Annuities News 2015 - Quarter 1
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News for the quarter:
Pension income higher as FTSE-100 index reaches all time high
23 March 2015:
Pension income boost for people retiring now as the FTSE-100 index reached a high.
Budget 2015 changes allow annuities to be sold by retired savers
18 March 2015:
Budget to allow annuities to be sold for a cash lump sum or flexi-access drawdown.
Annuity rates vs gilt yields - March 2015
6 March 2015:
Gilt yields have recovered all the previous falls with a rise of 47 basis points sending impaired annuity rates higher.
Impaired annuity rates up 3.5% after recovery in gilt yields
27 February 2015:
Impaired annuity rates have increase their rates as the 15-year gilt yields recover.
UK annuities could rise as gilt yields make strong recovery
18 February 2015:
Annuities could rise as 15-year gilt yields recover 52 basis points to a high this year.
Annuity rates vs gilt yields - February 2015
6 February 2015:
The 15-year gilt yields have reduced to a new all time low of 1.68% and providers reduced their rates after the ECB starts €1.1 trillion stimulus.
Pension annuity rates to reduce as ECB starts €1.1 trillion stimulus
23 January 2015:
Annuity rates under pressure as the ECB's launches their €60 billion per month stimulus.
Impaired annuities down 4.6% as yield pressure builds on providers
21 January 2015:
Providers of impaired annuities have reduced their rates by up to 4.6% as gilt yields fall.
Annuity rates fall 4.2% as 15-year gilt yields reach an all time low
15 January 2015:
Annuity rates have reduced 4.2% in the past six weeks as the 15-year gilt yields plummet.
Annuity rates vs gilt yields - January 2015
9 January 2015:
Annuities have been increased by providers following a bounce back from gilt yields although concern remains over US interest rates.
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