It is important to put some time into planning your pension. The choices you make will have an impact on the income you will get when you retire and the lifestyle you will be able to afford.

Planning your pension might seem like a complicated task, but the earlier you get started the better, as this will give you more time to make contributions, and more time for your pension fund to grow in value.

In the choosing products section we explain the different types of pensions that might be available to you through your employer, and personal pensions which are usually taken out by people who are self-employed or company directors.  

Who regulates pension plans in Ireland?

The Pensions Authority regulates occupational pension schemes and Personal Retirement Savings Accounts (PRSAs) in Ireland. The Central Bank regulates the companies (such as banks, life assurance companies and investment firms) that provide personal pension plans and PRSAs

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