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The Best Annuity Providers in the UK

Our annuity panel gives you access to the UK’s leading annuity providers

If you choose the annuity route, getting an annuity quote from Retirement Line allows you to compare the best annuity rates the market has to offer right now. We provide a simple annuity comparison table showing the highest annuity income available to you from the UK’s leading annuity providers.

If you suffer from medical conditions or lifestyle issues such as smoking, let us get you an enhanced annuity quote, and you could get up to 75% more annuity income from your pension fund than from a conventional annuity.

You can also benefit from our preferential annuity rates due to the volume of business we introduce to the UK’s leading annuity providers including Just, LV=, Retirement Advantage, Aviva, Canada Life, Legal & General, Scottish Widows and Hodge Lifetime. Retirement Line does not provide quotes from the whole of the annuity market; however, our panel of the UK's leading and most competitive annuity providers is constantly monitored, to ensure the best rates are always offered.


Aviva is the world’s sixth-largest insurance group and the largest insurance services provider in the UK. Aviva is one of the leading providers of life and pension products in Europe and are growing their long-term savings businesses in Asia Pacific and the USA. Their main activities are long-term savings, fund management and general insurance.

Canada Life

Founded in 1847, Canada Life is the oldest life assurance company in Canada. Headquartered in Toronto, Canada Life operates in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany and other countries. Canada Life is part of Great-West Lifeco Inc. which provides a wide range of retirement savings and income plans for individuals and families.

Hodge Lifetime is the trading name of Julian Hodge Bank Limited and Hodge Life Assurance Company Limited. Their annuity products are provided by Hodge Life, and their equity release products are provided by Julian Hodge Bank.  Hodge introduced the very first equity release plans in 1965 and is the longest established equity release provider in the UK. They pride themselves on the friendly and personal service they offer to clients.


Just are a specialist provider of innovative retirement solutions and were formed following the merger of Just Retirement and Partnership Assurance in April 2016.

The company is a leader in the Guaranteed Income for Life (pension annuity) market. As of 30 April 2016, the JRP Group has helped more than 500,000 customers to achieve an improved retirement and has been trusted to manage more than £14 billion of customers’ retirement savings.

Legal & General

Legal & General is a leading provider of savings and investment products in the UK. Established in 1836, they have experience in every kind of economic climate. They currently have over seven million customers for their life assurance, pensions, investments and general insurance and manage funds of over £320 billion.


As the UK's largest friendly society LV offer a range of savings, investments and insurance products. When they started in 1843 as Liverpool Victoria, their goal was to give financial security and peace of mind to more than just a privileged few. Today it's much the same. As a mutual, they look after customers, not shareholders.

Retirement Advantage

Previously known as MGM Advantage and Stonehaven, Retirement Advantage can trace its roots back to 1852. In 2015, the company changed its name to Retirement Advantage, merging the equity release and retirement income divisions.

The company specialises in retirement, with award-winning expertise developing products which can help people make the most of their retirement savings and/or the value in their property.

Products include the Guaranteed Annuity, providing the best possible lifetime income for individual circumstances; the Flexible Income Annuity, which offers the opportunity for retirement income to grow; and equity release products, which allow homeowners the opportunity to release cash from their home without having to move or give up ownership.

Retirement Advantage is financially strong, as rated by AKG (an independent company that specialises in providing ratings for the financial services industry).

Retirement Advantage is the retail brand for a group of companies which manages assets in excess of £1.8bn (as at December 2014).

Scottish Widows

Scottish Widows enjoys a proud history. Established in 1815 as Scotland’s first mutual life office it’s expanded over the years to serve across the UK and today has over six million customers across pensions, annuities, savings & investments, life, critical illness and income protection. The Scottish Widows brand today is best known for its iconic advertising with a series of famous commercials that are still remembered today, and as the research team at IPSOS report, is recognised as one of the UK’s most trusted Life, Pensions and Investments providers.


  • Aviva
  • Canada Life
  • Hodge Lifetime
  • Just Retirement
  • Legal & General
  • LV
  • Retirement Advantage
  • Scottish Widows

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