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All news stories featuring 'Annuity'

Annuity sales practices failing pensioners, says FCA

11 December 2014

Annuity providers aren't doing enough to encourage customers to check if they can get a better deal elsewhere

Tax break for some annuity holders: Autumn Statement 2014

3 December 2014

Under 75s who die having started to draw an income from some annuities from April will have cash passed on tax-free

New standards for pension providers to be introduced

27 November 2014

Pension providers will be required to check whether or not customers buying their products have already taken guidance

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6 May 2014

Do you have a lost pension? Get hunting - one MoneySaver found £39,000

A slice of up to £3 billion worth of 'lost' pensions could be yours – and most are easy to trace and reclaim

19 March 2014

Budget 2014: Radical reforms to give greater access to pensions savings

Pension savers will have the option to gain immediate access to their pot at non-punitive rates from age 55

14 February 2014

Pensions firms face competition probe over annuities

The FCA is to investigate the annuities market amid concerns it's depriving many pensioners of a fair retirement

6 January 2014

'Murky' pension practices to be tackled

Retired workers will be able to 'shop around' for new annuity schemes, pensions minister Steve Webb has said

9 December 2013

Annuity rules need tightening to stop rip-offs, report warns

Pensioners face being ripped off when investing in annuities unless rules are tightened urgently, a report warns

10 September 2013

Equitable Life victims to get compensation early

Victims of the Equitable Life scandal will receive £5,000 in compensation a year early, the Government has announced

1 March 2013

Annuities code to protect retirees begins

A new code of conduct for annuity providers has been launched today

31 January 2013

FSA to probe annuities market 'failure'

The financial regulator is launching a review into whether people buying an annuity are getting a "fair deal"

9 January 2013

Retirees face 'lowest incomes in six years'

Pensioners expect to have a typical annual income of £15,300, about £3,400 a year less than 2008 retirees

21 December 2012

Insurance costs up for some as gender ruling takes effect

Insurers are now banned from using a customer's gender to decide the cost of their premiums

9 October 2012

Young women and old men: buy now to beat insurance hikes?

The cost of young women's car insurance is likely to rise, while men could get less in retirement

9 August 2012

Young people 'confused by pensions'

Millions of young Britons are more likely to understand a foreign language than pensions jargon, a study suggests

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