Thursday 26 April 2018

What is the pension gap?!

Mark Reilly

Mind the Pension Gap
Mind the Pension Gap

Pensions expert, Mark Reilly answered your questions about pensions. See his answers.

Pensions can be confusing. In this live blog session, we have a pension expert  with over 18 years of experience to answer your questions.

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


Mark is the Pensions Sales Manager with Aviva Life & Pensions Ireland. Previously Mark was Aviva’s Pensions Product Manager. He’s worked in the pensions industry for over 18 years and has previously held positions in Norwich Union and Bank of Ireland Private Banking. Mark is a Qualified Financial Adviser, a member of the Irish Institute of Pension Managers, an Associate of the Irish Taxation Institute (AITI) and holds an MSc in Marketing.

*Source: Aviva September 2016

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