What is the marketplace?
It is a comprehensive database of annuities policies, drawdown plans and investments suitable for drawdown, offered by insurance and pension companies.
The marketplace is for information only - you can look but not buy and can be used by both advisers and individuals.
All of the information is presented in a clear and unbiased way so that you can easily compare and contrast the features and benefits of each option - It is a great place to learn about the options.
The pension options marketplace is independent of the product providers and is maintained without any financial support or influence from them.
I did ask some providers to sponsor the marketplace but as there was no support for this I have decided that is much better to be totally independent and unbiased. On reflection this is the best solution because a marketplace free from provider influence must be a good thing.
However I do need some financial support and this will be in the form of sponsoring independent guides, the skills of the trade and other sources of information. Where there is sponsorship it will be clearly labelled and will not compromise my independence.
Product categories and ‘widget’
The information is organised in product categories. Information about the category is shown in my unique ‘product widget’. This provides links to guides, more information and recent and relevant news.
Plan information and details
I have experimented with a number of different ways of displaying the information and I have decided that the best way is to provide links direct to provider sites. This has many advantages including ensuring the information is always up to date, providing the companies update their websites.
The information is provided in good faith and although every effort is made to make sure the information and links are accurate and up to date, we cannot be held liable for any errors or omissions.
information shown in no way constitutes advice and is provided for information purposes only.
Do contact me if you have any questions or want any more information.
Even better if you are a product provider and would like to sponsor or support some of the work I am doing.