In Ireland, women receive pensions that are 26.1 per cent lower than men's, according to a European Commission report* from 2018. The report considered total income from all sources, including State, occupational, and private pensions. For those on modest incomes, the report found the pensions’ gender gap in Ireland was lower than other European countries, largely because … [Read more...] about Women Need to Know their Pension Position!
What if I told you I could give you an opportunity to take money from a company without any tax bill, you’d be interested right? … [Read more...] about The only thing bad about a pension is the word ‘pension’
In February of this year the Government published an ambitious 5 year pensions roadmap outlining its vision for the future of the Irish pension system: The “Roadmap for Pensions Reform 2018-2023” is a … [Read more...] about The future of Irish pensions: Proposed reforms between 2018-2023
When it comes to pensions, it is becoming increasingly important that we do not just ask our clients what they have in their pension pot but more significantly what type of pension is their pension pot in? As the pension rules can result in dramatically different outcome for clients. Pension Types in Ireland People are surprised to know that in Ireland we have the … [Read more...] about Death and Pensions
Part of the roadmap for pensions in Ireland involves the implementation of the IORPs (institutions for occupational retirement provision) II Directive. This brings with it the general development of international pension transfers in the Irish marketplace, with a particular focus on the UK (inbound) and Malta (outbound). What is IORPS? The original IORPs Directive in 2003 … [Read more...] about What does the IORPS II Directive mean for International Pension transfers?