Annuities: Annuity rates drop by 29% since Quantitative Easing started

Falling profitsNew research has confirmed the devastating impact Quantitative Easing has had on Annuity rates. The figures, from AXA Life Europe, show since Quantitative Easing was introduced by the Bank of England in March 2009, Annuity rates have dropped by 29%. Annuity rates have been falling for some years due to increased life expectancy. However, the research from AXA provides confirmation, if any were really needed, that Quantitative Easing has pushed Annuity rates significantly lower. The Bank of England has previously ...