PENSION SLOW DOWN
Investment in group and self-employed pensions slumped last year amid an overall decrease of 11% in new business, according to the latest figures from The Irish Insurance Federation.
The Sunday Business Post reports new annual premium business fell by 11% but a 4% increase was recorded for new single premium business. Between 2009 and 2010 life business grew by 8% in terms of new business annual premium equivalent but the pensions side of the market declined by 8%.
Savings products were more popular last year but there was a marked decrease for protection products.