Pension annuity

Get a guaranteed income for your retirement, with a pension annuity from Legal & General

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Secure your future financially

A pension annuity guarantees to give you a lifelong income. With a Legal & General annuity you can choose for it to continue to pay your loved ones when you pass away

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Over 870,000 customers use
Legal & General for their annuity income, making them one of the UK's biggest annuity providers.

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You can get a quote and apply for a pension annuity online, you just need to provide some basic details around your pension savings and any health conditions.

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Secure your future financially

A pension annuity guarantees to give you a lifelong income. With a Legal & General annuity you can choose for it to continue to pay your loved ones when you pass away

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Buy from one of the UK's biggest

Over 870,000 customers use
Legal & General for their annuity income, making them one of the UK's biggest annuity providers.

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Apply online in
minutes

You can get a quote and apply for a pension annuity online, you just need to provide some basic details around your pension savings and any health conditions.

How does a pension annuity work?

From the age of 55 you can take up to 25% of your pension pot as a lump sum without paying tax. You can then leave the rest of your money invested and dip into it when you need it via drawdown, or you can buy a pension annuity. In contrast to drawdown, an annuity guarantees that you receive a regular income throughout your life, which is determined by your annuity rate.

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Will I have a guaranteed income each month?

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Is my pension income guaranteed to last my whole life?

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Can I change how much I get from my pension income?

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Do I have options to pass on my pension to beneficiaries?

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Does it provide regular pension income?

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Will I have a guaranteed income each month?

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Is my pension income guaranteed to last my whole life?

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Can I change how much I get from my pension income?

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Do I have options to pass on my pension to beneficiaries?

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How is my pension annuity income calculated

The final annuity income you get can depends on things like your age, health and where you live. Generally, the older you are, the higher the income rates you'll be offered. You're also likely to be offered a higher income if you have a shorter life expectancy for other reasons, for example you're in poor health or you're a smoker.

To get a rough idea of what you might receive from an annuity you can use Legal & General's retirement income calculator.

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Get a free pension annuity quote today

You can generate a pension annuity quote in minutes online through our partner, Legal & General. We earn a referral fee from Legal & General if you decide to purchase an annuity, but this fee does not impact the annuity income you receive.

Remember, it's always a good idea to compare annuities from several providers to find the one that suits you best. If Legal & General do not provide the best rate they will offer the option to run a whole of market comparison for you, to ensure you get the best retirement outcome.

Depending on your circumstances, you might be entitled to an enhanced annuity. For example, if you have a long-term health condition that reduces your life expectancy, you may be entitled to a higher guaranteed income. If you're not sure about your retirement options or whether an annuity is right for you, you might want to consider independent financial advice - however, this is completely up to you.

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