Retirement specialist LV= has declared the first return for its investment-linked annuity (Pension Income Plus Annuity) of 3.75%, to which LV= will also apply a mutual bonus* of 1%.
A stable income and a boost to insufficient pension provision are the two top priorities of buy to let investors wishing to make a new investment over the next twelve months, reveals Assetz in its annual Buy to Let Investor Survey.
The UK's over-55s are increasingly working past the traditional retirement age as larger numbers fall back on their savings in later life to meet living costs, according to Aviva's latest Real Retirement Report.
Many British couples are burying their hands in the sand over their financial situations. One in seven (14 per cent) couples over the age of 40 - or around 4.22 million people - admit they have never discussed their finances, according to new research from Prudential.
More than a quarter (28 per cent) of people have no idea how much they will receive from their state pension, according to research for Age UK.
The number of over-50s expecting to work past the state retirement age has risen to 6.5 million, an increase of 43% on the 4.5 million people planning to do so in 2010.
Reducing volatility remains the primary focus for UK pension professionals, according to the latest poll by Baring Asset Management (Barings).
Over 61% of people would either opt out of a pension scheme altogether (26%) or would be unwilling to contribute more than 5% of their salary to their pension pot (35%), according to new research from Friends Life.
Chartered Management Institute figures showing a £423,390 lifetime earnings gap between female and male executives with the same career path highlights the ongoing gender gap in annual retirement income – and the need for women to take action, Prudential says.
Any men considering entering flexible pension drawdown next tax year should look at taking action now according to Skandia, part of Old Mutual Wealth.
With regular warnings of poverty in old age, nearly half of 50-64 year olds are building a savings nest egg to supplement their pensions in retirement.
The average UK pensioner household faces a £111,400 tax bill in retirement as increasing longevity means pensioners are living on average up to 19 years past the age of 65, new analysis from MetLife shows.
The Child Benefit system will change from the 7th January 2013, but according to NFU Mutual many families will be worse off (HMRC estimate that 1.2 million families will lose some or all of their child benefit via a tax charge).
The gap between the amount men and women are saving for retirement has grown to a record high, as women continue to be hit disproportionately by the economic downturn, according to the eighth annual Scottish Widows Women and Pensions Report.
Zurich in the UK has launched a new on-line calculator which allows people to calculate how much they are likely to receive as retirement income.
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