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Was 2017 the year of the annuity? – no it wasn’t When I wrote an annuity update for Professional Adviser in January 2017 I posed the question “Will 2017 be the ‘Year of the Annuity’?” [https://www.retirement-planner.co.uk/228904/228904] This was because it seemed that annuities might improve and there would be renewed interest in annuities. Now, nearly one year later I can lo ...

Annuity conversation - 

My faith in annuities has been restored following a brilliant call from a perspective client.

Recently, I received a call from a client who was researching the market for annuities and his interest and knowledge of the issues convinced me there is a strong case for annuities in the right circumstances.

Annuities - life after pension freedoms There are few people who like or understand annuities as much as I do, but that doesn’t stop me casting a critical eye over the annuity market. I hope I have been consistent with my support and criticisms of annuities over the last 25 years and I can sum up my view in one sentence: “There is a strong case for securing a guaranteed incom ...

With interest rates on the rise, annuity rates should increase as well.

But the question is by how much and when?

I am not in the business of making predictions of what the future holds for Brexit, but I think it is important to ask ourselves, and our clients, if we think the Brexit glass is half full or half empty because this will influence our approach to retirement advice.

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