Income in retirement

The best pension providers of 2014

Tuesday, 09 September 2014 | Article

It's been quite a year for pensions following Chancellor George Osborne's shock Budget announcement that from April 2015 you will be able to do what you want with your pension...

Annuity vs pension drawdown: is there a clear winner?

Tuesday, 19 August 2014 | News

New figures produced by Zurich outline just how difficult it is to estimate whether going into drawdown or buying an annuity offers the best value for money in retirement.

Annuity rates vary by up to 30%

Tuesday, 15 July 2014 | News

The gap between the best enhanced annuity rates and the lowest standard annuity rates stands at 30%, according to the latest Annuity Index from retirement specialist MGM Advantage.

Annuity rule change claims first victim

Tuesday, 29 April 2014 | News

The Budget that brought so much positive change for savers and retirees has claimed its first corporate victim.

Less than one in 10 will buy an annuity

Tuesday, 22 April 2014 | News

Just 7% of people will still buy an annuity once new rules giving greater freedom over what people can do with their pension in retirement are introduced next year.

Avoid being short-changed in your retirement

Tuesday, 04 February 2014 | Article

Annuities - policies that produce an income from your pension - have hit the headlines recently for all the wrong reasons.

Urgent' regulatory change needed in annuity market

Monday, 09 December 2013 | News

A leading consumer group is demanding urgent regulatory and government-led reform of the annuity market to "prevent millions of pensioners from losing out".

Can I invest my pension in property rather than buy an annuity?

Tuesday, 26 November 2013 | Question and Answer

I certainly would not recommend you restrict yourself to looking only at an annuity (although checking what is available from the whole of the market, including impaired life and enhanced annuities, should be a key part of...

Annuity system isn't working, say financial advisers

Wednesday, 13 November 2013 | News

Seven out of 10 advisers say that the annuity system is failing retirees, according to research from Skandia.

Are you eligible for an enhanced annuity?

Wednesday, 30 October 2013 | Article

While medical problems and bad habits like smoking typically mean you pay more for life, health and travel insurance, when it comes to annuities it pays to 'fess up to vices and conditions that affect your wellbeing.