FSA to probe annuities market 'failure'
The financial regulator is launching a review into whether people buying an annuity are getting a
31 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
9 January 2013
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
21 December 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 October 2012
Young people 'confused by pensions'
Millions of young Britons are more likely to understand a foreign language than pensions jargon, a study suggests
9 August 2012
Over-75s' nest eggs 'shrinking'
The long-term retired are having to 'knock lumps' out of their nest eggs just to get by, a new report has found
11 July 2012
Pensions and savers hit as Bank prints more money
A further £50 billion was injected into the economy today as the UK struggles to pull out of its double-dip recession
5 July 2012
0.5% base rate may last another three years
Experts think rates will remain at 0.5% until the end of next year and possibly for as long as three more years
8 March 2012
'Beware annuity purchase delay', as retirement income drops
The cash pensioners get is falling. Bob Bullivant, from Annuity Direct, thinks matters could get worse
9 December 2011
Pension income could fall due to quantitative easing
Pensioners could soon get a reduced income when buying a retirement cash stream, experts warn
7 October 2011
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