annuities

10 steps to buying the right annuity

Friday, 03 March 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

Monday, 14 November 2016 | 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.

Annuity rates bounce back

Friday, 21 October 2016 | News

There’s finally some good news for retirees looking to use some, or all, of their pension to buy a guaranteed income.

Secondary annuity market was never a good idea

Wednesday, 19 October 2016 | Blog | By Moira O'Neill

Plenty of people in retirement will be surprised and disappointed by the government’s decision to

Government axes plans for secondary annuities market

Tuesday, 18 October 2016 | News

The government has ditched plans to create a secondary market for annuities, which would have allowed pensioners to sell their retirement income for a lump sum.

Standard Life annuity holders may be due redress for mis-sold policies

Tuesday, 18 October 2016 | News

Retirees with an enhanced annuity from Standard Life may be due redress, as the firm has confirmed it’s been forced by the regulator to review all non-advised annuity sales since July 2008.