Annuities: 7 unusual ways to qualify for an Enhanced Annuity

iStock_000012131139XSmallIf you are approaching retirement and looking to turn your pension pot into an income, there’s a fair chance you will be joining the thousands of other people each year who buy an Annuity. Once you have rejected other retirement income options, such as Income Drawdown, it’s then a case of making sure you select the right Annuity options, spouse’s pension, guarantee periods and so on, and search for the best rate. One of the ways to improve your Annuity ...

Budget 2013: Winners and Losers

Investment Sense Verdict_istockToday’s Budget included a wide range of measures which will affect us all; but were you a winner or a loser? For once there seems to be more winners than losers. However, with so many announcements, changes and alterations it might be a case of ‘swings and roundabouts’. Read on to find out if you have gained more than you have lost. Winners Tax-payers The Personal Allowance, the amount which can be earned before tax is paid, will increase to £10,000 from April 2014, a year earlier than ...