• Rothesay swoops for £6bn Scottish Widows bulk annuity portfolio

    13 March 2024

    The deal will enable Lloyds Banking Group to focus on growing other lines of business

  • UK bulk annuity market prepares for potentially six more providers

    29 November 2023

    Rumours continue to swirl about firms entering the booming pension risk transfer market, while at the same time, another is considering exiting the sector. Ronan McCaughey and Christopher Cundy report

  • UK pension risk transfer volumes hit £44.7bn in 2022

    21 March 2023

    LCP says Legal & General had the highest share of the UK bulk annuity market

  • LCP forecasts another entrant to UK bulk annuity market in 2023

    04 January 2023

    The insurance consultancy makes its predictions for the year ahead

  • Double-edged sword for UK insurers as mini-budget spooks markets

    23 September 2022

    British gilt yields surge, and pound falls sharply, as Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng unveils tax cuts

  • UK Solvency II reforms could boost bulk annuities market

    25 February 2022

    LCP partner Charlie Finch explains how changes to the rules could impact the de-risking market

  • UK bulk annuity volumes could hit £50bn by 2025

    06 January 2022

    Total volumes for 2021 are set to reach around £30bn, says LCP

  • UK pension risk transfer demand could soar to £100bn

    09 April 2021

    LCP says insurers need to be prepared for the volumes of pension risk transfer business it expects later in this decade. Ronan McCaughey explains why there is such an upbeat outlook for the sector

  • UK bulk annuity volumes dropping back to 2018 levels

    01 July 2020

    LCP predicts £20bn-25bn of transactions this year after bumper 2019

  • UK buy-in/out market to be worth £25bn in 2020

    17 April 2020

    Lower than 2019 but second highest on record