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Q ) Who Are We?

WHO IS THE COMPANY BEHIND ANNUITY & DRAWDOWN ANSWERS UK?

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Retirement Solutions (UK) Ltd are Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) registered financial specialists and one of the UK's best known retirement income experts.

Q ) Why Should the Annuity or Drawdown Buyer Beware?

WHY MANY RETIREES IGNORE A MUCH BIGGER INCOME

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A financial specialist may be able to secure several thousand pounds more for you from providers other than your pension provider.

Q ) What is Open Market Option?

AVOID MAKING A HUGE MISTAKE

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The Open Market Option allows those nearing retirement to shop around for options to convert their pension fund into income. Rather than just taking the rate offered by your pension provider, you now have a choice.

Many still don't use the Open Market Option because they either don't realise they can or are unaware of the benefits of doing so.

It has been claimed that retirees who don't use the Open Market Option and take the default annuity offered by their pension provider may be missing out on up to 40% more income. It is important to note that once an annuity has been purchased it cannot be changed.

Q ) What Makes Open Market Option Attractive?

SHOP AROUND FOR A HIGHER INCOME

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You can get more from an annuity if you shop around. You may qualify for what is known as an Enhanced Annuity (sometimes known as an Impaired Life Annuity).

This pays a higher income to people who suffer from a range of health conditions - anything from asthma to heart disease, cancer or stroke.

Additionally, higher rates are sometimes offered to people who have retired from certain occupations or people who live in certain parts of the country.

To make the most of the Open Market Option it is important to speak to A Financial specialist who will explain the different retirement options available.

Q ) But What Actually is an Annuity?

THE BASICS EXPLAINED

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An annuity is an arrangement where you make a lump-sum investment. From this investment you receive a guaranteed level of income. Basically, an annuity converts a savings fund into income and that income will be paid to you for the rest of your life.

An annuity is payable for your lifetime, although it is possible to select a fixed period if purchasing an annuity with cash rather than pension funds.

You are then entitled to use your Open Market Option, which allows you to transfer the fund value to another annuity provider of your choice.

This enables you to take advantage of a higher annuity income which may be available from a different provider.

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