Annuities News 2014 - Quarter 1
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News for the quarter:
UK annuity rates unchanged by Fed tapering but interest rates will bite
27 March 2014:
The US Federal Reserve reduces the stimulus package but annuities remaining the same.
Radical changes to pension annuities announced in Chancellor's Budget
19 March 2014:
A radical change in the Budget means people are not required to buy an annuity.
Pension annuities rise possible as Ukraine crisis subsides
7 March 2014:
The prospects for pension annuities has improved as the crisis in Ukraine subsides.
Annuity rates vs gilt yields - March 2014
5 March 2014:
Impaired annuity rates have been increased by up to 2.5% as competition increases while standard annuities slip lower.
Annuity rates recover 11.2% last year as gilt yields and equities bounce back
28 February 2014:
Last year experienced a bounce back in gilt yields with all annuity rates higher.
Enhanced annuity rates 2.5% higher as providers now more competitive
24 February 2014:
Enhanced annuity rates have improved from providers by up to 2.5%.
Annuities market not working claims FCA costing pensioners money
17 February 2014:
The Financial Conduct Authority claims the annuities market is not working.
Annuity rates vs gilt yields - February 2014
7 February 2014:
Standard annuities are lower by up to 2% after the 15-year gilt yields fall 26 basis points as investors move funds to safe havens.
UK annuity income is 2.4% lower as FTSE-100 index falls on currency fears
24 January 2014:
Annuity income in the UK has taken a hit as world markets fall with investor fears.
Annuity rates 2% lower from Legal & General surprises market
22 January 2014:
Annuity rates were reduced by up to 2% from Legal & General in a surprise move.
Best annuities threat as gilt yields fall after poor US jobs data
11 January 2014:
Annuity rates under threat as gilt yields fall 13 basis points after poor US jobs data.
Annuity rates vs gilt yields - January 2014
6 January 2014:
The Federal Reserve is to begin tapering resulting in a rise in the 15-year gilt yields by 21 basis points but annuity rates are reduced.
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