loader image
Select Page

Tag Results

annuities
Your Chance to Enhance Your Annuity

Your Chance to Enhance Your Annuity

If you have a health condition or certain lifestyle issues, you may be entitled to more money in retirement. Currently around 1 in 5 who buy an annuity manage to get this ‘enhancement’ – but there’s evidence that three times as many people may qualif…

Grow Old Gracefully with Phased Retirement

Grow Old Gracefully with Phased Retirement

Retirement age? What’s that? These days it’s not about a date but a timescale: you might gradually retire over five, ten or even fifteen years. We are now firmly in the era of phased retirement – and it’s largely thanks to pension freedom. Not only c…

See Annuities in a New Light

See Annuities in a New Light

Annuities have made a comeback. Having gone from being compulsory to being as fashionable as chintz, they’ve seen a surge in popularity since last year. But why? Some are suggesting it boils down to one word: certainty.Think about the past 30 years…

Annuities vs Drawdown – the Big Fight!

Annuities vs Drawdown – the Big Fight!

In the blue corner, the long-reigning champion of retirement planning: the annuity! In the red corner, the challenger for the pension freedom crown: drawdown! But which is better? There’s only one way to find out. Some people enjoy a flutter now and…

Pack Your Retirement Parachute

Pack Your Retirement Parachute

What is it about pensioners and parachutes? We turn 55 and feel suddenly compelled to fling ourselves from high places strapped to an outsized duvet cover. But by a neat coincidence, skydiving can teach us a crucial lesson about retirement. Picture the sc…

Annuities Under the Microscope

Annuities Under the Microscope

Pension annuity rates have been falling for some time – and the Brexit vote sent them tumbling still further. Can an annuity still provide could value for you in retirement, or should you explore other options? We take you through some ‘what if?’ scenarios…

Beat Brexit Pension Woes in 5 Moves

Beat Brexit Pension Woes in 5 Moves

Annuity rates are at record lows and long-term uncertainty looms in the wake of the Brexit vote. We look at how can you plan your retirement income under these conditions. Since the country voted for Brexit on 23 June there has been both good and bad news…

 Accreditations & Trade Bodies