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Annuities News 2020 - Second half year
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News for the period:

Retirement income bounces back

Retirement income bounces back with strong stock market rise
24 December 2020: Retirement income from invested pensions has bounced back up 16.5% since October.

Equity markets rise 14%

Successful vaccine for Covid-19 sends gilt yields higher
10 December 2020: Drugs company Pfizer and BioNTech announce successful vaccine results.

Equity markets rise 14%

Equity markets rise 14% as vaccines could end economic uncertainty
20 November 2020: Equity markets up as new Covid-19 vaccine could end uncertainty for economy.

Annuity rates could rise

Annuity rates could rise as gilt yields bounce back with vaccine results
18 November 2020: Annuity rates could increase as drug companies reveal successful Covid-19 vaccine.

Gilt yields fall on Covid-19 fears

Annuities at risk with volatile gilts due to Covid-19 restrictions in Europe
9 November 2020: Gilt yields fall to 0.39% during the month as rsing cases of Covid-19 in Europe.

Gilt yields fall on Covid-19 fears

Fear of new Covid-19 restrictions in Europe sends gilt yields lower
5 October 2020: Covid-19 cases in Europe may result in lockdown restrictions sends gilt yields lower.

Providers raise annuity rates

Providers raise annuity rates as gilt yields bounce 22 basis points
1 September 2020: Gilt yields increase 22 basis points to 0.56% similar level to the start of the year.

Retirement annuities rise

Retirement annuities rise up to 2.4pc as investors sell-off bonds and gilts
31 August 2020: Providers increase pension annuity rates by 2.4% after bond and gilt sell-off by investors.

Gilt yields fall due to Covid-19

Gilt yields lower with concern of global economy as Covid-19 cases rise
4 August 2020: Covid-19 cases rise could impact the global economy sending investors to bonds and gilts.

Annuity rates risk fall due to Covid-19

Annuity rates risk falling as rise in Covid-19 cases slows recovery
31 July 2020: Annuity rates could fall with gilt yields at lowest levels due to rising Covid-19 cases.
Pension annuities fall Pension annuities fall as Federal Reserve hold rates until 2022
7 July 2020: Fed holding rates at a record zero percent until 2022 sending pension annuities lower.
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