What do you mean by term “Annuity”?

What do you mean by term “Annuity”?

Priyanka Gupta Accountant Asked on December 27, 2014 in Insurance.
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  • A financial product sold by financial institutions that is designed to accept and grow funds from an individual and then, upon annuitization, pay out a stream of payments to the individual at a later point in time. Annuities are primarily used as a means of securing a steady cash flow for an individual during their retirement years.
  • Annuities can be structured according to a wide array of details and factors, such as the duration of time that payments from the annuity can be guaranteed to continue. Annuities can be created so that, upon annuitization, payments will continue so long as either the annuitant or their spouse is alive. Alternatively, annuities can be structured to pay out funds for a fixed amount of time, such as 20 years, regardless of how long the annuitant lives.
Suveer Sachdeva Financial Analyst Answered on January 1, 2015.
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Annuity can be fixed or variable depending on whether the payout is a fixed sum, tied to the performance of the overall market or group of investments, or a combination of the two.

nitish Trainee Answered on December 31, 2014.
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