Social partner model for occupational pension schemes – old wine in new bottles

Both the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (BAMS) and the Federal Ministry of Finance (BMF) are currently interested in improving occupational pension schemes (bAV). On the one hand, there is the concept of a “new” implementation route via the collective bargaining parties as the sponsors of the occupational pension (“Nahles pension”). On the […]

Can the “New Social Partner Model Company Pension” prevent increasing old-age poverty?

– Which disadvantages even the new occupational pension scheme (bAV) does not eliminate –   Both the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (BAMS) and the Federal Ministry of Finance (BMF) are currently interested in improving occupational pension schemes (bAV). On the one hand, there is the concept of a “new” implementation route via […]

Loss of purchasing power, demographics and low interest rates destroy supply dreams

“The safest thing about the state pension is the pension gap.” (André Kostolany) If we compare the prospects of past and present pensioners with those of future generations of pensioners, we find that over the decades the legislator has roughly halved the provision via the German Pension Insurance Federation (DRV) in relation to the last […]

Lawyer for banking law in Munich

Banking law: errors in advice, credit traps and more As a lawyer for banking law, I know that a bank has been part of our daily life since our earliest childhood. Just remember your first savings book, which you probably got at primary school from the nice savings bank advisor next door. We withdraw money, […]

Drying up of life insurance – too few investment options for too much money

– Why life insurance has outlived its usefulness as a capital accumulation vehicle –   Wim Duisenberg, ex-president of the ECB, when asked how he invests his money: “Personally, I’m in the fortunate position of having no reserves.”   Statistically, up to more than 80 million German citizens own more than one life insurance policy. […]

Retirement planning with annuity purchase instead of life insurance or sovereign wealth funds with cash cover

– How the state can ensure the efficiency of retirement planning for the middle class –   After 31 years of work, average earners will only receive a basic pension (social welfare level, with up to less than 758 euros per month) – low earners would have to work 63 years in social security for […]

Legal advice for your private pension provision

Private pension provision and its pitfalls Anyone who wants to take out insurance for old age cannot afford to ignore a private pension plan today. The standard of living with the statutory pension in the future is doubtful. A well thought-out concept for a private pension scheme is therefore equally important for self-employed and employees. […]

Every retirement plan on one leg is dangerous

Are state parliamentarians threatened with poverty in old age? Trade union pension experts complained in 2018 that members of a state parliament received 3.675% p.a. of their diets as a pension under the pension law in force until 2007, with a calculated income of EUR 8,220 after five years, i.e. EUR 1,510 as a pension. […]

Why private basic pensions often lead to losses for policyholders

A marketing expert remarked: “The best marketing agency is in Berlin – that is, the government”. First came the Riester pension with subsidised allowances, then the increasingly tax-deductible basic pension – also known as the Rürup pension. One financial services provider said: “The shift from state to private retirement provision is a growth market for […]

Deposit insurance and guarantees at banks, government bonds and insurance companies worthless?

All guarantees, in whose security one lulls oneself, have no absolute value. After all, the decisive factors are the conditions and the legal framework for this, political legal certainty and the economic default risk of the guarantor.   Guarantee certificates Looking for “total return investments” where you end up getting 100% of your investment back […]