A Guide To Annuity Basis Points

Shawn Plummer, CRPC

Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor

What are Basis Points?

Definition and Importance

Basis Points (BPS) are a critical unit of measure in finance, representing 0.01% or 1/100th of a percent. This tiny unit is essential for expressing small changes in interest rates, bond yields, and investment fees with precision and clarity.

Practical Applications

Interest Rates

Basis points simplify the communication of changes in interest rates. For example, a change from 2% to 2.25% is clearly stated as an increase of 25 basis points, avoiding potential confusion in percentage terms.

Investment Fees

Investment fees are often expressed in basis points to highlight small yet significant differences. A fee of 50 basis points translates to 0.50%, allowing investors to easily compare costs across different financial products.

Bond Yields

When discussing bond yields, basis points provide a precise way to convey yield changes. For instance, a yield change from 3.00% to 3.10% is a 10 basis point increase, ensuring accurate communication in financial analysis.

Annuity Basis Points

Basis Points Conversion Table

Basis Points (BPS)PercentageDecimal
1 BPS0.01%0.0001
10 BPS0.10%0.0010
50 BPS0.50%0.0050
100 BPS1.00%0.0100
250 BPS2.50%0.0250

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Shawn Plummer, CRPC

Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor

Shawn Plummer is a Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor, insurance agent, and annuity broker with over 14 years of first-hand experience with annuities and insurance. Since beginning his journey in 2009, he has been pivotal in selling and educating about annuities and insurance products. Still, he has also played an instrumental role in training financial advisors for a prestigious Fortune Global 500 insurance company, Allianz. His insights and expertise have made him a sought-after voice in the industry, leading to features in renowned publications such as Time Magazine, Bloomberg, Entrepreneur, Yahoo! Finance, MSN, SmartAsset, The Simple Dollar, U.S. News and World Report, Women’s Health Magazine, and many more. Shawn’s driving ambition? To simplify retirement planning, he ensures his clients understand their choices and secure the best insurance coverage at unbeatable rates.

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