A conventional pension annuity (often referred to simply as an annuity) is a product purchased with the proceeds of a pension plan which pays a guaranteed, regular income for life. The income payable from this type of annuity is not linked to the performance of investments.
Annuities can also have several optional features attached to them. (These options can for example include an income which rises with inflation, a benefit for your spouse or dependents in the event of your death, etc.)
It is important that you take independent financial advice before purchasing an annuity – as you need to ensure you have the right features included and also receive the highest income available. Once an annuity is in payment it is not possible to change or amend it in any way, so there are no second chances.
We offer whole of market independent advice on annuities as part of our retirement planning service.
Why not contact one of our expert independent financial advisers today for a no obligation chat and discuss your pension and annuity options.
As whole of market independent financial advisers (IFAs) we are not tied to the products of any pension or annuity provider and are therefore able to find the best possible deal for you in the whole marketplace.
Our Scottish base in Glasgow is no barrier to giving whole of market independent financial advice across the UK.