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‘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.

Zurich Life’s active management means careful investment strategies can drive retirement income, despite what’s going on in the world. This article is an Irish Times Content Studio production.

Now is the best time to start looking at your pension, say the experts at Zurich Life. With tax relief available, there’s lots of scope to build a nest egg for the future. This article is an Irish Times Content Studio production.

Zurich Life’s active investment strategy is about doing well - and doing good at the same time. This article is an Irish Times Content Studio production.

How is it different to a savings account?: 5 big questions about pensions, tackled by an expert. This article was first published on thejournal.ie.