Retirement income

Annuity rates hit ‘all-time low’ as gilt yields plunge

Annuity rates have fallen to all-time low levels due to a sharp fall in gilt yields and a drop in demand since the introduction...

Guaranteed income: Why enhanced annuities are ‘hard to beat’

Annuities, especially enhanced annuities, will continue to play an important role in retirement planning and...

Intelligent Pensions launches DB transfer advice service

Intelligent Pensions has launched a DB transfer advice service for financial advisers looking to assist clients who want to exit defined benefit pension schemes. The...

Pensions Ombudsman clears providers over suspicious scheme transfers

Two pension providers who approved transfers worth more than £50,000 to a suspicious pension scheme have been cleared of wrongdoing by the Pensions Ombudsman...

General election 2015: What parties’ pension tax plans mean for your clients

Political parties' plans for pensions tax after the general election are set to hit the highest earners the most,...

Advisers share their ‘best buy’ investments for retirement

Financial advisers pick their best buys for a worthwhile income in retirement Under the new pension freedoms that began earlier this month, anyone over 55 can take control of their savings and manage it how they want. Related: New pension rules: the most commonly asked questions Related: Is the pensions guidance worth taking.

‘Ban commission outright’: Five IFAs’ general election wishes

With just weeks to go until voters take to the polls in the general election, Retirement...

Almost one in five would sell annuity – poll

Almost one in five annuitants would consider taking advantage of government plans permitting them to sell their right to the income for cash, according...

The myriad ways to invest a £300k pension pot

Most prudent savers have adopted a “wait and see” approach rather than rushing to make decisions in the first two weeks of the new pension freedoms. They now have unrestricted access to their pension pots, whereas in the past many had no option but to buy an annuity. For some a reliable income will be the priority, whereas others will focus on what they can leave to their children.

Taking a leap of faith with defined benefit transfers

Searching questions: What clients need to ask themselves about retirement income

We are in a new age of increased financial responsibility. At some point, you and I will face a choice between purchasing an annuity...
 

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