Saving Articles

A round-up of all the latest savings articles from Zurich Ireland.


The first edition of Pension Matters, a quarterly market report has been published. Read the full report here

Zurich’s annual ‘Cost of Education’ survey shows families now more likely than last year to start a savings fund.

Parents expect to pay more this back-to-school season as prices on items from clothing to notebooks are on the rise, according to a new survey by Zurich of almost 1,000 parents across Ireland.

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.

A flexible management approach leads to consistent performance.

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. 

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 sooner, rather than later.

Research by Zurich reveals that 78% of people who have a financial advisor believe the advice they have received has had a positive impact.

Zurich’s Prisma multi-asset funds recently reached an impressive new milestone of €5bn in assets under management.* The Prisma range which targets five different risk profiles is highly popular amongst investors and now has over 60,000 policyholders since launching in 2013.

Timing the markets and getting a forecast of the economy exactly right is an elusive concept. Therefore, holding a diversified range of assets that move in different directions depending on market conditions can be helpful to investors.