Just Retirement and Partnership have seen sales of individual annuities collapse in the months running up to the introduction of the pension freedoms.
Just retirement saw sales of medically underwritten individual policies drop 59%, while Partnership saw a fall of 73%. But both insurers said gains in the bulk annuity market had partially offset these...
UK pension schemes are working hard to counter climate risks across investment portfolios, but the assessment of climate risks to sponsor covenant must be a key focus of schemes’ broader risk assessment, says Michael Bushnell.
Only one third of defined benefit (DB) schemes lengthened their recovery plan end dates in 2019, according to research by Hymans Robertson.
Hargreaves Lansdown has been named as the slowest provider to switch pensions through the Origo transfer service.
The Old British Steel Pension Scheme (OBSPS) has agreed a £2bn full buy-in with Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC), one step closer to exiting Pension Protection Fund (PPF) assessment.
Much like when selling a house, DB plans need to tidy up before approaching the bulk annuity market, says David Ellis.