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From Investments| 11:05

‘Perfect storm’ for annuities could mean drawdown as default

Falling gilt yields pushing investors away from guaranteed income.

08:47

Phoenix plans further acquisitions

Group chief executive says regulatory scrutiny will present more opportunities to buy back books.

Personal Pensions| Aug 23, 2016

JRP merger continues ‘in line with expectations’

In these volatile times, newly merged retirement income provider “wanted to reassure the market ahead of our results.”

Aug 15, 2016

Equity release stats reveal nuanced approach to property

Pensions freedoms have created a wider potential market for equity release.

Aug 10, 2016

Pensions Portal’s bid to cut the jargon

Technology platform aims to help employers, providers and consultants get staff engaged with their pensions ahead of retirement.

Aug 10, 2016

Downward trend continues for ill-health annuity sales

Enhanced annuity sales began falling in 2012, according to Willis Towers Watson

Analysis & Opinion

Emma Ann HughesonInvestments| Aug 12, 2016

Cofunds deal reinforces need to adapt to survive

Providers are far from dead but perhaps the age of most “traditional financial services providers” trying to be all things to all people is over.

Emma Ann Hughes| Jul 29, 2016

Pension transfers rules need a rethink

In 2016 is it still right that a pension transfer should be considered wrong until it is proven to be right?

What’s next for annuities?

Jul 06, 2016

What’s next for annuities?

In just a week annuity rates plummeted by between 2 and 3 per cent

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Adviser Guides

Guide to flexi-access drawdown

Pension freedoms introduced by former chancellor George Osborne were expected to produce greater innovation in retirement income products.

Special Reports

Hybrids and blends on the road to pension freedoms

The pensions landscape is starting to take shape and a combination of products seems key to making it work

FTAdviser Blog

Trustee responsibilities post pension freedoms

There has been lots of talk in the sector recently about governance.

Adviser Guides

Guide to care fees annuities

The financial options for families who must pay for long term care are limited.

Special Reports

Combine harvest

With market volatility hitting drawdown and low interest rated continuing to plague drawdown, the consensus is to blend both products

Recent Articles
  1. Guide to flexi-access drawdown
    From Training| Aug 25, 2016

    Guide to flexi-access drawdown

    Pension freedoms introduced by former chancellor George Osborne were expected to produce greater innovation in retirement income products.

  2. Downward trend continues for ill-health annuity sales
    Aug 10, 2016

    Downward trend continues for ill-health annuity sales

    According to Willis Towers Watson, the downward trend of annuity sales falling began in 2012.

  3. Fos backs Caerus over annuity advice complaint
    Aug 05, 2016

    Fos backs Caerus over annuity advice complaint

    Caerus did not uphold the complaint because it thought complainant understood the position when he started the annuity.

  4. Freedoms save retirees from BoE hit to annuity rates
    Personal Pensions| Aug 04, 2016

    Freedoms save retirees from BoE hit to annuity rates

    Pensioners who would historically have been forced to buy an annuity can avoid futher cuts to annuity rates as a result of BoE cut.

  5. L&G backed annuity resale site readies for market
    Aug 03, 2016

    L&G backed annuity resale site readies for market

    Reforms unveiled in December will allow people drawing annuities to sell their contracts from 6 April 2017.

  6. L&G to write new annuities for Aegon
    Jul 28, 2016

    L&G to write new annuities for Aegon

    Deal will see Aegon exit the annuity market altogether, after it sold its existing annuity portfolio earlier this year.

  7. Guide to care fees annuities
    From Training| Jul 28, 2016

    Guide to care fees annuities

    The financial options for families who must pay for long term care are limited.

  8. Annuity competition has never been weaker: Moneyfacts
    Jul 27, 2016

    Annuity competition has never been weaker: Moneyfacts

    Annuity rates now at record lows, having declined by as much as 12 per cent since the start of the year.

  9. Altmann claims DWP and Treasury are split on Lisa
    Personal Pensions| Jul 22, 2016

    Altmann claims DWP and Treasury are split on Lisa

    Baroness Altmann stepped down from her role as pensions minister so she could “speak freely” on pensions topics.

  10. Retirees caught between rising inflation and choppy markets
    Jul 20, 2016

    Retirees caught between rising inflation and choppy markets

    Rising CPI leaves retirees with a choice between accepting lower incomes or taking more risk.

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