Annuities News 2019 - First half year
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News for the quarter:
Pension annuities fall as investors seek safety of bonds and gilts
7 June 2019:
Annuity rates have decreasedas gilt yields fall with uncertainty over US-China trade tariffs.
Pension savers threat from lifetime allowance timebomb
5 June 2019:
Sir Steve Webb reveals the timebomb for pension savers at risk from an LTA tax charge.
UK enhanced annuities rise with stronger data from China and eurozone
9 May 2019:
Gilt yields are up with strong economic data sending enhanced annuities higher.
Enhanced annuity rates down over 3% as investors seek safe havens
12 April 2019:
Enhanced annuities reduce by -3.31% as gilt yields fall by 28 basis points.
Annuities fall with lower gilt yields after Brexit uncertainty
9 April 2019:
Brexit uncertainty sends investors to safety of gilts lowering yields and annuities.
UK annuities could rise as investors leave safe havens
5 March 2019:
Annuity rates decreased while gilt yields were up as investors leave safe havens.
Gilt yields rise as Trump delays tariff on $200bn China trade
4 March 2019:
Yields rise 18 basis points as Donald Trump delays increasing tariffs on Chinese goods.
Retirement income recovers as US stocks lead equity rally
15 February 2019:
Retirement income recovers 7.5% benefiting from the January 2019 rally of US stocks.
Pension annuities flat despite China reporting slow growth
8 February 2019:
Pension annuities flat as investors optimistic the US would end the tariffs against China.
Annuity rates resist fall in yields with fear of US slowdown
11 January 2019:
Annuity rates are steady following gilt yields fall as investors fear a US slowdown.
Gilt yields lower as equities fall sharply with geopolitical tensions
7 Janaury 2019:
Gilt yields are lower for December with geopolitical tension between the US and China.
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