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Confusion over annuity reforms - 28th April 2015

How well do you understand the pension reforms? If you’re approaching retirement you’re hopefully starting to get a handle on things, but unfortunately many people aren’t. Read More...

Annuity rates at all-time low - 23rd April 2015

Just 17 days into the new pensions regime, Moneyfacts can reveal that average annuity rates have collapsed to all-time lows, something that could further influence retirees’ decisions when it comes to spending their pots. Read More...

Annuity selling could be popular - 25th March 2015

Last week, the Government confirmed that annuity selling was in the pipeline. If the proposals are finalised, those already locked into an annuity will have the option to sell the income, and by all accounts, many would take advantage of the offer… Read More...

Will you sell your annuity? - 16th March 2015

It’s been confirmed that one of the key measures of this year’s Budget will be a change in the law to allow pensioners to sell their annuities... Read More...

Enhanced annuity sales fall further - 23rd February 2015

The pension freedoms set to be introduced may be welcome news to those approaching retirement, but they’re posing significant issues to annuity providers. In fact, sales of annuities are already dropping – and they’re falling at a fast rate. Read More...

Will you buy an annuity? - 29th January 2015

The countdown to the pension reforms has begun. From April, anyone aged 55+ will be able to access their pension savings as they see fit, and there’ll be no obligation for most people to buy an annuity. The question is, will you still want one? Read More...

Annuity rates fall further ahead of pension reform - 27th January 2015

The pension changes announced in last year’s Budget were always going to have an impact on annuity sales, and rates would undoubtedly feel the impact, too. Research from Moneyfacts has shown just how quickly the effects have been felt. Read More...

What’s next for the pensions industry? - 07th January 2015

The pensions industry has undergone a huge amount of change recently, largely thanks to automatic enrolment and the Budget opening up new flexibilities. The final freedoms will soon come into force, but what's next for the pensions landscape? Read More...

Retirees could lose £41K by not shopping around - 12th December 2014

It’s hoped that the FCA's review into the annuities market, and the proposed changes, will lead to improved competition and better incomes for retirees - as research has found that failing to shop around could cost consumers a huge amount of cash. Read More...

Annuities market set for reform - 11th December 2014

Choosing an annuity is one of the biggest financial decisions anyone will make, so it’s concerning to hear that the market isn’t working as well as it should for consumers. But, thanks to an in-depth review, reforms could be on the way. Read More...


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