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Launch of MGM Advantage Annuity Index reveals average difference of 22% between standard and Enhanced Annuities

6 July, 2009 – The launch of the MGM Advantage Annuity Index, a new quarterly initiative tracking the income paid on standard and Enhanced Annuities, reveals that Enhanced Annuities pay out on average 22% more than standard annuities in annual retirement income.

The startling findings from the Index reveal that, based on average rates, a man retiring at 65 with a pension pot of £50,000 would receive an estimated £3,575 extra for the first 5 years of retirement, or £715 each year, if he qualified for an enhanced annuity(1).

Indeed, according to MGM Advantage if the same customer lived to an average life expectancy and purchased an enhanced annuity they would benefit to the tune of £8,580 compared to income they would receive from the average standard annuity.

The corresponding figures for a woman retiring at 65 would be £3,405 for the first five years or £682 a year. If they were to reach the average life expectancy they would find themselves £11,579 better off.

£50,000 pension pot
 Average standard annuity

(per year)
 Average enhanced annuity

(per year)
 Percentage difference
 Difference over the first 5 years of retirement
 Difference over average retirement

Men
 £3,323
 £4,038
 21.5%
 £3,575
 £8,580

Women
 £3,087
 £3,769
 22.1%
 £3,410
 £11,594

Craig Fazzini-Jones, Director at MGM Advantage comments, “Many people close to retirement don’t realise that they can shop around for the best annuity rate and increase their retirement income by thousands of pounds.   Last year, over 60% of people buying an annuity chose the one offered to them by their pension provider (2). Shopping around is easy to do, especially with the help of a financial adviser.

“The other problem is that many people approaching retirement feel fit and healthy and wouldn’t consider that they could qualify for an enhanced annuity. Lots of medical conditions are covered, from the very minor to severe impairments. Indeed, there are well over 1,000 medical conditions such as high cholesterol or high blood pressure that could entitle you to a higher guaranteed income in retirement.”

Looking at the annuity market as a whole, MGM Advantage’s Index also reveals that there are significant income disparities between those products in the top quartile and those in the bottom quartile when it comes to both standard and Enhanced Annuities.

On a £50,000 pension pot, MGM Advantage warns that on average, those people who choose a bottom quartile standard annuity could find themselves £2,880 worse off over the first five years of retirement. The corresponding figure for an enhanced annuity was £3,710.

Women who select a bottom quartile standard annuity will find themselves £2,830 out of pocket over the first five years of retirement and £3,860 if they chose a bottom quartile enhanced annuity.

Standard Annuities

£50,000 pension pot
 Top quartile average rate (per year)
 Bottom quartile average rate (per year)
 Percentage difference
 Difference over the first 5 years of retirement
 Difference over an average retirement

Men
 £3,532
 £2,956
 19.6%
 £2,880
 £6,912

Women
 £3,304
 £2,738
 20.7%
 £2,830
 £9,622

Enhanced Annuities

£50,000 pension pot
 Top quartile average rate (per year)
 Bottom quartile average rate (per year)
 Percentage difference
 Difference over the first 5 years of retirement
 Difference over an average retirement

Men
 £4,184
 £3,442
 21.5%
 £3,710
 £8,904

Women
 £3,914
 £3,142
 24.6%
 £3,860
 £13,124

Craig Fazzini-Jones, concludes, “When choosing an annuity it has never been more important to seek financial advice to find the best deal for you.”

Notes to editors:

(1) Annuity rates are based on analysis of data from Investment Life and Pensions Moneyfacts by MGM Advantage. The analysis looked at level annuities without a guarantee and income levels are based on a pension pot of £50,000 and a retirement age of 65. To create total retirement income figures the Index multiplied annual annuity income by 12 years in the case of men and 17 years in the case of women. Enhanced rate figures are from a sample of smoker rates and enhanced rates based on health conditions.

The Index based its life expectancy figures on Office of National Statistics figures.

(2) According to the Financial Service Authority

About MGM Advantage

History:  Based in Sussex, the life assurer opened its doors in 1852 as Marine and General Mutual Life Assurance Society, to fill the poorly-met insurance needs of seafarers and traders.

MGM Advantage is a new name in the UK retirement income market. Formerly known as MGM Assurance, the company repositioned itself as MGM Advantage in June 2008, when it launched a wholly-owned business unit called MGM Advantage Designs for Retirement to focus on annuity sales and the wider retirement income market. MGM has been registered longer than any other company in the UK. It is a mutual society owned by its members, and manages assets in excess of £1.4 billion. MGM Advantage’s commitment to customer satisfaction is backed up by a customer charter, which promises high quality service and ease of mind.

MGM Advantage distributes its products through independent financial advisers (IFAs) across the UK.

MGM Advantage Designs for Retirement, MGM Advantage and the MGM Assurance logos are Trade Marks of Marine and General Mutual Life Assurance Society.

