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Annuity refers to an insurance contract signed between a financial services business and an individual, where the objective is to give the insured individual a guaranteed income for their post-retirement years. Retirement annuity plans can be bought with a single large payment or a series of smaller, more frequent payments (usually monthly).

The money used to buy the plan is invested in a number of business opportunities listed with the financial services provider. To help the insured person meet their post-retirement needs, the returns are given out as either a regular income or a lump payment.

The payout on an annuity can be calculated in a variety of ways -

  • Annuity estimator
  • Table of Annuity Rates
  • Manual formulae
  • Spreadsheet in Excel

This article, in particular, will shed light on what an annuity rate table is, its benefits, how it works, how to read an annuity rate table, and more.

Types of Annuity 

There are four major types of retirement annuities –

  • Fixed Annuity - Retirement annuities of this kind are the most secure as they remain unaffected by changes in interest rates or market performance. Typically, the rate of return is set for a specific amount of time.  
  • Variable Annuity - Variable annuity, unlike the previous category, is dependent on the performance of the bond and equity products. These bonds or equity investments, while certainly making it possible for investors to earn higher profits, bring risks as well. This type of annuity, thus, is suitable for investors who can accept risk.
  • Immediate Annuity - There is no waiting period or lock-in period with this sort of annuity plan; you start receiving monthly returns as soon as you make your deposit. For those of you who are close to retiring but cannot lock in your earnings for an extended period, this type of plan is appropriate. 
  • Deferred Annuity - If you still have a long way to go until retirement, a deferred annuity plan would be the best option for you. You would have to lock in your money with this annuity plan for a specific period. Remember that the deferred annuity products have a predetermined lock-in period during which you are not permitted to withdraw cash.

What is an Annuity Rate Table?

Using an annuity rate table, an investor can easily calculate the value of the annuity at the specified time and be better equipped to plan their retirement. The table shows how much an investor contributes and how long that money is invested in a retirement annuity plan. A sequence of payments that an investor makes or receives can be valued in both the present and the future using the annuity rate table.

It is crucial to remember that the annuity rate table cannot be applied to interest rates and periods that are not discrete. 

The table of annuity rates for the current value of the annuity is as follows -

n

1%

2%

3%

4%

5%

6%

1

0.9901

0.9804

0.9709

0.9615

0.9524

0.9434

2

1.9704

1.9416

1.9135

1.8861

1.8594

1.8334

3

2.9410

2.8839

2.8286

2.7751

2.7233

2.6730

4

3.9020

3.8077

3.7171

3.6299

3.5460

3.4651

5

4.8534

4.7135

4.5797

4.4518

4.3295

4.2124

10

9.4713

8.9826

8.5302

8.1109

7.7217

7.3601

15

13.8651

12.8493

11.9380

11.1184

10.3797

9.7123

20

18.0456

16.3514

14.8775

13.5903

12.4622

11.4699

25

22.0232

19.5235

17.4132

15.6221

14.0939

12.7834

Here, n implies the number of times the payment has to be made.

What is the Present Value of an Annuity?

The series of fund payments made over the course of a certain period is referred to as the annuity's present value. When an annuity plan matures, the sum is distributed to the policyholder in the case of a regular annuity plan. The value in this context refers to the maximum amount of money that the series of payments may earn.

The advantages of being aware of an annuity's present value include the following -

  • The investor can determine how much to invest now to receive the desired returns as a steady income in retirement using the annuity's present value.
  • The primary use of the present value of an annuity due is to determine how much an investor would have to pay upfront to purchase an immediate annuity plan to receive the specified sum as an immediate annuity.
  • An easy formula can be used to determine the annuity's present value. The formula identifies three variables: the interest rate, the number of payments in the series, and the amount of the investor's annual payments.
  • When considering a set interest rate and similar payment during the given period, the present value of an annuity is used.

Benefits of Using an Annuity Rate Table

An anticipated present value of the annuity can be seen in an annuity rate table. The current value interest factor of an annuity (PVIFA) can be streamlined when the payout is fixed. This number represents the point where the interest rate and the number of payments still due intersect.

