Broker News

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

Global equities suffered one of their worst months in years in September, as aggressive monetary tightening weighed on investors’ minds, writes Ian Slattery.

The Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe TD, published the Finance Bill 2022 last week.

Zurich marks 150 year journey from startup to leading global insurer. By reacting constructively to challenges as the modern world emerged, Zurich has evolved into a global business covering more than 210 countries and territories.

From 17th October, and over the next few weeks, we will be writing out to Ulster Bank and KBC Bank customers asking them to provide us with their updated bank details.

In this investment podcast recorded on October 10th 2022, we speak about recent market movements and Zurich Investments current positioning and outlook. This month we also take a look at the benefits of holding sovereign bonds in your investment portfolio. All the information contained in this podcast was accurate at the time of recording.

Last week saw the US consumer price index come in higher than expected with core inflation rising 6.6% for September, faster than the 6.3% rate in August, writes Ian Slattery. 

In the nine months since we launched our Income Protection product to the market, we have been delighted with such a huge response, positive feedback and the sales we have achieved in such a short space of time.

US equities rose from an almost two-year low on Monday and Tuesday, with the S&P 500 rising 5.6%, its best two-day move since 2020, writes Ian Slattery. 

To officially mark Zurich’s partnership with Down Syndrome Ireland (DSI), Barry Sheridan, CEO of DSI and the DSI fundraising team were welcomed to the Zurich office in Blackrock.

Last week’s most prominent development was undoubtedly the fallout from the announcement of the new UK government’s mini budget growth plan the previous Friday, writes Ian Slattery. 

Maximising pension contributions can be a very effective way to help your clients save for the retirement they deserve. With this in mind we've put together targeted sales aids to help you discuss the options available.

On September 27th, Paschal Donohoe TD (Minister for Finance) and Michael McGrath TD (Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform) delivered the Budget for 2023 to the Dáil.