Income in retirement

Annuity rates plummet by £2,000

Tuesday, 28 October 2014 | News

The average annuity is paying £2,058 less income over retirement than it did before Chancellor George Osborne's March Budget.

Income drawdown, annuity - or both?

Monday, 30 November 2015 | Article

Ceri Jones examines three factors you need to consider carefully if you are to enjoy a successful retirement under the new pension regime.

Annuity sales drop by a third post-Budget

Thursday, 11 September 2014 | News

Sales of annuities have dropped by more than a third since the Budget in March, data from the Association of British Insurers has revealed.

The best pension providers of 2014

Friday, 12 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

Wednesday, 30 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".