For years now, the Irish pension industry has been actively encouraging Government to take firm action against the ‘low levels’ at which Irish people have been saving for retirement. The … Continue reading Pensions 2022 – but to whose benefit?
By Frank Conway Top 5 Pension Planning Tips There are a few smart tactics to be considered to keep pension plans on track, depending on the types of pensions an … Continue reading Budget 2018 – 5 Pension Planning Tips
Just last week, US regulators gave their approval to a new gene therapy drug that promises to revolutionize the treatment of various cancers. A ‘living’ drug that, if it delivers’ … Continue reading Is medical science putting your pension system at risk?
By: Frank Conway If one thing is certain in pensions, it’s this; risk is never far away. And when it comes to defined schemes, whether Defined Benefit (DB) or Defined … Continue reading Despite the Defined Benefit risks, pensions still make sense
By Frank Conway When Leo Varadkar, the Minister for Social Protection claimed that the State Pension was unsustainable, he wasn’t being a sensationalist, he was being a realist. The State … Continue reading 3-point plan for increasing pension uptake
To stave off pensions ‘time-bomb’, more education needed to highlight benefits By Frank Conway Founder, MoneyWhizz.org. A report from the Central Statistics Office today shows that the number of … Continue reading Financial education required to boost pension participation
Could you survive 50 years post employment in financial comfort? There is a €440 Billion hole in the Irish State pension purse. In 2013, Time Magazine ran a story about … Continue reading Reforming the pension reform champions
Accounting is the systematic and comprehensive recording of financial transactions pertaining to a business, or so one dictionary would have you believe. In fact, when it comes to global insurance, … Continue reading Have annuity funds gone sub-prime under accounting alchemy?
Most people may not be familiar with the name or the face but David Kingston has done us all a good service. Mr. Kingston used to run Irish Life and … Continue reading Why this pensions expert has done us all a good service
George Osborne, the UK Chancellor today published his latest budget where he placed savers at the top of his priority list and announced a range of incentives, the Irish ministry … Continue reading UK prioritises and rewards savings culture, Ireland should take note!
The UK pensions Minister, Steve Webb will today announce a major clampdown on excessive pension fees. A legal cap on fees is to be introduced to prevent millions of workers … Continue reading Ireland must take note of UK pension fees clampdown
The Irish Government seems intent on shaking as much money as it possibly can out of the savings accounts held within Irish banks. And for those that invested in a … Continue reading Stop saving and give us your pension money – how state plans to exit bailout