U.S. sales of individual non-variable annuities shot up a startling 46% in the third quarter, according to new, preliminary sales data from Wink Inc.
The Des Moines, Iowa-based life and annuity sales information firm based the preliminary figures on survey responses from life insurers that account for about 94% of total U.S. individual non-variable annuity sales.
Wink did not give the dollar value of non-variable annuity sales in the press release announcing the new results. But, a year ago, Wink survey participants reported generating about $20 billion in non-variable annuity sales in the third quarter of 2017.
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The new 46% increase figure suggests that insurers might have recorded about $29 billion in individual non-variable annuity sales in the latest quarter.