Thank you to those of you who were able to join us for our Ignite 2023 conferences this month. We hope you found it positive and insightful and that it helps to set your business up for the year ahead. Remember, as part of Zurich’s sustainable efforts, from 2023, we are holding paperless events. All our literature and collateral will now be hosted online. It's not just good for you but its good for the environment. You can download all the supporting materials from our Ignite 2023 conferences on zurichbroker.ie.
As we move towards February, we want to remind you of our special offers, industry updates and product news. These have been developed to support your conversations with your clients as you help them to plan for their future.
As always, if you have any questions regarding any of the topics in this newsletter please do not hesitate to contact your Zurich Broker Consultant.
We had a huge response to the launch of our Master Trust at the end of 2022. We're delighted to offer even more flexible options for you and your customers including new 0.85% AMC Options. For more information on how the Master Trust can help you invigorate your business for 2023, speak to your Zurich Broker Consultant.
As we look forward to 2023, we maintain a preference for equities over other asset classes. The prevailing market consensus is that inflation has now peaked, and that rates will therefore peak by the middle of 2023.
Zurich’s Pension, PRSA, Investment and Savings products offer a range of underlying investment funds which are managed internally by Zurich or by one of our external fund manager partners. These funds are classified as either Article 6 or Article 8 under Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) with the full list available in the Zurich Fund Guide Brochure.
The Finance Act 2022 was enacted on 15 December 2022. Amongst other changes to pensions, the Act confirmed that the Benefit in Kind for an employee, which was previously triggered by an employer contribution to a PRSA, has been removed. This has come into effect on the 1 January 2023.
The latest addition to our Signature free ‘OnlineApply’ offering – Single Premium PRSAs is now available. Built on the same platform as our signature free Personal Pensions, Savings and Income Protection products, this is a quick, easy, and innovative way to submit business to Zurich.
Please note that payments made via EFT (Electronic Funds Transfer) to these accounts once closed will be not be transacted. Please also note that most EFT payments are usually settled on the next business day, however, some EFT payments may take longer and this should be factored into the timing of the payment and the closing of the accounts on 10th February.
Kerry native Jerome Griffin has always had an eye to the future. Aged in his early forties, this savvy retailer started a pension in his thirties to provide the kind of adventure-filled retirement he wants. This article is an Irish Times Content Studio production.
Ronan O'Neill Head of Retail & Corporate Marketing
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