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THE ARGUMENT AGAINST PENSION ANNUITY RATE TABLES AND RATES CALCULATORS


You may already have visited other annuity information sites and used a rates calculator or consulted a rate table.

Releasing Your UK Pension Were you sure that the information was not out of date?
Releasing Your UK Pension Does the table or calculator take into account all of the products on the market or just a selection?
Releasing Your UK Pension Did you know that independent annuity brokers may have access to a wider range of retirement annuity possibilities?
Releasing Your UK Pension Was it an illustration rather than an individual quote?
Releasing Your UK Pension Does the website promote particular providers over others as they are paid higher commissions by some?
Releasing Your UK Pension Are the annuity providers able to pay to list their products higher up the tables, or to have their products shown in a different way?
Releasing Your UK Pension Did you know that the annuity rates may change before your application goes through? If you received a quote, was it guaranteed by the website?

UPDATED BY MACHINES OR HUMANS?


Did those sites use 'screen-scraping' technology that retrieves and transfers information from other programmes?

According to Wikipedia, "Screen scraping is generally considered an ad-hoc, inelegant technique, often used only as a "last resort" when no other mechanism is available. Aside from the higher programming and processing overhead, output displays intended for human consumption often change structure frequently. Humans can cope with this easily, but computer programs will often crash or produce incorrect results."

BUT THE WEBSITE STATED IT HAD BEEN RECENTLY UPDATED


Even if the table or calculator was 100% up to date and correct, were you aware that the stated annuity rates may have no resemblance whatsoever to the income that you will actually achieve? This is because your annuity may increase due to your circumstances, i.e. your state of health, medication that you may be taking and whether you're a smoker or not. Some providers even base your future income on your previous occupation or postcode.

Again, let's say you do find a site where everything is up to date and works correctly; do you know at this stage whether you want a level, a fixed-rate escalating or an rpi-linked escalating annuity? Additionally, have you considered your partner's or dependent's percentage on your death? Have you considered an unsecured pension? The choices are often bewildering.

(Please note that the information on this page does not represent financial advice. You must consult a broker for complete information. "The argument against annuity rate tables and calculators" is an opinion only and you should not rely on this information to make (or refrain from making) any decisions.)
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The things your specialist will look at include:
Releasing Your UK Pension Your required annuity income
Releasing Your UK Pension Any spouse or dependants' benefits
Releasing Your UK Pension Your previous occupations
Releasing Your UK Pension The type of area where you live
Releasing Your UK Pension Your attitude to risk
Releasing Your UK Pension Security versus flexibility
Releasing Your UK Pension Other assets you may have
...and importantly...
Releasing Your UK Pension Your health

Have you ever been hospitalised for any medical condition? Your broker will also ask if you are currently taking any medication - did you know there are over 1,500 health conditions that could result in an increased pension annuity? You may qualify for what is known as an Enhanced Annuity (sometimes known as an Impaired Life Annuity).

Additionally, higher annuities are often offered to:
Releasing Your UK Pension Regular smokers
Releasing Your UK Pension People who have retired from certain occupations
Releasing Your UK Pension People who live in certain parts of the country
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Due to the range of the pension annuity policies that financial specialists can offer, we cannot provide online quotations, only personalised comparisons.

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