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#Friends First

# friends-first - Friday 22 September, 2017

Poll: Do you expect to have a mortgage paid off before you retire? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you expect to have a mortgage paid off before you retire?

A new poll suggests that nearly half of Irish people expect to still be paying off a property loan when they reach retirement age.

# friends-first - Sunday 11 June, 2017

Friends could be more important than family

“It’s smart to invest in the friendships that make you happiest.”

# friends-first - Tuesday 10 September, 2013

Two thirds of Irish householders have seen their income reduced in past year

A new survey from Friends Firsts shows 67 per cent have seen a reduction in income. Elsewhere, there’s an increase in the number of people in work investing in a pension.

# friends-first - Tuesday 4 December, 2012

Independent TD Mattie McGrath occupying Friends First premises

McGrath and five others are occupying the Loughlinstown premises after a meeting with managers this morning.

# friends-first - Tuesday 25 September, 2012

"It's a pensions time bomb" - 1 in 5 people stop contributing to their pension

More than two thirds of people surveyed have a pension – but many are finding it too difficult to keep up with monthly financial commitments.

# friends-first - Wednesday 14 September, 2011

Number of people relying on State pension to grow

New research has revealed that thousands of people without a pension are planning to rely on the State pension when they retire.

# friends-first - Wednesday 14 July, 2010

IRISH INSURERS believe the recession is over but there’s no willingness to spend. New research from Friends First and Millward Brown shows that insurers are finding it difficult to secure new business.

The survey finds that half of insurance businesses in the state believe the recession is over, while 94% say its difficult for businesses to get finance from the banks. 87% also said the public did not have confidence to spend in the current climate.

The survey sampled 100 insurance brokers on their attitude to the sector and the economy as a whole.

Brokers said that over half of their clients were reducing their contributions to investments and pensions.

Eamonn Twomey of Friends First said: “While there are some signs that a recovery is underway, it is clear that consumers are finding it very difficult to save for their futures.

Meanwhile there has been more bad news on the economic front from the ESRI.