Zurich Life Blog

A round up of all the latest news, views, commentary and analysis on the insurance, pensions and investment industry.

US equities had a mixed performance for the week due to indications of a cooling economy and varying signals within the labour market, writes Ian Slattery. 
In this article we are going to explore the changes introduced to the pensions system in the 2024 Budget and Financial Bill. In addition, our Budget 2024 article provides more of an overview of the changes introduced.  
During the holiday-shortened week, the major US equity indices closed lower. The release of the Personal Consumption Expenditures Price Index (PCE), which is the Federal Reserve's preferred gauge for tracking inflation, showed little change compared to previous months, writes Ian Slattery. 
Keeping on track of your expenses doesn’t have to be difficult or a chore. With some simple steps and useful tools, you can easily keep on top of your monthly and yearly outgoings enabling you to set a savings goal and achieve it.
Zurich won ‘Best Use of Content Marketing for home insurance’ at the European Search Awards which took place in Prague on Thursday 23rd May.

Is it possible to drive without insurance in Ireland? The short answer is no, you can’t drive without car insurance because it is a legal requirement. In this article we are going to explain what happens if you drive without insurance. 

The major indices recorded widely varying results over the week. Equities saw a surge in the major tech-heavy indices, largely driven by NIVIDA’s strong earnings report, while the Dow suffered its worst week since early April, writes Ian Slattery. 
Regularly reviewing and updating your protection plan is important to ensure that it remains aligned with changing financial circumstances, goals, and market conditions. In this article we will look at five reason why you should review your protection policies to ensure they are meeting your cover needs.

April marked a shift in investor sentiment as a series of higher readings from inflation metrics in the US saw investors re-evaluate their interest rate expectations. Higher inflation triggered stock markets to pull back from recent highs as the Federal Reserve’s willingness to cut interest rates decreased, writes Richard Temperley.

Zurich’s partnership with Pride Dublin began in 2021 and since then each year together we have celebrated diversity, freedom and respect during Pride Month. We take a look back over events that have taken place and see what’s in store for this year.