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Annuities News 2021 - Second half year
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News for the period:
Annuity rates decrease due to Omicron variant Annuity rates decrease due to investor fears over Omicron variant
3 December 2021: Annuity rates fall up to -4.8% as gilt yields reduce after investors seek safe havens.
Pension annuities could fall with Omicron variant Pension annuities could fall over 1pc with new Covid variant Omicron
27 November 2021: Pension annuities could fall 1.3% as gilt yields reduce due to Covid variant Omicron.
Purchased life annuity 20% more income Purchased life annuity offer 20pc more income for taxpayers than a pension
25 November 2021: Buying a PLA benefits from up to 20% more income net of tax than a pension annuity.
Pension annuities rise up to 2.67% Annuities rise even after yields fall due to higher interest rates concerns
5 November 2021: Pension annuities increase by 2.67% even with yields reducing by 9 basis points.
Gilt yields rise as Fed signals tapering Care funding from Government may not start paying until 2026
18 October 2021: Care funding will not start until the £86,000 cap is reached which could be 2026 or later.
Gilt yields rise as Fed signals tapering Annuity rates could rise 3.2pc with strong increase in gilt yields
2 October 2021: Annuity rates could rise 3.2% as Bank of England indicates base rates may rise.
Gilt yields rise as Fed signals tapering Bank of England could raise base rates sending gilt yields higher
30 September 2021: BoE considers raising base rates by the end of the year due to higher inflation.
Gilt yields rise as Fed signals tapering Gilt yields increase as Federal Reserve signals tapering to start in 2021
6 September 2021: Federal Reserve signals tapering may start with yields higher and annuities may rise.
Pension income recovers Pension income recovers to levels seen before start of the lockdown
3 September 2021: Pension income up 33.2% since October 2020 as economic performance improves.
Gilt yields fall with spread of US coronavirus Gilt yields fall as investors seek safe havens with spread of Delta variant
9 August 2021: 15-year gilt yields reduce 21 basis points to 0.86% with rapid spread of the Delta variant.
Gilt yields fall with more Covid-19 cases Annuity rates are highest for two years despite lower 15-year gilt yields
5 July 2021: Standard annuity rates increased 0.98% by providers and are at the highest level for two years.
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