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Guide to annuities.

Whenever you decide to start receiving your pension benefits, you will normally need to buy a pension annuity in order to turn your pension fund(s) into a regular income for life. 

You don't necessarily have to retire before buying your annuity, it will depend on your individual circumstances. Buying a pension annuity is an important one-off decision, as once you've bought your annuity you will only have a short period of time to change your mind.

In this section you'll find a number of guides that aim to help you make an informed decision when buying an annuity.


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Annuities explained

There’s a lot to think about when buying an annuity so we’ve tried to pack as much information as we can into our one-page guide.

Annuities explained

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Buying an annuity

It often pays to shop around when buying a pension annuity to help ensure you maximise your income and choice. 

Read our guide to buying an annuity

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Frequently asked questions (FAQs)  

We’ve put together responses to some common retirement and annuity-related questions, including how to go about turning your pension fund(s) into a regular income.

Annuities FAQs

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Annuity jargon buster 

We define a number of the annuity-related terms that you might not have come across before. 

Definitions of commonly used pension annuity terms


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