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Selling Annuity Payments

Annuity payments are designed to provide a steady stream of income for financial stability now or down the road. However, there may be times when it is necessary to sell your annuity payments for cash now. Whether you are in a financial emergency or need funding to manage a life event, selling your payments may be your best option. Here are some of the most common reasons why people decide to sell their annuity payments:

  • Paying off high interest debt
  • Buying or renovating a home
  • Paying college tuition
  • Taking advantage of a new investment opportunity
  • Divorcing
  • Paying for medical care
  • Taking on an unexpected life event

If saving or delaying payment is impossible, selling your annuity payments may be your best option to avoid putting your life on hold. In our next section, we will discuss how you can sell your annuity payments.

How to Sell Your Annuity Payments

When you sell your annuity payments, you will have the option of either selling some or all of your annuity payments to a factoring company on the secondary market depending on your financial situation. For many people, a partial sale will make the most sense because they will still be able to receive the tax benefits of annuity ownership and receive payments later on. However, in other situations, a full sale of all payments will be necessary to receive the largest lump-sum payoff available.

One final topic we would like to talk about in this subject is the actual amount you should expect to receive in the form of a lump sum. There are many things that factoring companies will look at when determining a figure. These will include the value of the annuity, the amount of payments being sold, the interest rates, the economic market, etc. These companies are in the market to make money, so you shouldn’t expect to receive the full value of the annuity in cash. However, the trade-off is that you can receive money immediately to take control of your financial situation.