer in is a chargeable lifetime transfer
    2. capital distributions to a beneficiary may trigger an exit charge
    3. the beneficiaries are entitled to an equal amount of income and capital
    4. if a beneficiary dies, there is no charge to IHT on the beneficiary’s estate
  1. Andrew, aged 66, was in capped drawdown prior to 5 April 2015. The following information is available relating to Andrew.
     
    Fund, after PCLS, is £300,000
    GAD rate is £56 per £1,000
    Gilt yield on 15th of previous month = 2.37%
     
    Which of the following rules will apply to him? Tick all that apply.

    1. The gilt yield used when calculating maximum withdrawal rate will be 2.25%.
    2. Maximum income available is £25,200.
    3. Minimum income is zero.
    4. Income reviews must be annual.
  1. Basic Personal Care is means-tested in every country in the United Kingdom except?
    1. England
    2. Wales
    3. Northern Ireland
    4. Scotland

 

Answers

  1. C – See R01 Study Text, Chp 2
    Grab our taster mock exam paper for CII R01. Click here to download.
  1. A – See R02 Study Text, Chp 4
    Grab our taster mock exam paper for CII R02. Click here to download.
  1. ABD – See R03 Study Text, Chp 4
    Grab our taster mock exam paper for CII R03. Click here to download.
  1. ABC – See R04 Study Text, Chp 6:2
    Grab our taster mock exam paper for CII R04 Click here to download.
  1. D – See CF8 Study Text, Chp 3
    Grab our taster mock exam paper for CII CF8. Click here to download.

 

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