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How to get the best annuity rate

The Annuity Window is compulsory for all ABI members selling annuities to the public and will feature rates from 24 companies, including those which do not currently compete for annuity

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Five million plan on working till they drop

Research by Baring Asset Management suggests this has increased from 12% in 2012 and 10% in 2011 and is the highest such figure since the Barings’ annual study began in

Analysis , Property

Should I hang fire on buying an annuity?

The reason it might not seem like a good idea is that as a result of the Bank of England’s monetary policy, we currently have very low interest rates –

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Gilt yields edge back up to 2011 levels

A 60 year old moving into drawdown next month could have a maximum income 15% higher than if they had moved when the yield was 2.00%, less than a year

Analysis , Property

Why save in a pension?

This year revealed some stark findings: • One in seven will retire with only the state pension to rely on • State pension accounts for 36% of the average retirement

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Number relying on property as pension rises

Research by Baring Asset Management also suggests 13% of people – nearly 5 million – say they are planning to rent or sell property to fund their retirement, up from

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Viewpoint: A pension or a Porsche?

However, there are 11.5 million monthly unique users of www.autotrader.co.uk and while I suspect some of these browsers are looking at motorbikes, used cars, vans and caravans, I think many

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Nine in ten stay in auto-enrolled pensions

Department for Work and Pensions research published today gave the first official indication of how well the government’s automatic enrolment scheme to get people saving for their retirement is being

Analysis , Property , Small Caps , Tax Efficient Investing

What does forward guidance mean for my money?

However, the alternative of simply stating that interest rates would remain low for a specific timeframe could arguably have provided even greater certainty and therefore had an even more positive

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How can savers beat low interest rates?

It has also been shown that many people’s personal rate of inflation is even greater than the official rates. A personal rate of inflation looks at the expenditure related to