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9 October 2020 last updated
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Our benchmark annuity rates chart is £4,848 pa on 9 October 2020

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The chart shows pension annuity rates changes for our benchmark example for a fund of £100,000, male aged 65 with a single life, level annuity and no guaranteed period.

With the recent changes in gilt yields which decreased our standard pension annuity benchmark pension income reached an all time low of £4,696 pa in August 2016.

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Long term annuities remain -38.5% lower

Over the longer term annuity rates remain low with a drop in income for a pensioner of -38.5% since July 2008.

The 15-year gilt yield decreased by 11 basis points to 0.45% during September 2020 with providers of standard annuities reduced rates by an average -0.34% for this month and we would expect rates to fall by -0.76% in the short term if yields remain at current levels.

For smoker and enhanced annuity providers have reduced their rates by an average of -0.19% and rates may fall by -0.91% in the short term if yields remain at current levels.

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