I filled in an online form for annuity advice, and within 2 days got an automatic reply asking me to come to this site and give my opinion of their service. Since the service appears to be otherwise non-existent, I'm not sure what to say.
I filled in the on-line form for an annuity quote via Anuitysearch on Friday evening and received their call back on Saturday morning. Their representative Mr Dee went through a few questions with me in a most efficient manner and gave me every opportunity to clarify issues and ask questions of my own. The whole thing took little more than 15 minutes and they will now establish the best quote on the market and get back to me within a week.
Overall I was very impressed by his manner and the process was very easy to follow. I have every hope that the outcome will be to my satisfaction.
You only look at pensions onc.e. annuity search made it easy for the novice to navigate all the specialist terms. I am waiting for their response to my enquiry but expect the experience nice to continue to be good.
I put off sorting out my private pension on retirement, simply because it seemed a mine-field having to sort out 'buying annuity' etc.. Until I found www.tqannuities.co.uk, I left all my details on their web site. The very next day I had a phone call from Kay Wilson, from then on, I was able to relax. She just took complete charge and acted on my choice of type of cover I required etc, finding the company who would give me the best annuity price. I had the minimal paperwork to complete. Everything went through very smoothly and completed in a matter of days. A real 'no hassle' transaction that I would recomend to anyone who is about to by their annuity - Retire and Relax!!
Every question that has been spinning around in my head about what I can do / what I should do, has been explained in a way that was easy to take in. My head is now a lot clearer for me to make my pension plans.
I received a call following my completion of the form on the website. The person who called was Katy Morrison. She clearly had a lot of information and I soon realised I wasn't understanding all of the issues. She suggested I scan and send her some of my existing AVC Documents so that we could "read from the same page". I found her style and approach superb and enjoyed talking with her, I welcomed the flexibility to send her information directly. After one call I am reluctant to use the star rating - so will be conservative at this stage.
It was a really useful site, I'm nearly 60 and was looking for 3 annuity quotes to use the open market option, and I got a quote really quickly, when I've received my third quote I shall be able to make a descision. The site saved me a lot of time.
Only wanted to get an online quote, but instead was called back by an attitudinal IFA who seemed to find it difficult to accept that I wasn't interested in wasting my time with an unnecessary meeting and seemed to doubt that I had any relevant expertise as regards financial and pension products. Had to hang up to terminate what was a deeply unsatisfactory conversation.
Maybe they should have a very confused.com site, I am a lay person and to be honest this choosing a pension, is a minefield. There are so many options that it becomes a bit frightening, in the sense that are you doing the right thing. I feel a little more informed but because this is not my field of interest although personally it should be, I may out of ignorance make a mistake, I do have questions to ask and hope that this will be enough to make a good choice.
Outstanding!! I was directed to Annuity Life Sue Crane & Amanda have looked after my interests and sorted out the best deal for me without any fuss.I would truly recommend them to look after your pension interests
I have just had an review / audit of my pension arrangements , the outcome was very positive , but it presented me with a " what to do " so i contacted Annuity Search who after a discussion directed me to experts who could provide better advice , you can t ask for more than that !