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LV= eyes up Hornbuckle takeover

19 August 2011. LV is in talks over deal that would create joint provider with 5th largest SIPP book. LV is close to a decision on whether to buy SIPPs and SSASs provider Hornbuckle Mitchell. A source confirmed that LV is in talks with pension specialist Hornbuckle Mitchell and is looking to buy the entire company...LV and Hornbuckle Mitchell News

The Pru issues warning over fixed-term annuities

9 June 2011. The Pru has warned that products are "bizarrely" governed by income drawdown rules and urges advisers to check explanation of risk in suitability letters. Prudential Annuities have issued a warning to advisers over fixed-term annuities, saying that clients may not understand the risk profile of the product. The comments follow the launch of new fixed-term annuities by providers such as Just Retirement Annuities, Living Time Annuities and LV Annuities...Fixed Term Annuities News

A quarter of retirees find that their health dramatically worsens during the 1st five years of retirement, according to LV=

The majority of people currently fix themselves into an annuity product for life at their point of retirement...LV Annuities

LV Launches Third Way Annuity

LV Annuities has launched Protected Retirement Plan, a variable annuity pension product with a minimum term of three years, which head of annuities...LV Third Way Annuities

Just Retirement chief to step down

Just Retirement founder Mike Fuller will step down as chief executive in the summer. He will be succeeded by LV managing director of life and pensions, Rodney Cook, when he retires on 2 July 2010. Fuller, who founded the Equity Release and annuity specialist...Just Retirement

LV Annuities poised to launch fixed term annuity

LV Annuities are poised to launch their much anticipated fixed term annuity product as early as on Monday. IFAs and providers told FTAdviser they expect the arrival of LV's annuity product...Fixed Annuity

Early cut-off dates a threat to annuity applications

Pension providers are warning IFAs of early cut-off dates for new income drawdown and annuity applications in the run up to the April deadline...Income Drawdown and Annuity Application

Hartford Life admits to annuities tax coding errors

An IFA firm has issued a formal complaint to US life insurance giant The Hartford over the incorrect tax treatment of clients who have annuities with its UK subsidiary Hartford Life...Annuities Tax

Older workers 'should not simply opt for default annuities'

Prudential Annuities: It is important that UK consumers look beyond the default annuity products that people's pension providers may offer to them, Sun Life Financial has highlighted...Sun Life Annuities

Consumers 'should research available annuity products'

Prudential Annuities: UK workers who are nearing their retirement should ensure that they take the time to research the annuities that are potentially available to them, according to Rockingham Retirement...Rockingham Retirement Annuities

Just Retirement has reported record annuity sales

Just Retirement reports the majority of sales were in enhanced annuity policy sales which reached 349.3m...Enhanced Annuities

AJ Bell welcomes annuity progress with Conservatives

AJ Bell have welcomed an announcement by the Conservative party that will scrap compulsory annuitisation at age 75 if elected to Government later this year...Compulsory Annuities / ASPs

How to avoid the annuities postcode trap

This can be done buy buying with-profits annuities and flexible annuities, sometimes called variable annuities. The rationale for these annuity products is that...Postcode Annuities

Skandia: Flexible drawdown a hit with pensioners

Pensioners are choosing income drawdown over annuities because of the flexibility it provides, according to a survey by Skandia. The poll of 600 financial advisers found that people are wary of annuities because they want to retain control over their income...Income Drawdown Over Annuities

Annuity rates fell in 2009 and now offer poor returns, latest research shows

Annuity rates fell by an average of over 1.5% in the latter half of 2009 with standard annuities seeing the fastest rate of decline, according to the latest figures to be published. Average annuity rates fell 1.64% in the six months to 31 December 2009, with enhanced rates down 1.33%, while standard rates dropped 2.16%, the Annuity Index from MGM Advantage Shows. The index, which tracks the income paid on standard and enhanced annuities...Annuity Rates

Savers, borrowers and pensioners are all vulnerable if figures rise as expected

If an annuity has already been selected and it is fixed, there may be little that can be done to protect against inflation. Anyone approaching retirement has a few more options such as an index-linked annuity which escalates either at a fixed rate or in line with price inflation. The drawback is that they are more expensive than level annuities and will mean starting at a lower level of income but, while the spending power of the level annuity will fall, that of the inflation-linked annuity should remain the same. Another alternative is an unsecured pension...Fixed Annuities

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