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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.
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All fund sizes welcomed. Why should the annuity buyer be careful? Buying from your pension provider isn't always necessarily the best idea.
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This company may be able to increase your standard pension annuity through enhanced annuities.
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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".
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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.
Visit Annuity Comparisons Financial Services Register Number 483817


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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.
Visit Annuities Extra Financial Services Register Number 483817


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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.
Visit Simple Annuities Financial Services Register Number 483817


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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.
Visit Annuity Pathway Financial Services Register Number 460094


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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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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


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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.
Visit Annuity Answers Financial Services Register Number 483817


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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.
Visit Smokers Annuities Financial Services Register Number 483817


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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.
Visit Annuity Key Financial Services Register Number 460094


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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.
Visit Annuity Office Financial Services Register Number 483817


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Both firms and consumers must face up to risks of ageing population, says FSA

Financial firms and consumers need to adopt a more pro-active approach to planning for old age. The ageing population brings major opportunities and risks for firms, while for consumers the choices they make both during their working life and at retirement make a big difference to their financial well being. There are issues here also for government and regulators.

In Financing the Future: Mind the Gap! published today, the watchdog highlights three principal factors that are driving increased risk. The first is the growing shift in emphasis between state provision and private pension provision. The second is the move of investment risks from company pension schemes to individuals. The third is increased life expectancy.

The FSA report questions whether firms are fully prepared for the risks and opportunities of an ageing population. The potential risks include the sale of complex products to consumers who dont understand them and the mispricing of retirement products. It also calls for more resources to be applied to increasing consumers understanding of the risks they face and the steps that they must take to avoid an impoverished old age.

Carol Sergeant, Managing Director of Regulatory Processes and Risk Directorate commented:

"The consequences of an ageing population have not yet been fully appreciated. There are risks here, but there are also opportunities for innovative products and services that address the changing needs of consumers. It won't be enough for the industry simply to continue offering the products that worked 30 years ago."

"Consumers, too, must understand that they will face greater exposure to the effects of financial volatility. They have difficult but important decisions to make. There is a role here for the FSA, government and the industry itself to get this message across before it is too late and to help consumers meet the challenges."

Effective action will require the involvement of all key stakeholders. For its part, the FSA will:

Encourage retirement planning and provide consumers with the tools to plan, particularly younger consumers. We plan to deliver a programme of consumer education directed to young consumers through to retirees targeting the right messages at the right consumers at the right time. For example, we are developing an interactive fact-find which will help consumers understand their financial planning needs.

Raise consumers understanding of the risks associated with increasing exposure to investment risk and inadequate savings levels. As part of this strategy, we are encouraging the government to look at ways to help and make it easier for employers to give employees information on the need for planning and saving for retirement. We are also encouraging the industry to develop longer-term relationships with consumers saving for retirement, which should serve consumers better as their product needs and circumstances change with age.

Equip older consumers with the right questions to ask and relevant information to increase their understanding of the core decumulation products. We are working alongside the industry and the government to increase older consumers understanding of annuities, income withdrawal and Equity Release. In addition, we have now consulted on revisions to the necessary rules and guidance requiring firms to make consumers more aware of their options and what they are buying; for example, on their right to shop around for annuities.

Ensure that firms take full account of the implications for themselves arising from the growth in the market for retirement products. For example, we will scrutinise the way the financial services industry manages the increasing burden of longevity risk, focusing particularly on the pricing of annuity business on their balance sheets.

Ensure firms respond appropriately to risks to consumers when developing and marketing new and innovative products, particularly annuities and Equity Release. For example, we will consider the extent to which longevity risk is being transferred from firms balance sheets to consumers and where there may be increased potential for mis-selling. More broadly, we plan to carry out themed supervision work to examine the adequacy of the information disclosed to consumers when selling decumulation products.

Encourage financial advisers to take account of the changing needs of consumers, particularly their different wealth and debt profiles across different age groups. We will particularly focus on the advice process for decumulation products. For example, we plan to review the adequacy of qualifications and ongoing competency of advisers who sell retirement products, particularly the more complex products. Finally, we will also consider more closely the quality of audit controls existing in firms to ensure a high standard of service is delivered in the sales process.

Oliver Page, Director of the Major Financial Groups Division and the FSA Ageing Theme Co-ordinator said:

"The opportunities for the financial services industry to rise to the challenge of an ageing population are clear. Staying in touch with the changing needs of customers is plain good business sense. But the industry also needs to be particularly mindful of the risks they face in meeting this challenge."

The FSA report, 'Financing the Future: Mind the Gap! - Implications of an Ageing Population, is published today. Copies are available from the FSA website at www.fsa.gov.uk

The UKs population is expected to grow by 4.4 million to 64 million over the next 25 years. Although the number of people aged 15-50 is projected to fall by 1.5 million, those aged 50+ are forecast to increase by over 6 million.

Life expectancy for men and women at birth increased from 45 and 49 years respectively in 1901 and projected to increase to 80 and 84 years in 2011.

Many consumers are not saving enough to provide an adequate level of retirement income. For example, 43% of annuity purchases are for less than 10,000. Yet 10,000 will give an income stream of just 700-800 a year on current annuity rates.

There is a lack of understanding of annuities. Our research shows that many people with personal pensions are not even aware that they need to buy an annuity, let alone the choice available to them from an increasingly complex product range.

The FSA regulates the financial services industry and has four objectives under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000: maintaining market confidence; promoting public understanding of the financial system; securing the appropriate degree of protection of consumers; and fighting financial crime.

The FSA aims to maintain efficient, orderly and clean financial markets and help retail consumers achieve a fair deal.

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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