Pension Articles

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


At Zurich, we’ve learned a lot about the impact of the Institutions for Occupational Retirement Provision (IORP) II on pensions over the past 24 months.

We will shortly be writing to employers and we want to keep you fully informed of our actions.

To meet with the new IORP II requirements, these arrangements must be wound up and their assets transferred to either the Zurich Master Trust (ZMT) or another suitable arrangement within a very tight timeframe.

As we continue to navigate the new PRSA landscape we've pulled together an FAQ document to help you better understand the changes and the opportunities available. 
There was a huge amount of Pension change over the course of the year and we thought that as we near the end of the year, it would be a good time to do a recap on it before we move into 2023.

Further to our recent communication, with only a few working days left in the year, the deadline to make a formal commitment is rapidly approaching.

Budget 2023 saw an increase in the State pension bringing it to €265.30 per week. But could you afford to live off the State pension when you retire? Zurich’s annual pension research reveals the financial concerns people have when thinking about their retirement. 

We’re delighted to announce the latest addition to our Signature Free ‘OnlineApply’ offering – Single Premium Personal Pensions, including transfers from other life offices.

Although an Approved Retirement Fund’s primary purpose in retirement is to provide a source of income for the retiree, another factor to consider for those that have an ARF is that ARF withdrawals can result in a PRSI record being accrued for the individual which can be very useful for boosting their PRSI credits and accessing state benefits such as the State Pension (Contributory).

Earlier this week the Pensions Authority announced significant changes to the rules governing Executive Pension Plans. So what are the implications to these changes?

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