Who has the best pensions in the world?

December 1, 2020

Pension consultancy Mercer provides an annual list looking at how retirement is done around the world. Each country is handed an overall scored based on three metrics: Adequacy of the […]

How is retirement savings changing in Ireland?

October 30, 2018

Mercer Ireland conducted a recent survey on retirement benefits from company paid pension schemes. The survey showed that in 2000, more than 90% of retirements were from Defined Benefit [DB] […]

Should I consider consolidating my pension funds?

June 26, 2018

The recently published 2018 Deloitte Millennial Survey found that 43% of those surveyed see themselves leaving their current jobs within two years. Only 28% plan on staying beyond five years. This […]

What is the Pension time bomb?

May 22, 2018

For many years, the subject of the ‘pensions’ time-bomb’ and what to do about it has been discussed in Ireland. We have had reports, new products, pension levies but the […]

Pension auto-enrolment – does it work?

February 13, 2018

Last September, in a speech to the employer’s group IBEC, Leo Varadkar announced the centrepiece of the upcoming national pension plan – auto-enrolment. He told the audience that two-thirds of […]

Pension Poverty

September 5, 2017

For 25 years, the pensions industry has been talking about the ‘pension’s time bomb’. The Irish population is ageing and from 2016, we will see a large annual increase in the […]