The basic Pension Annuity (a Conventional Annuity) is calculated on your own life, at a fixed rate, but you can add extra benefits to this, the most common ones being:

  • Income for your Spouse or Civil Partner
  • Increasing either by inflation or by a fixed amount
  • A guaranteed minimum period, generally 5 or 10 years or even longer
  • Protection for your capital with Annuity Protection
  • Linked to investment returns (see With Profit & Investment Linked Annuities)
  • Enhanced or Impaired (see Enhanced & Impaired Annuities)
  • All of these extra benefits have a cost, which means your level of income will be reduced.
Information is based on our current understanding of taxation legislation and regulations; these may change in the future.
The value of your investments and income from them may go down and you may not get back the original amount you invested.