The final transaction figures for 2017 confirmed total buy-in and buy-out business volumes have exceeded £10bn, with a combined market figure of £12.2bn for the year. Head of bulk annuities, Gavin Markham explores.
Specialist medically underwritten bulk annuity providers, Partnership Assurance and Just Retirement, have confirmed that their proposed merger will go ahead in April 2016, but what impact could this have on the market?
It has been a busy few months in the bulk annuity market with some new providers preparing to join and others announcing their intention to merge. Read more in our latest blog.
The medically underwritten bulk annuity market continues to go from strength to strength, with the specialist insurers reporting a healthy pipeline of potential new business. Read more in our latest blog.
A record £206m bulk annuity which included medical underwriting has been completed recently. How was this deal put together and what should employers and trustees consider when considering one of these deals?
Whilst the radical reform of the defined contribution landscape has already caused considerable upheaval in the market for individual annuities, an interesting consequence of Budget 2014 has been the knock-on effect for the bulk annuity sector.
Our 2014 buy-outs and buy-ins report, published today, shows 2014 is set to be a record breaking year for bulk annuity transactions.
One of the surprises of today’s budget is the scrapping of the requirement for retirees to purchase an annuity.
MetLife Assurance, the UK bulk annuity insurer, is to be taken over by Rothesay Life. This transaction is subject to regulatory approval but is exp...