With a crisis in social care funding looming, here’s how you can plan to pay for yours

Wednesday, 13 September 2017 | Article

The combination of improving longevity and an ageing population means growing numbers will need some form of care in old age.

Ask the experts: Can I cancel my annuity and take the rest of my money as a lump sum?

Tuesday, 18 July 2017 | Question and Answer

Pension freedoms, which were introduced from April 2015, have given many people far more choice about how they access their pension benefits.

Failure to shop around costs annuity buyers £4,000

Wednesday, 12 July 2017 | News

Failing to shop around for the best annuity is costing retirees an average of £4,000 over the course of their retirement, according to new research from the Pensions Policy Institute in association with LV=.

My first steps to an early retirement: getting a valuation

Thursday, 06 July 2017 | Article

After more than three decades advising readers about pensions, one personal finance journalist is faced with decisions about her own plans for later life.

10 steps to buying the right annuity

Wednesday, 19 July 2017 | Article

Whether you plan to use all or part of your pension to buy an annuity, read our guide to make sure you get the right deal for you.

Prudential and Standard Life annuity holders may be due compensation

Monday, 27 February 2017 | News

Prudential and Standard Life may be forced to pay compensation to annuity buyers that were not given sufficient information when they took out their policy.

"Annuities remain key to retirement income"

Friday, 09 December 2016 | News

Retirees should be using at least some of their pension to buy an annuity, according to a new report from the OECD.

Annuity rates up 10% over three months

Friday, 02 December 2016 | News

A pronounced recovery in gilt yields, coupled with greater levels of competition, have led to a bounce in annuity rates over the past three months.

Annuity providers to be forced to offer price comparison

Friday, 25 November 2016 | News

Annuity providers will have to inform their customers how much they could gain from shopping around and switching provider, city regulator the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has said.

Best annuity rates this month

Tuesday, 07 November 2017 | Article

Whether you are using all or just some of your pension to buy an annuity, it's vital that you shop around to get the best rate and declare any health problems that could make you eligible for a better deal.