Pension and Life Annuity Advice Fees

Pension Annuities: After age 55 you have the option of releasing lump sums from your pension, taking teh balance as an income in the form of an annuity or withdrawing funds using flexible pension drawdown options.  This section deals with secure, fixed or increasing income for life (with the choice to take lump sums at the same) known as annuities or open market options.

If you wish to release lump sums only and/or to withdraw as much or as little income from your pension fund when you require it with any balance remaining invested inside the pension fund to hopefully grow for regular or ad hoc withdrawals in the future and/or if you pass away, you want of the fund balance to be inherited by loved ones, you may wish to consider Flexible Drawdown Department.

Purchased Life Annuities (PLA):  This is where you invest i.e.  purchase/buy an annuity with a lump sum (not pension unless it is the tax free cash sum).  PLAs then buy you a guaranteed annuity income for life or the specific term that you select.  When receiving your income, it is in fact pad to you as a return of part capital and part income.  This means that only the 'income' part of the annuity is potentially taxable and not the capital part.

When you see this: = guidance notes/videos in the quotation form to help you complete your fee quotation.

Good or Clean Health = Standard AnnuitiesPoorer Health or Smoker or Medical Conditions = Enhanced Annuities.

Products

 

Standard or Conventional Pension Annuity for non-smokers and people in good health.

Options:  Annuity application can be for yourself only i.e.  a single life annuity or a joint lives annuity i.e.  your pension income to continue for your spouse after your death.  We will help with and arrange releasing lump sums, selecting level income or increasing income and other options such as guaranteed income periods and 'in advance' or 'in arrears' payments.

Advice works:  We will conduct in depth research and analysis on annuities (or consolidate into 1 if more than one).  We will compare the maximum annuity income available from the open market with the annuity income rate offered by your existing pension(s).  It will include full research and a schedule of suggested annuity contracts including product type recommendations and provider recommendations and rates.  Application forms, lump sum release forms and any other pension transfer and 'open market option' forms will be handled by us and we deal with all aspects of your application to completion.

More than one pension fund being converted to an annuity? In the order/quotation process you can also select the number of pension schemes you have that are required to be converted to an annuity.

Fixed Fees, nil commission:  We charge set fees and do not charge a % as the time involved to arrange a £50,000 annuity is the same as that for a £100,000 annuity and the risk is relatively low given that we are securing you a guaranteed income for life.

Healthy?  Do you have (or have had) health issues such as: Smoking, diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, heart attacks, cancer, kidney/liver/major organ problems, severe asthma, high cholesterol, obesity, rheumatoid arthritis (this list is not exhaustive as other illnesses may be considered)?  If so, you may qualify for and should consider an Enhanced Annuity (i.e.  a higher monthly income for the value pension fund based upon health).

More than 1 Pension to Convert to Annuity?

By default, all online fee quotations offer discounts of up to 25% off standard fees.  If you have more than 1 pension, please use following voucher codes to save even more:

  • ANNX2 - where you have 2 pensions to be converted to annuity.
  • ANNX3 - where you have 3 pensions to be converted to annuity.
  • ANNX4 - where you have 4 pensions to be converted to annuity.
  • ANNX5 - where you have 5 or more pensions to be converted to annuity (maximum 10) - any more and we need to talk.

Pricing / Purchase Options

1. Non Face to Face Paid Upfront
25% Discount
£990.00
2. Non Face to Face Paid On Completion
15% Discount
£1,122.00
3. Face to Face Paid Upfront
10% Discount
£1,188.00
4. Face to Face Paid On Completion
Standard Fee
£1,320.00
 
 

Enhanced Pension Annuity for people with (or past) health/medical conditions and/or smokers.

An enhanced or 'ill-health' or 'impaired life' annuity offers a higher annuity income rate than a standard/conventional pension annuity for people who have (or have had) health issues such as: Smoking, diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, heart attacks, cancer, kidney/liver/major organ problems, severe asthma, high cholesterol, obesity, rheumatoid arthritis (this list is not exhaustive as other illnesses may be considered).

Medical questionnaire:  A medical conditions questionnaire will be completed and sent to all pension annuity providers that may consider enhanced annuities.  They will underwrite your medical history to determine if they are perpared to offer you an enhanced annuity income.

