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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.
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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.
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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.
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1000's of women retire every week in the UK. Compare annuities for women and their alternatives.
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Your simple pension annuity journey. How you might take the wrong annuity route and lose the annuity income that is rightfully yours.
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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.
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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.
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Why should the pension annuity buyer beware and why do so many retirees ignore a much bigger annuity income? Compare annuities now.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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ANNUITIES: LV Annuities News


UK Retirees Missing Out on £56.6 Million Each Year

Over 150,000 people who could qualify for an enhanced annuity, purchase a standard annuity instead. A 62-year-old man with an enhanced annuity could receive an extra £7,300 in retirement income over his lifetime.

New research from retirement specialist LV has revealed that UK retirees could be missing out on up to £56.6 million [1] of retirement income each year by not purchasing an enhanced annuity. The LV ‘Missing Income’ report highlights that over 150,000 [2] people could increase their income in retirement by taking an enhanced, rather than a standard, annuity.

Enhanced Annuities can give people with certain medical or lifestyle conditions – for example people with high blood pressure, who smoke (Visit Smokers Annuities.) or are overweight – a higher level of income in retirement. This is because enhanced annuity rates  are calculated individually, based on the applicant’s personal circumstances.

Despite the UK enhanced annuity market growing by one third (31.9%) in 2008 [3], this is still a long way short of the four out of ten annuitants that LV estimates could qualify for some form of enhancement, and therefore a higher annual income in retirement.

Matt Trott, LV Head of Annuities, said: “It’s definitely a positive sign that the enhanced annuity market is growing. More people are taking up the Open Market Option, which allows them to buy an annuity from the most suitable provider for them.

“However, thousands of annuitants are still missing out on a higher income in retirement. Just 27,482 [4] annuitants purchased an enhanced annuity in 2008, whereas our research shows that a further 150,000 people could have qualified for one. Given the current economic climate, and the fact that seven out of ten (69%) pre-retired people are now more concerned than ever about their financial security [5], people simply can’t afford to miss out on the chance of increasing their income in retirement.

“A lot of annuitants still feel uncomfortable about revealing lifestyle or medical conditions to a financial adviser. However, if people are open about their smoking habit, or the fact that they suffer from diabetes, it will ultimately help them secure extra income for their retirement – so it’s vital they are upfront about these aspects”.

A 62-year-old male could receive, on average, an extra £369 in income each year from an enhanced annuity, an increase of 22.7% [6] compared with the average income from a standard annuity. This could equate to an additional £7,380 over the rest of his lifetime [7].

However, whilst annuitants still need to be encouraged to be open about their medical background and lifestyle choices, it is also vital for financial advisers to inform their clients of the availability of Enhanced Annuities, and the benefits they can bring.

Matt Trott said: “Financial advisers should always consider Enhanced Annuities when they write new business, so they can be sure they are meeting individual customers' needs. This, plus more openness from people about their medical or lifestyle conditions, will help to ensure that the missing £millions end up in the right place, the pockets of ordinary people who need to maximise their income in retirement.”

[1] On average, an enhanced annuity could provide an extra £369 per year in retirement income. 153,318 people who could qualify for enhanced terms but purchased a standard annuity instead collectively missed out on £56.6 million.

[2] The total number of people purchasing a conventional annuity in 2008 was 452,000 (Source: ABI, 2009). LV estimates that 40% of people purchasing an annuity could qualify for some form of enhancement. Therefore, 180,800 people could benefit from enhanced annuity terms. The number of people purchasing an enhanced annuity in 2008 was 27,482 (Source: Watson Wyatt, Enhanced Annuity Survey, January 2009). Therefore, 153,318 people in 2008 missed out on extra income in retirement by not purchasing an annuity with enhanced terms.

[3] Source: Watson Wyatt, 4 February 2009: http://www.watsonwyatt.com/news/press.asp?ID=20514

[4] Source: Watson Wyatt Enhanced Annuity Survey, 28 January 2008.

[5] LV State of Retirement Report, November 2008.

[6] Annual income of £1,992 with LV enhanced annuity, versus £1,623, source: FSA comparison tables as at 19/02/09; LV quotation as at 20/02/09. Difference is £369, or 22.7%. The rates are based on Male, aged 62, single life, no guarantee, no escalation, with an annuity purchase price of £25,588 payable monthly in advance and an enhancement based on the average underwriting result of all quotations issued by LV in 2008.

[7] Life expectancy for 62 year old man is 20.4 years. £369 multiplied by 20 years comes to £7,380 (Source: GAD, 2006-based principal projections).

LV
LV is a registered trade mark of Liverpool Victoria Friendly Society Limited (LVFS) and a trading style of the Liverpool Victoria group of companies. The new LV brand identity was launched in March 2007.

LV employs over 3,800 people, serves around 3.2 million customers and members, and manages around £7 billion on their behalf. We are also the UK’s largest friendly society (Association of Friendly Societies Key Statistics 2008. Total net assets) and a leading mutual financial services provider.

LVFS is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority register number 110035. LVFS is a member of the ABI, AMI, AFS and ILAG. Registered address: County Gates, Bournemouth BH1 2NF.

www.LV.com

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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.

annuity comparisons Visit Open Annuities

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.
Visit Open Annuities Financial Services Register Number 530750


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


annuity office Visit Annuity Office

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