Q&A session with a pensions expert
Richard Hales answered your questions about pensions live. Here are his answers.
Pensions can be confusing. In this live blog session, Richard Hales will answer your questions about pensions.
Planning for the future is not everyone’s priority, and often, the stage of life you are at will affect your attitude to pensions. Recent research shows that only 47% of Irish workers have a pensions*. This means many of us will face a gap in our savings. Indeed, Ireland has the third largest pension gap in Europe, an average of €12,200 per year per person*.
You can take a first step to shaping your future now: work out what your pension gap is by using Aviva’s simple calculator at www.mindthepensiongap.ie
Richard leads Aviva’s Pensions Technical Services team responsible for providing technical pensions knowledge. This involves a daily interaction with Aviva’s broker consultants and brokers. He has re-joined Aviva since January 2015 having worked here previously for a number of years and has over 15 years experience in the life & pensions industry. Richard is a Qualified Financial Adviser, Retirement Planning Adviser & Tax Technician.
*Source: Aviva September 2016