'The inadequacies of annuities' by Ros Altmann

17 Jan 2014

'Steve Webb is right to highlight inadequacies of annuities'

In Ros Altmann's blog for our business site, she argues that better value and more flexible pension products are urgently required.  What do you think?  Should annuities be able to operate in a free market or should providers not be allowed to offer certain products and certain rates?  Is Steve Webb right in envisioning a market where people can change their annuity in the future?  

Read Ros Altmann's blog.

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