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Please note that the annuities and income drawdown information contained within the articles and general text on Annuities Central may not be intended for annuity consumer use, may no longer be current and should not be used by consumers to make financial decisions. It is very important that you don't use this annuity information in isolation to decide which annuity or annuity alternative to buy. Annuity comparisons and pensions information or opinions expressed are made as at the date of this publication and are subject to change without notice. Always seek the help of an annuity broker before you buy an annuity.

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You could increase your annuity by thousands. Make sure you recognise the best annuity advice when you get it. The more information about annuities you have, the more able you will be to recognise the best annuity advice when you receive it.
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Annuity Plan Visit Pension Annuity Plan

You may be able to secure several thousand pounds more over your lifetime from annuity providers than your current pension provider. Many are unaware of this very important information. The more information you have, the more able you will be to recognise the best deal when you see it.
Visit Pension Annuity Plan Financial Services Register Number 530750


annuities plan Visit Annuities Plan

All fund sizes welcomed. Why should the annuity buyer be careful? Buying from your pension provider isn't always necessarily the best idea.
Visit Annuities Plan Financial Services Register Number 530750


annuity comparisons Visit Pension Annuity Planner

This company may be able to increase your standard pension annuity through enhanced annuities.
Visit Pension Annuity Planner Financial Services Register Number 530750


annuity comparisons Visit Annuity Base

Using specialist annuity industry search software, an FCA registered Independent Financial Adviser will query top annuity and annuity alternative providers' databases to help you compare and choose which one is the best for you.
Visit Annuity Base Financial Services Register Number 530750


annuity comparisons Visit The Enhanced Annuity

Specialists in enhanced annuities. It is estimated that up to 40% of the UK population could boost their pension annuity income with an "enhanced annuity".
Visit The Enhanced Annuity Financial Services Register Number 483817


annuity comparisons Visit Annuity Comparisons

Why would you use an automated annuity comparison website when an authorised, qualified pension consultant can advise you which is the best annuity for free with no obligation to buy? There are many reasons why you should not trust your future income to comparison tables on faceless sites. In some matters you need absolute certainty.
Visit Annuity Comparisons Financial Services Register Number 483817


annuity comparisons Visit Annuities Extra

Pension annuities for those of us who are not in the best of health. If you've a health problem, no matter how small or insignificant you think it is, you'll stand an increased chance of a higher annuity income.
Visit Annuities Extra Financial Services Register Number 483817


annuity comparisons Visit Simple Annuities

Finding an annuity does not have to be difficult. Pension annuity retirement finance experts with vast experience of annuities are waiting to help you. Compare pension annuities and annuity alternatives now.
Visit Simple Annuities Financial Services Register Number 483817


annuity comparisons Visit The Female Annuity

1000's of women retire every week in the UK. Compare annuities for women and their alternatives.
Visit The Female Annuity Financial Services Register Number 460094


annuity comparisons Visit Annuity Pathway

Your simple pension annuity journey. How you might take the wrong annuity route and lose the annuity income that is rightfully yours.
Visit Annuity Pathway Financial Services Register Number 460094


annuity comparisons Visit Just One Bite Annuities

How a pension annuity will affect your life. You will only get one bite of the annuity apple. Once you buy an annuity, there's no going back.
Visit Just One Bite Annuities Financial Services Register Number 460094


annuity comparisons Visit Pension Annuities Plus

Your annuity income may increase if you have had certain conditions such as high blood pressure, asthma or high cholesterol. This is also true for smokers and for those who have worked in certain occupations. Get pension annuity comparisons now.
Visit Pension Annuities Plus Financial Services Register Number 483817


annuity comparisons Visit Annuity Answers

Why should the pension annuity buyer beware and why do so many retirees ignore a much bigger annuity income? Compare annuities now.
Visit Annuity Answers Financial Services Register Number 483817


annuity comparisons Visit Smokers Annuities

Your lifespan as a smoker and your annuity options. We're sorry to be blunt, but you most likely already know that smokers, in general, have shorter lifespans than non-smokers. Of course annuity providers are well aware of this unfortunate fact of life. Increase your annuity now.
Visit Smokers Annuities Financial Services Register Number 483817


annuity comparisons Visit Annuity Key

Unlike some companies, all fund sizes are accepted. The Retirement Income Customer Hotline Limited may be able to boost your pension income by more than 40% compared with your current pension provider's offering.
Visit Annuity Key Financial Services Register Number 460094


annuity comparisons Visit Buy an Annuity

Buying an annuity from your pension provider isn't always necessarily the best option! You might be able to secure several thousand pounds more over your retirement from annuity providers than your current pension provider.
Visit Buy an Annuity Financial Services Register Number 154622


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We recognise our annuity clients as individuals, which is why we deal with every case on a one-to-one individual basis. Did you know for instance that your income may increase if you have had certain health problems such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol or asthma? This is also true for smokers and for those who have worked in certain occupations.
Visit Annuity Office Financial Services Register Number 483817