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Want an annuity? Your provider will help you pick

Updated: 28th November 2016 - First Published: 28th November 2016 Buying an annuity can be fraught with difficulty, but what if you still want a guaranteed income? The regulator is stepping in, so it should soon be easier to find the annuity that meets your needs – because your provider is going to help. Read More...

Annuity rates rally after tough few months

Updated: 08th November 2016 - First Published: 08th November 2016 Good news for those seeking a secure income in retirement: our latest analysis has revealed that annuity rates are staging a mini revival after suffering from heavy falls in recent months, so you’ll now be able to get slightly more from your savings. Read More...

Secondary annuity market scrapped

Updated: 19th October 2016 - First Published: 19th October 2016 The Government is cancelling plans for a secondary annuity market, citing concerns about consumer protection. Given there were fears that many could be ripped off – and that it wouldn’t be right for most – the decision has been largely welcomed. Read More...

2016 ILP Moneyfacts award winners announced

Updated: 23rd September 2016 - First Published: 23rd September 2016 The winners of the 2016 Investment Life & Pensions Moneyfacts Awards were announced last night at a glittering ceremony held at the Lancaster London Hotel, amid much expectation and excitement. Read More...

2016: the worst ever year for annuity income

Updated: 14th September 2016 - First Published: 14th September 2016 Tomorrow marks Pensions Awareness Day (PAD), yet our latest research doesn’t bode well for the sector – at least not for those seeking an annuity, with the data showing that annuity rates are on track for their biggest ever annual fall. Read More...

Annuity competition has never been weaker

Updated: 27th July 2016 - First Published: 27th July 2016 Our latest analysis of the annuity market has highlighted the challenging pricing conditions facing the sector, and suggests that competition has never been weaker – the combination of which has pushed annuity rates to fresh lows. Read More...

Why should you inflation-proof your pension?

Updated: 05th July 2016 - First Published: 05th July 2016 While there are many different types of annuity available, one of the most common denominators is whether you opt for a level pension or an inflation-linked alternative. But which one should you choose? Aegon is urging people to consider the latter. Read More...

People aren’t shopping around for their pensions

Updated: 10th June 2016 - First Published: 10th June 2016 The pension freedoms may have given people more choice when it comes to accessing their pension, but it seems that many aren’t fully exercising their right to choose, with research finding that a worrying number aren’t shopping around. Read More...

Retirement incomes fall 10% in just one year

Updated: 13th April 2016 - First Published: 13th April 2016 Reports of the rising popularity of annuities will no doubt come as welcome news, but what won’t be so welcome is the finding that the income received may not be as substantial as it once was, with figures showing a sharp drop in retirement incomes. Read More...

Yet more evidence of annuities’ rising popularity

Updated: 11th April 2016 - First Published: 07th April 2016 Last week we reported that annuities were coming back into fashion, and today we have yet more evidence to back it up! It’ll come as welcome news to many in the industry, as it seems that guaranteed income is still hugely desirable. Read More...


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