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This clued-in forty-something couple are taking financial advice now to make sure their pensions perform for a bright and sunny future. This article is an Irish Times Content Studio production.

With a retirement master plan that involves a camper van and a lot of travel, forty-somethings Mary Gorman and Tony Grant have smart pension strategies in place. This article is an Irish Times Content Studio production.

A smart approach to money, investments and careful planning has ensured that Belfast native Eddie Hamilton is on track to retire by his goal age of 50. This article is an Irish Times Content Studio production.

Zurich has recently enhanced our fund offering by adding a new Indexed Commodities Fund to our range as a standalone option for investors. The fund also forms part of the alternatives component of the Prisma multi-asset fund range.

‘We encourage people to start as early as possible’, says Tommy Shannon, managing director of Excel Industries. This article is an Irish Times Content Studio production.

As banks continue to reduce their branches across Ireland, customers are increasingly doing their banking transactions online. New digital banking alternatives are also on the rise, while at the same time traditional banks are exiting the market. So what does this mean for customers?

Over the last number of years, strong, positive investment market returns, coupled with record low interest rates for money held on deposit, has seen many people taking a little more risk in order to increase their chance of making a better return on their money.

‘A pension is a really important benefit because it’s a very tax efficient way of saving for retirement,’ says Maeve McCleane of Lidl Ireland. This article is an Irish Times Content Studio production.

Busy mum of three, Michelle O'Donohoe is planning for her children’s futures. In this video interview she talks about her motivations for saving and why seeking guidance from a financial advisor helped her get started on her smart saving journey. 
Zurich’s annual research into pension coverage in Ireland reveals the benefits of paying into a retirement fund and provides insights on the attitude of adults towards financial advisors during COVID-19.