To calculate the current value of an annuity, accountants, insurance agents, and other financial experts frequently use annuity tables. The sum of money that must be handed out to an annuity buyer or annuitant is determined by taking into consideration the amount that has been invested in the annuity and how long it has been sitting there.

For instance, lottery winners frequently have to choose between taking a lump sum payment and receiving their money in the form of an annuity. With annuities, however, you can make a choice by determining the annuity's present value by using the annuity table. Taking the amount at a given time and investing it is probably the wiser choice if it is less than the lump sum given.

To have a better understanding of the value of your portfolio, you can utilise the annuity table to easily determine how much your annuity is worth.

Understanding What is the Time Value of Money

Compound interest is a concept that the majority of investors are familiar with. A dirham invested today generates a return over a certain time period as well as a return on that return.

Compounding returns can also be viewed as the idea that the money you have today is more valuable than the cash you will have in the future because you may earn a return on it during the interval.

How Does an Annuity Table Work?

To quickly determine the present and future values of annuities, you can use the annuity table. It must be noted that the table only functions for discrete values. However, the time periods and interest rates aren't necessarily distinct in the actual world. As a result, there are specific formulas to determine the annuities' current value and future value.

1. Regular Annuity

In a regular annuity, timely payments are necessary or have to be made at the conclusion of a period for a predetermined amount of time. An annuity's current and future values can be computed as follows - 

  • PVord - Present value of the ordinary annuity
  • FVord - Future value of the ordinary annuity
  • C - Cash flows (which are annuity payments in this case)
  • r - Interest rate
  • n - Number of periods for which payments are to be made or required

2. Annuity Due

The annuity is known as an annuity due if recurrent payments are made or necessary at the start of every period for a specific amount of time. The following formula can be used to calculate an annuity's present and future values:

  • PVdue - Present value of an annuity due
  • FVdue - Future value of an annuity due

Distinction Between an Ordinary Annuity and an Annuity Due

The following table differentiates between an ordinary annuity and an annuity due -

Basis of Comparison

Ordinary Annuity

Annuity Due

Meaning

The flow of funds under an ordinary annuity becomes the payment due at the conclusion of each term.

The cashflow series that arises at the start of every is the annuity due.

Payment

Corresponds to the period before the date

Belongs to the period after the date

Designed for 

Making Payments

Receiving payouts

How to Read an Annuity Rate Table?

You won't have to perform any calculations if you use an annuity table, as reading the chart will provide you with all the information that you require.

The number of payments and rebate rate are usually placed on the y-axis and x-axis, respectively, in an annuity rate table. You can find both of them on the table for your annuity, and locate the cell where they cross. The amount in that cell should be multiplied by the sum of money you receive each period - your annuity's present value would be represented by that figure.

Key Takeaways

  • An insurance contract for an annuity is one that the policyholder and a financial services provider sign. In this case, the objective is to give the insured a guaranteed income for their post-retirement years. Retirement annuity plans can be bought with a single large payment or a series of smaller, more frequent payments.
  • The money used to buy the plan is invested in various business projects that are listed with the financial services organisation. The returns are given out as either a regular income or a lump payment to assist the insured individual in meeting their post-retirement needs.
  • The investor can calculate the current value of the annuity at a specified time using an annuity rate table. This table shows how much an investor contributes and how long that money is invested in a retirement annuity plan. A sequence of payments that an investor makes or receives can be valued in both the present and the future using the annuity rate table.
  • An anticipated current value of the annuity is provided by an annuity rate table. The present value interest factor of an annuity (PVIFA) can be streamlined when the payout is fixed. This number represents the point where the interest rate and the number of payments still due intersect.
  • Annuity plans function on compound interest, where a Dirham invested today not only generates a return over a predetermined amount of time but also ears a return on the return as well.
  • Another way to look at compounding returns is the idea that the money you have today is worth more than the money you will have in the future because you have the chance of making a profit on it during the said interval.

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