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Annuities Should Be Requirement In Employee Plans

Annuities Should Be Requirement In Employee PlansNews from Insurance News Net: By Arthur D. PostalInsuranceNewsNet WASHINGTON – Insurance industry advocates are applauding the introduction of bills in the House and Senate to make it easier for small businesses to join multiple employer retirement plans, but they are also encouraging lawmakers to require annuities be one [...]

Dividend Stocks Beat Annuities in These Markets

Dividend Stocks Beat Annuities in These MarketsNews from Wall Street Daily: Saving for retirement can be very difficult because of longevity risk – that is, the chance that you might live long enough to outlast your savings. The traditional solution has been an annuity, which transfers the longevity risk to an insurance company and pays [...]

Slippery Tips on Annuities From a Life Coach

Slippery Tips on Annuities From a Life CoachNews from New York Times: Continue reading the main story Share This Page Continue reading the main story continues on New York Times … Read the full article Related News:

Chilling outcomes from creating second-hand annuities

Chilling outcomes from creating second-hand annuitiesNews from Telegraph.co.uk: He’s right that the Government’s ongoing pension reforms will create an arbitrary divide between those who retired before April 2015 (and so were more or less forced to buy an annuity) and those who retire after April 2015 (and so will be free to avoid buying one). [...]

Why Annuities Are Often Sold, Not Bought

Why Annuities Are Often Sold, Not BoughtNews from ABC News: If you have substantial assets or suddenly come into money through inheritance or a divorce settlement, there’s a good chance that someone will try to sell you an annuity. Annuities are highly complex investments that are marketed aggressively, often to individuals for whom they may [...]

Annuities Stay In Play Even As Pension Funding Drops

Annuities Stay In Play Even As Pension Funding DropsNews from Insurance News Net: By Linda KocoAnnuityNews Although equities hit new highs last year, funding levels at corporate pension plans didn’t. In fact, the levels went down. That’s keeping demand going for annuities that fund pension takeover deals. First, what happened. According to Towers Watson, the [...]

Immediate Annuities: What To Watch Out For

Immediate Annuities: What To Watch Out ForNews from Investopedia: Financial advisor clients who seek current income are often dismayed at what is available in today’s current low-rate environment. One alternative that has grown significantly in popularity as of late has been the immediate annuity, a type of annuity contract that is designed for retirees. These [...]

FCA publishes TR14/20: annuities sales practice – Lexology (registration)

FCA publishes TR14/20: annuities sales practice – Lexology (registration)News from FCA publishes TR14/20: annuities sales practice – Lexology (registration): Search by keyword Jurisdiction (any) Afghanistan Africa Albania Algeria Andorra Angola Anguilla Antigua Argentina Armenia Aruba Asia-Pacific Australia Austria Azerbaijan Bahamas Bahrain Bangladesh Barbados Belarus Belgium Belize Benin Bermuda Bhutan Bolivia Bosnia and Herzegovina Botswana Brazil [...]

Annuities need innovation, but UK government should “tread carefully” before …

Annuities need innovation, but UK government should “tread carefully” before …News from Out-Law.com: Plans to extend new pension market freedoms to existing annuity holders, potentially allowing them to sell the policies for a cash sum, would require careful consideration to ensure risks to consumers and buyers were minimised, an expert has said.06 Jan 2015 Steve [...]

‘Longevity’ in annuities could be the big 2015 focus

‘Longevity’ in annuities could be the big 2015 focusNews from InvestmentNews: Where the retirement market will go next year is anybody’s guess, but insurance industry experts foresee a ramp-up in product development for certain types of annuities. For broker-dealers, 2014 appears to be the year of the indexed annuity, a fixed income product that credits [...]