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Financial Times

Annuity firms must tell savers how their rates compare
Financial Times
The measure was the key recommendation from the Financial Conduct Authority, the City watchdog, after its probe of the annuity market estimated that 80 per cent of those who purchase an annuity from their existing provider could get a better deal on ...



Telegraph.co.uk

How the worst annuity companies will escape rules aimed to give pensioners the best deals
Telegraph.co.uk
Measures designed to stop savers getting irreversible, poor-value pensions are at risk of being undermined by insurers who do not offer higher incomes for those who are ill or otherwise face a shorter life expectancy. The rules, imposed by the ...



Hargreaves Lansdown

Pensions or chocolates?
Hargreaves Lansdown
Alternatively, value protected annuities return the original amount you used to buy the annuity, less any income paid, as a lump sum to your beneficiaries. It gives you the opportunity to guarantee all of the money used to purchase the annuity will be ...



The Week UK

Pension freedoms: everything you need to know
The Week UK
n his 2015 Spring Budget, then-chancellor George Osborne introduced sweeping changes to the way that pensions are taxed. The new rules have led to people taking a variety of different choices when investing their nest eggs - but have also meant that ...



Hargreaves Lansdown

5 little-known facts for flexible retirement
Hargreaves Lansdown
However, accessing your pension flexibly will normally trigger something known as the money purchase annual allowance (MPAA). Triggering the MPAA means you can only contribute up to £4,000 a year to a pension. When you go into drawdown, you have the ...



Economic Times

HDFC Life Pension Guaranteed Plan: Should you lock into annuity rates now?
Economic Times
HDFC Life has launched HDFC Life Pension Guaranteed Plan that offers guaranteed rates, at the time of purchase itself, on a deferred annuity plan. At present, deferred annuity products do not give any guarantee on rates to be offered at time of vesting ...



Your Money

Five questions you should ask before buying an annuity
Your Money
2) What degree of guarantee should you build in? An annuity will pay an income for life, but ceases on death. It is possible to buy a guaranteed minimum income so that in the event of early death following purchase, the annuity would continue for a ...



Pensions & Investments

Graphic Packaging Holding outlines plans for lump-sum offers, annuity purchase
Pensions & Investments
Graphic Packaging Holding Co., Atlanta, disclosed in its 10-K filing on Wednesday that it plans to undertake pension risk transfer transactions. The company disclosed it made an additional contribution of $75 million to its U.S. defined benefit plan ...
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Financial Reporter

Enhanced annuity rates see big fall
moneyfacts.co.uk
Data from our latest Moneyfacts UK Personal Pension Trends Treasury Report shows that the average annual level without guarantee enhanced annuity income for a 65-year-old fell by between 4.8% and 5.8% (depending on the purchase price) in 2017. For ...
Enhanced annuity income hit hardest since pension freedomsFinancial Reporter

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