Irish Pensions and Finance

Life Cover – Here’s what you need to know!

If the recent global pandemic has thought us anything, it is that life can be unpredictable. Considering the thought of yourself or a loved one passing away unexpectedly is not something any of us like to think about. But putting plans in place now can give you massive peace of mind that your family willContinue reading “Life Cover – Here’s what you need to know!”

When should you start a pension?

If you are in your 20s or 30s, there’s a good chance you haven’t given much thought to your retirement. You’re still in the early stages of your career and it can seem like a long time away, a problem for future you. It makes sense that you would focus on prioritising what’s important toContinue reading “When should you start a pension?”

Where did it start?

As we come towards our thirtieth anniversary, IPF has 65 employees, over €700M in funds under management and 24,000+ clients. By any measure, we’ve been a strong and successful company over a sustained period of time, but where did it all start? I spoke to Owen Dwyer, the company’s founder and ex-MD who retired last year.Continue reading “Where did it start?”

Sunday Business Post

This working life: Time out of work means money out of your pension Job sharing, unpaid parental leave and reduced hours may be attractive ways to improve work-life balance, but they must be considered when planning for retirement. “You can’t get the time back.” This is what I say to my clients, and indeed myContinue reading “Sunday Business Post”

Introducing IPFs New Managing Director

We are delighted to announce the recent appointment of Claire Hanrahan as IPFs new Managing Director. A Qualified Financial Advisor, Claire joined IPF in 2005 having previously held roles in Zurich and VHI. She was promoted to Team Manager at IPF in 2008 and later progressed to become a Partner and Chief Operations Officer atContinue reading “Introducing IPFs New Managing Director”

Are you retirement ready?

​Irish people are living longer in retirement, but how can you make sure your finances reflect that?​There is no reason why any of us should approach retirement with anything other than a positive outlook. The average life expectancy in Ireland has risen from 69.8 in 1960 to 82.3 in 2019*, meaning most of us willContinue reading “Are you retirement ready?”

6 months of the IPF Service Centre

It has now been 6 months since we launched our Service Centre, a dedicated phone line service which gives clients the opportunity to have their queries answered instantly by a Financial Advisor. No need for an appointment and no irritating hold music!Over the duration of this 6 months, our Advisors have taken over 1,000 callsContinue reading “6 months of the IPF Service Centre”