Annuities

Annuities

Compare Pension Services

Compare UK Pension Services

Compare pension services for self invested pensions (SIPPs)  where you can pull your existing pension plans into one place.
Lost track of old pension plans? Service for tracking down plans from previous employments.
Annuity service if you are looking to buy a guaranteed income from your pension pot.

FREE Guide – Retiring Early!

8 tips for an earlier, wealthier retirement

Transforming that dream into a reality doesn’t come cheap, how could you afford it? Once you have paid off debts, like it or not, the answer is likely to depend on your pension.

Straightforward guide provides eight tips that could help you to retire earlier than you thought, including:

  • The simple formula for how much you should consider investing each month
  • How to boost existing pensions
  • Understanding the options available at retirement (including the new rules)

This guide is not personal advice. Please remember tax rules can change and the value of the tax benefits will depend on your circumstances. The value of investments can fall as well as rise so you could get back less than you invest. Pensions cannot usually be withdrawn until age 55 (increasing to 57 in 2028).

FREE Guide – 8 Tips To Retire At 55 »

Self Invested Pension

Take Control of your pension!

self-invested personal pension (SIPP) is different to a traditional pension. Instead of limiting your investment options, a SIPP opens the doors, giving you more choice in how you invest your money.

Like other pensions, the government will still give you up to 46% tax relief on the amount you pay in. Once your money is in a SIPP, you won’t have to pay tax on any gains or income your investments make.

  • Security – Hargreaves Lansdown are a FTSE 100 company and the UK’s biggest SIPP provider
  • Control – Check your pension whenever you like, online and with the HL app
  • Support – Pensions Helpdesk is on hand to answer your questions six days a week
  • Expertise – Research, ideas, and updates to help you with your investment decisions

Low Cost Self Invested Pension »

Self Invested Pension – FREE Guide

Compare Self Invested Pension Providers

SIPP Name
Interactive Investor SIPP
Set Up Fee
FREE
Annual Fee
£120
Features
A low cost award-winning SIPP that gives you a choice of over 40,000 investments
SIPP Name
Hargreaves Lansdown Vantage SIPP
Set Up Fee
FREE
Annual Fee
0.45% (max £200)
Features

Choose from more than 2,500 funds, shares, investment trusts, gilts, corporate bonds, ETFs and cash

Pension Name
Pension Bee Personal Pension
Set Up Fee
FREE
Annual Fee
From 0.5% to 0.95%
Features

100% FSCS protected range of 7 different Pension Plans,  managed by the world’s biggest fund managers

Pension Name
Nutmeg Personal Pension
Set Up Fee
FREE
Annual Fee
From 0.35% to 0.75% including VAT
Features

In a nutshell we choose investments for you and then, with your contributions, build and manage your pension portfolio on your behalf

SIPP Name
AJ Bell Youinvest SIPP
Set Up Fee
FREE
Annual Fee
Tiered up to £100
Features

The AJ Bell Youinvest SIPP has over 4,000 funds and over 21 markets, investment trusts, tracker funds (ETFs) and stocks and shares to choose from

Annuity Services

Annual Income
£5,138
Payment Terms
Annual income for life
Purchase Amount
£100,000

Pension Finder & Transfer Service

Setup Fee
No Fee
Annual Fee
From 0.35% pa
Pension Service
PensionBee will find all your old pensions and combine them into a single, good-value, online plan.
Drawdown Option

Pension Bee Finder & Consolidation Service

Annuities

Annuities, in their simplest form, are a promise of a regular income for the remainder of your lifetime in exchange for an initial lump sum. Essentially, you are buying yourself an open ended income for a known initial lump sum payment.

Of course, the annuity market is constantly developing and whereas the original annuity was a fixed payment for the remainder of your lifetime, now it is possible to receive an annuity which increases each year in line with inflation (or indeed by a fixed percentage) and annuities which may only be paid for a certain amount of time.

There are now many different types of annuity from which to choose and many companies operating in this very competitive market which makes it important that you compare annuities to ensure that you obtain the most competitive rate. Many types of annuities have been developed for specific purposes and so by their very nature will be most suitable, if not the only option, given certain circumstances.

For the majority of people, their main exposure to annuities will be through their pension scheme, whether this is a personal pension scheme or one provided by their company. Pension annuities, also known as compulsory purchase annuities, will be payable for your lifetime and the amount that you receive will be dependent upon a number of factors, namely:-

  • The accumulated fund value
  • Your age at retirement
  • Your sex
  • Whether you would like an income paid to your spouse after your death and if so, their sex and age
  • Whether you are happy to have a higher initial income which remains level throughout your life or wish to build in an element of inflation proofing which will mean receiving a lower initial income

Importantly, annuity rates themselves fluctuate according to interest rates, gilt yields and life expectancy.

Different types of annuities are taxed in different ways so that pension annuities will normally be taxed as income, whereas an annuity effected for investment purposes may well be payable partially tax free.

It is important to note that once an annuity has been purchased, it cannot be amended or encash or assigned to another party. In the majority of cases, annuities are payable for your lifetime and will cease on your death unless you have included a widow/widower’s pension or a minimum guaranteed period.

10 COSTLY PENSION MISTAKES

10 Costly Pension Mistakes Millions of Britons Make

  • How to discover if your pension will be enough
  • What ‘free money’ most private sector workers miss out on
  • How to get a share of £41 billion from the taxman
  • How to benefit from the pension freedoms and avoid the traps

FREE Guide – 10 Costly Pension Mistakes »

Offers