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Open and shut case?

The open market option requirements do not seem to be working as intended. Perversely, there appears to have been a drop in people shopping around for the best annuity in the last 12 months.

This is not good for consumers and therefore not a good thing for the industry. In theory, a requirement to tell consumers about their options should have brought about change. Perhaps we need to check how the requirement is being implemented in practice.

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