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Annuities News - October 2012
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31 October 2012: See how annuity rates changed for the month and the likely future direction with reference to gilt yields and other financial factors
Gilt Yields October 2012 Gilt Yields - October 2012
31 October 2012: Find out more about the change in gilt yields during the month with economic and political factors influencing direction and impact on annuities
News for the month:
No QE to benefit annuity rates Annuity rates could remain at current levels with no more QE
31 October 2012: Deputy governor says the BoE could change strategy for QE which could benefit future annuity rates
Pension income lower as equities fall Pension annuity income lower as market falls after poor US earnings
23 October 2012: Income from pensions reduces as US earnings lower with significant falls on Wall Street and FTSE
Annuities could increase on Greece deal Annuities could increase as gilt yields up on Greece bailout deal
17 October 2012: The 15-year gilt yields have increased 20 basis points in the last few days which could benefit annuities
Annuity rates increase possible Pension annuities gain as bailout for Spain sees markets up
17 October 2012: Spain bailout received positively means pensioner gains with larger funds and more annuity income.
UK annuity rates may be lower UK annuity rates may lower as QE expected after falling inflation
16 October 2012: As inflation falls the BoE will inject more stimulus reducing gilt yields and lowering UK annuity rates
Spain rating decreases annuity income Annuity Income falls as S&P downgrades Spain's credit rating
10 October 2012: Equity markets decreased as S&P reduce Spain's credit rating with lower income from their annuities
Global economies lower annuity income Annuity income at retirement reduces with weakening global economies
9 October 2012: The IMF comments lower equity markets and pensioner funds reducing income from an annuity
UK annuities hit by RPI inflation Pension UK annuities may be hit by RPI basis change
8 October 2012: The ONS have begun a review of how RPI is calculated which could mean a lower UK annuities in payment
Annuities threat from QE Retirement annuities under threat if BoE move for more Quantitative easing
4 October 2012: The Bank of England have hinted for the need of more QE stimulus which could threaten annuities
Annuity rates increase possible NEST workplace pensions launch date for employees
1 October 2012: The governments NEST pension provision will eventually require all employees to contribute to a pension plan
Annuity rates lower for pensioners Standard annuity rates now 1.5% lower income for pensioners
1 October 2012: Pensioner income is another 1.5% lower as leading standard annuity providers reduce rates again
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