Understand and compare annuities

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  • Learn about your annuity options
  • Compare different types of annuity
  • Find out how to get the best deal
Compare annuities

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It pays to shop around for an annuity

  • A recent survey showed that 8 out of 10 people who stayed with their existing provider lost out by not switching. Source: Financial Conduct Authority, Thematic Review of Annuities, Feb 2014
  • It’s your right to shop around and you’ll usually get a higher retirement income.
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Tips before you shop around

If your existing pension provider offers a Guaranteed Annuity Rate it will be hard to match – be sure to ask and then compare quotes.

You don’t have to take out an annuity when you retire. You can delay until later or – for pots of £30,000 or less – you may be able to take all cash: New pension rules from 27 March 2014

You may also consider other products like: Income drawdown, Investment-linked annuities or Fixed-term annuities.

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We help you search the following providers

  • Aviva
  • Canada Life
  • Friends Life
  • Hodge Lifetime
  • Just Retirement
  • Legal and General
  • Liverpool Victoria
  • MGM Advantage
  • Partnership
  • Prudential
  • Saga
  • Standard Life