Annuity Rip off

Headlines this week of ‘ Pensioners being burgled by insurers on annuities’ and ‘ Avoid a pension annuity rip off’ don’t give annuities a good name. For what they are an annuity is simple and guaranteed and that is what…

Overseas Pension QROPS

  Moving abroad and retiring abroad are often the top of a list or peoples things to do at Retirement. We can live abroad why can’t we take our pension with us, well with the freedom of trade laws you can…

Annuity rates set to increase…..

Some good news for retirees and if you believe the Telegraph then you will expect a 10%increase in annuity rates in the not too distant future, see here. Essentially the article focuses on the recent increase in Gilt rates, from…

Annuity Rates increase

There is hope at last, yes we have seen an increase in annuity rates. I dont often get to write such good news about annuities but over the last few weeks we have seen a steady rise in rates. On…

Annuity Rates in 2013

2012 was an interesting year for annuity rates and like many years before it the trend for the year was for annuity rates to decrease. Much was made of the Gender Directive, which basically meant that Men and Women are…

Plan your retirement income

Up to 30% of those about to retire don’t know how much money they will need in retirement. This research by RetireRight highlights the need for retirees to think more seriously about how they are going to live out their…

Annuity rates keep decreasing

Not a great headline but anybody keeping an eye on annuity rates over the last few months/years have seen similar headlines within the industry. July has seen annuity rates hit, specifically for single life males and those going for inflation…

What is my £150,000 pension worth?

Choosing an annuity isn’t as simple as choosing the best annuity rate. There are many options to consider such as: when you take your income do you want a spouse’s pension do you want your income to increase or stay…
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