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It will introduce annuity products through Tesco Compare, which currently offers car and home insurance quotes and deals on household bills.
Figures show between one-third and half of retirees do not shop around for their annuity but accept the offer made by their pension company, which can be up to 30% below the best market rate. Tesco said its plans were currently with the regulator. Nationwide and Lloyds Banking Group both launched branch-based annuity advice services last year.