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15 August 2018 last updated
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Retirement income hits 10 year high  
Retirement income hits ten year high rising 37% since Brexit vote
Retirement income has recovered to the highest level since the financial crisis rising 37% after Brexit due to strong equity markets and higher annuity rates.
Annuities could rise as yields recover  
Annuities could rise 1.6% as gilt yields recover on central bank plans
Annuities could rise 1.6% as gilt yields recover 12 basis points during the month as the Bank of Japan plans to make the first tweaks to its monetary policy to counter low inflation.
Property to fund retirement  
A fifth of people over 50 to use their property to fund retirement
Property is increasing playing a part in retirement with a fifth of people over the age of 50 plan to use wealth accumulated in their property over the past twenty years to provide income.
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Pension annuity rates up over 1% with competition from providers
Pension annuity income is up over 1% even though political turmoil in Italy during the month sent gilt yields significantly lower.
Annuity rates reduce as interest rate rise unlikely due to weak UK growth
Annuity rates have reduced after data shows weak UK growth over a quarter and the prospect of higher interest rates in May are unlikely.
Gilt yields fall with Italy political turmoil and could hit annuity rates
The 15-year gilt yields have reduced by 31 basis points as uncertainty over Italy's new government drives investors to the safety of bonds and gilts.
Flexi-access drawdown will be used by 130,000 people says HMRC
HM Revenue and Customs have said the new flexi-access drawdown funds will be used by 130,000 people from April 2015.
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