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Living or Guaranteed Annuity?

Patrick Cairns of Moneyweb recently published an article on this question which is particularly relevant in the current climate of expected interest rate increases.

Q: I retired last year and invested my capital amount in an investment-linked living annuity. I am however considering moving to a guaranteed annuity option to lessen the risk and stress.

What are the factors that impact on the amount a guaranteed annuity pays out? With interest rates on the up, is this something I need to consider? I seem to recall that a few years ago pensioners got quite generous pensions during the high interest rate period.

Karen Wentzel, head of annuities at Sanlam Employee Benefits, posted a response which may be of interest to you and your clients.

Please click here to read the article and share with your clients.

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