Zurich Life Blog

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

How much can you save with the 12-month savings challenge? Follow our monthly schedule and get saving with our downloadable 12-month savings calendar. 

Equities enjoyed a positive November, marking back-to-back monthly gains for the first time in 2022. Markets were buoyed by a growing consensus that inflation has peaked in the US, and this will subsequently lead to a more dovish approach from the Federal Reserve, writes Ian Slattery.

Zurich survey indicates inflation could be leading to underinsured homes with over one third of homeowners unaware that premiums are calculated on the rebuild cost and not the value of their home.

Raising a minimum of 10% of the value of a new house (first time buyer) is now the minimum requirement for getting on the housing ladder. The key to building up that deposit is to start saving. We have lots of handy tips and tools to get you closer to achieving your savings goal.

Are you looking for ideas for financial planning this new year? Do you need to set some financial goals for the year ahead? Help is on hand with 16 financial new year’s resolutions for 2023 to get you financially fit this year. 
In this investment podcast recorded on December 9th 2022, we speak about recent market movements and Zurich Investments current positioning and outlook. This month we also take a closer look at the different equity sectors and in particular value stocks and growth stocks.
The recent market rally in US equities stalled last week on the back of strong economic indicators which did little to dampen inflation expectations, writes Ian Slattery. 

We all want to have a comfortable later life. An expert tackles the pension questions we need to know and explains how you can set yourself up. This article was first published on thejournal.ie.

Christmas at home is a time of celebration but it can also have some potential fire hazards. Follow our 12 Christmas fire safety tips to keep you and your family safe during the festive season.
We have complied a list of tips to help you drive safely in winter weather and ensure your car is well maintained for various winter driving conditions. 
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