Options:  Annuity application can be for yourself only i.e.  a single life annuity or a joint lives annuity i.e.  your pension income to continue for your spouse after your death.  We will help with and arrange releasing lump sums, selecting level income or increasing income and other options such as guaranteed income periods and 'in advance' or 'in arrears' payments.

Advice works:  We will conduct in depth research and analysis on annuities (or consolidate into 1 if more than one).  We will compare the maximum annuity income available from the open market with the annuity income rate offered by your existing pension(s).  It will include full research and a schedule of suggested annuity contracts including product type recommendations and provider recommendations and rates.  Application forms, lump sum release forms and any other pension transfer and 'open market option' forms will be handled by us and we deal with all aspects of your application to completion.

More than one pension fund being converted to an annuity? In the order/quotation process you can also select the number of pension schemes you have that are required to be converted to an annuity.

Fixed Fees, nil commission:  We charge set fees and do not charge a % as the time involved to arrange a £50,000 annuity is the same as that for a £100,000 annuity and the risk is relatively low given that we are securing you a guaranteed income for life.

More than 1 Pension to Convert to Annuity?

By default, all online fee quotations offer discounts of up to 25% off standard fees.  If you have more than 1 pension, please use following voucher codes to save even more:

  • ANNX2 - where you have 2 pensions to be converted to annuity.
  • ANNX3 - where you have 3 pensions to be converted to annuity.
  • ANNX4 - where you have 4 pensions to be converted to annuity.
  • ANNX5 - where you have 5 or more pensions to be converted to annuity (maximum 10) - any more and we need to talk.

Pricing / Purchase Options

1. Non Face to Face Paid Upfront
25% Discount
£1,485.00
2. Non Face to Face Paid On Completion
15% Discount
£1,683.00
3. Face to Face Paid Upfront
10% Discount
£1,782.00
4. Face to Face Paid On Completion
Standard Fee
£1,980.00
 
 

Standard or Conventional Purchased Life Annuity for non-smokers and people in good health.

Options:  Annuity application can be for yourself only i.e.  a single life annuity or a joint lives annuity i.e.  your annuity income to continue for your spouse after your death.  We will help with and arrange investing your capital, selecting level income or increasing income and other options such as guaranteed income periods and 'in advance' or 'in arrears' payments.

Advice works:  We will conduct in depth research and analysis on annuity contracts and their rates.  We will compare and source the rights terms and/or the maximum annuity income available from the whole market.  It will include full research and a schedule of suggested annuity contracts including product type recommendations and provider recommendations and rates.  Application forms, income payment details and any other 'option' forms will be handled by us and we deal with all aspects of your application to completion.

More than one PLA required? In the order/quotation process you can also select the number of PLAs required to be converted to an annuity.  It will usually just one unless you have particular needs.

Fixed Fees, nil commission:  We charge set fees and do not charge a % as the time involved to arrange a £50,000 annuity is the same as that for a £100,000 annuity and the risk is relatively low given that we are securing you a guaranteed income for life.

Healthy?  Do you have (or have had) health issues such as: Smoking, diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, heart attacks, cancer, kidney/liver/major organ problems, severe asthma, high cholesterol, obesity, rheumatoid arthritis (this list is not exhaustive as other illnesses may be considered)?  If so, you may qualify for and should consider an Enhanced Annuity (i.e.  a higher monthly income for the investment based upon health).

More than 1 Annuity?

By default, all online fee quotations offer discounts of up to 25% off standard fees.  If you have want to buy 2 or more purchased life annuities, please use following voucher codes to save even more:

  • ANNX2 - where you require 2 purchased life annuities.
  • ANNX3 - where you require 3 purchased life annuities.
  • ANNX4 - where you require 4 purchased life annuities.
  • ANNX5 - where you require 5 or more purchased life annuities (maximum 10) - any more and we need to talk.

Pricing / Purchase Options

1. Non Face to Face Paid Upfront
25% Discount
£990.00
2. Non Face to Face Paid On Completion
15% Discount
£1,122.00
3. Face to Face Paid Upfront
10% Discount
£1,188.00
4. Face to Face Paid On Completion
Standard Fee
£1,320.00
 

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