All news stories featuring 'Annuity'

Annuity rates 'hit all time low'

23 April 2015

Standard annuity rates have collapsed to all-time lows just weeks after new pension freedoms came into force

New rules confirmed, which give more protection to savers if their bank fails

1 April 2015

The FSCS limit will be increased from £85k to £1 million for temporary balances under new rules outlined by the Bank

Plans to help savers get the best pension income confirmed

26 March 2015

Pension providers will have to give more support to savers accessing their pension pots in future, under FCA plans

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17 March 2015

New pension freedoms means it pays to know when you'll die

In tomorrow's Budget, the Chancellor is likely be lauding the most radical changes to private pensions for a generation

16 March 2015

Plans to allow savers to sell their pension income revealed

Five million people who've already bought an annuity will be given the same freedoms as people nearing retirement

7 February 2015

State pension statements now available to the over-55s

Everyone aged-55 and over will now be entitled to a free state pension statement the Government has announced today

12 January 2015

Free pension guidance service branded ‘Pension Wise’

Impartial guidance will be offered over the phone and face-to-face alongside the pension changes due in April

11 December 2014

Annuity sales practices failing pensioners, says FCA

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

3 December 2014

Tax break for some annuity holders: Autumn Statement 2014

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

27 November 2014

New standards for pension providers to be introduced

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

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

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