Annuities in one form or another have been in existance since the middle ages. Today we more commonly see annuities being used by older, retired people to provide steady, guaranteed, regular income for the rest of their lives. An annuity is a valuable alternative when a person is required to turn RRSP savings into income for retirement. The only other choice is a RRIF [Registered Retirement Income Fund] which must be depleted according to government regulations in increasing amounts as one gets older and may not last for as long as one lives.
Only life insurance companies can issue life annuities in Canada. It follows that only licensed life insurance agents/brokers are allowed to sell these annuities. Not all Canadian life insurance companies sell annuities. You should also know that not all Canadian life insurance companies offer the same annuity related value to consumers.
Annuity rates fluctuate weekly. These rates differ from life insurance company to life insurance company. In order to get the best return for your purchase price, it is prudent to sample the rates from as many life insurance companies as you can. The easiest way to do this is to engage the services of an annuity broker such as John Beaton, who is showcased in this website. There is no charge for John's annuity services. Should you eventually decide to purchase your annuity from him, then he is paid a commission from the insurance company you choose. Don't be concerned about John being biased for one insurance company over another. He is contracted with virtually every life insurance company in Canada that offers annuities.
John is also fully conversant with Canadian rules that apply to RRSPs, RRIFs and related retirement products. John is uniquely educated in the day to day workings of retirement products as they relate to Canadian seniors.
Use the following link for extensive resources concerning annuities - Canadian Annuity Information
Since an annuity broker can only provide advice and sell annuities in the Canadian provinces in which he or she is licensed, John is restricted to servicing clients/prospects in British Columbia, Alberta, and Ontario.
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