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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...

Annuities aren’t dead!

Updated: 30th March 2016 - First Published: 30th March 2016 The launch of the pension freedoms led many to predict the end of annuities, and for a while that looked to be the case. However, a year into things and it looks as though a reversal of fortune could be on the cards, with annuity sales on the rise. Read More...

Are annuities coming back?

Updated: 12th June 2017 - First Published: 02nd February 2016 Annuities were dealt a huge blow with the launch of the pension freedoms, but it seems that the tide could be starting to turn, with a growing number of people realising the benefits that having a secure income can bring. Read More...

Another poor year for annuity rates

Updated: 15th May 2017 - First Published: 11th January 2016 Our new research shows that 2015 was another poor year for annuity rates, as uncertainty created by the pension freedoms, low gilt yields and industry preparations for new regulations all took their toll on the market – with disappointing results. Read More...

Retirees are failing to shop around for annuities

Updated: 08th January 2016 - First Published: 08th January 2016 A new report from the Financial Conduct Authority, the UK’s financial regulator, has found that retirees are failing to shop around for annuities and income drawdown products, something that could have a worrying impact on finances in later life. Read More...

Secondary annuity plans have been unveiled

Updated: 15th December 2015 - First Published: 15th December 2015 After much speculation, the Government has finally unveiled plans for the secondary annuity market, a move that will offer the chance for more than 5 million people to sell their annuity and benefit from the same pension freedoms as everyone else. Read More...

Secondary annuity market is one step closer

Updated: 10th December 2015 - First Published: 10th December 2015 There’s been a lot of talk about the secondary annuity market and how it’ll work, but the latest update shows that it’s one step closer, with the announcement that seeking advice will be mandatory for those looking to sell high-value annuities. Read More...


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