I'm in my 60s

If you are in your final years before retirement, exciting and new opportunities are ahead. Some people can feel nervous about the changes that lie ahead. No matter how you feel about retiring the secret is to plan in advance. 


Life and Pensions products are provided by Irish Life Assurance plc.


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    Important Information

    These Figures are estimates only. They are not a reliable guide to the future performance of this investment. The value of your investment may go down as well as up.

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    Tax Relief

    Tax Relief Information

    • Did you know, subject to revenue limits, every Euro you pay into a pension may qualify for tax relief meaning you could get almost half your money back if you're a top rate tax payer (40%)

    • E.g. if you contribute €100 per week to your pension and you pay tax at the higher rate of 40% the net cost works out to you at around €60 per week

    • Tax relief is not guaranteed. Rates are current as of October 2016

    • To claim Tax relief, you can apply to your inspector of taxes to adjust your tax credits. Contributions deducted from salary will receive immediate tax relief. To be eligible to claim income tax relief, your income must be taxable either Schedule E or schedule D (case l or ll).

    • If you are self-employed, you must include your pension contributions in your self-assessment tax returns in order to obtain income tax relief. Any employer contributions will receive tax relief in the year the contribution is made.

    • Pension income in retirement is subject to income tax at your highest rate on withdrawal, Universal Social Charge, PRSI (if applicable) and any other charges or levies (“tax”) applicable at this time.

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    Pension calculator assumptions Information

    • Regulator contributions go up by 2.5% each year over the term of your plan. Contributions are invested in a standard PRSA product, which has a fund management charge of 1% per annum and a contribution charge of 5% of each contribution.

    • The projected values assume an investment return before retirement of 5.00% per annum. This rate is for illustrative purposes only and is not guaranteed. Actual investment growth will depend on the performance of the underlying investments and may be more or less than illustrated.

    • An inflation rate of 2.5% per annum is used to express future values in today’s terms.

    • The estimated annuities quoted are payable monthly in advance. The guaranteed period is 5 years, so in the event of early death during these five years, the income will continue to be paid for the balance of this period.

    • Annuity payments increase by 1.5% per annum.

    • The annuity rate at your retirement date will depend on long-term interest rates and life expectancy assumptions at that time and is likely to be different from the annuity rate used in the illustration. Different annuity options can be chosen at retirement.

    • Under the finance Act 2012, the age at which people qualify for the state pension will increase over time – to 66 years of age in 2014, 67 in 2021 and 68 in 2028.

    • The state pension (Contributory) for a single person is €12,132 p.a. as of January 2016

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    Your Questions Answered

    These Figures are estimates only. They are not a reliable guide to the future performance of this investment. The value of your investment may go down as well as up.

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Need to talk to us about your choices at retirement? You can…


  • Call us on 01 771 5867 to speak to one of our Financial Advisors today

  • Request a call back from our Financial Advisors, they'll be happy to answer any questions you have about pension options through AIB.

  • Alternatively, you can drop into any AIB branch and ask to speak to a Financial Advisor.


Allied Irish Banks, p.l.c. is tied to Irish Life Assurance plc for life and pensions business. Allied Irish Banks, p.l.c. is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland. Irish Life Assurance plc is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland.