Ireland’s pension crisis submerged by Irish Water

May 12, 2016 Tom Murray

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Ireland’s pension crisis submerged by Irish Water "That is no country for old men” is the opening line of Yeats’ “Sailing to Byzantium” referencing Ireland in 1928 but it could just as well apply to the Ireland of 2016. 76 days after the general election, Ireland’s new government has finally published their ‘Programme for a partnership government’, which sets out the government’s priorities for the next few years and resolving the pension’s crisis gets very short shrift.
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Investment Life & Pensions Moneyfacts: Depoliticising Pensions

May 05, 2016 Tom Murray

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This article was originally commissioned and published in the April 2016 edition of the Investment Life & Pensions Moneyfacts publication. Following the Budget, Tom Murray argues that pensions policy needs to be taken out of the day-to-day Government cycle and treated more like a major infrastructural project.
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Exaxe recognised among Top 10 Policy Administration Solution Providers 2016

April 26, 2016 Sharon Cronin

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Exaxe recognised among Top 10 Policy Administration Solution Providers 2016 by Insurance CIO Outlook   April 26, 2016 – Exaxe, the award winning, SaaS provider to the insurance industry, has been named in the Insurance CIO Outlook’s Top 10 Policy Administration Solution Providers list of 2016.
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TechLife newsletter April 2016

April 18, 2016 Sharon Cronin

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TechLife newsletter April 2016 The April print edition of TechLife is now available online. TechLife is published every quarter and is filled with news, opinion pieces, white papers and information on legislative changes within the life and pensions industry in the UK and abroad.
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PRIIPs – Regulatio ad absurdum

April 14, 2016 Tom Murray

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PRIIPs – Regulatio ad absurdum In January 2011, I wrote a blog entitled “Two pints of lager and a packet of PRIPS, please”, which was slightly less than confident about the efficacy of the EU’s proposal to introduce more regulations around the sale of PRIPS (Packaged Retail Investment Products).  Since then, teams of people in various EU bodies have beavered away at enormous cost and finally, 5 years later, their definitive directive is about to become EU-wide law. 
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The Taper-worm that’s looking to consume your income

April 05, 2016 Tom Murray

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The Taper-worm that’s looking to consume your income The start of a new tax-year means it’s time to give yourself a financial health-check. Although, thanks to the iniquity of the Retail Distribution Review, far more people will be reviewing their financial health themselves instead of turning to the expertise of an Independent Financial Adviser, given how off-putting the up-front costs for advice are.
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Another contract win for Exaxe as Aviva selects Illustrate plus

March 30, 2016 Sharon Cronin

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ANOTHER CONTRACT WIN FOR EXAXE AS AVIVA SELECTS ILLUSTRATE PLUS SOLUTION NEWS RELEASE  Dublin, Ireland, 30th March 2016 Exaxe, the specialist SaaS solutions provider for the life and pensions industry, is delighted to announce that it has won a new contract with Aviva, the leading composite insurer for life, pensions, general and health insurance products.
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UK 2016 Budget: Beware of chancellors bearing ISAs

March 16, 2016 Tom Murray

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UK 2016 Budget: Beware of Chancellors bearing ISAs There was much talk before the budget about shelving major pension changes.  The atmosphere in the midst of the great Brexit debate was seen as unpropitious for a major upheaval in the pensions market, traditionally beloved by a large segment of the Tory-voting base.
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Exaxe shortlisted for the Fintech Innovation Awards 2016

March 08, 2016 Sharon Cronin

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EXAXE SHORTLISTED FOR THE FINTECH INNOVATION AWARDS 2016   Dublin, 8th March 2016 Exaxe is delighted to announce that it has been shortlisted for the Innovation in Insurance (B2B OR B2C) award at the 2016 FinTech Innovation Awards which is due to take place in The Brewery London, on 13th April 2016.  
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[Pension] freedom’s just another word for nothing left to lose

March 02, 2016 Tom Murray

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[Pension] freedom’s just another word for nothing left to lose Midst the cacophony of the Brexit debate and the speculation over the shape of the next budget, the actual effect of the last major changes to the pension system is being glossed over.
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