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What is an annuity?

An annuity gives you a guaranteed income for life, and is commonly purchased at retirement. Using a lump sum from your pension fund or savings to buy an annuity means you don't need to worry about budgeting for an unknown period of time. As one of the UK's leading providers of annuities we understand what matters and can tailor an annuity for you.

Why choose Aviva?

  • We have a wide range of annuity options to suit your needs.
  • If you have or have had certain medical conditions you may be able to get a higher income.
  • We have sophisticated pricing which gives you a tailored annuity rate.
  • We have innovative online tools to help educate and guide you through your annuity options.

Which annuity is right for you?

It pays to shop around

Remember, you can buy your annuity from any provider - it doesn't have to be from the people you have your pension plan or fund with. The amount of income you'll get from your annuity will vary between insurance companies, so it's well worth comparing different options before you decide.

What could Aviva offer you?

Pension Annuity Calculator

Find out how much income you could get from your pension fund and understand the different annuity options available with our Pension Annuity Calculator. Remember to include any lifestyle or medical conditions - you could qualify for higher income.

Get a quote right away

Already decided that a Pension Annuity is right for you? If you don't have any lifestyle or medical conditions to tell us about, use our handy Quick Quote Tool to find out instantly how much income you could get.

For advice and information on your retirement options and annuities, contact your financial adviser. Don't have a financial adviser? Find one near you at

Call us to find out more

For information about annuities call us on 0808 256 5442. Or you can arrange for us to call you back at a time that suits you.

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