News and Press releases


Every tenth 61-year old chose the partial old-age pension

During its first two years, 23,000 persons (10,300 in 2018) chose to take payment of the partial old-pension. Nearly 90 per cent selected to take out the maximum amount, or half of their earned pension pot. On average, they were paid 790 euros per month. Recent statistics of the Finnish Centre for Pensions reveals that […]

Sharing economy and insurance

The sharing economy poses a challenge in terms of pension insurance: when is a person working on digital platforms a self-employed person and when an employee?  A new website, soon available also in English, offers information on the statutory obligations relating to sharing economy.

Age at retirement continues to rise

The average age of retirement on an earnings-related pension in Finland edged up to 61.3 years in 2018, according to statistics from the Finnish Centre for Pensions. New retirees were one month older than the year before. Overall the number of new retirees on an old-age pension was considerably down from the previous year as […]

2018 Pro Gradu Award up for grabs

Each year, the Finnish Centre for Pensions grants a Pro Gradu Award of €2,000 to a quality Master’s thesis accepted at a Finnish university in the previous calendar year.

Slightly fewer rejected disability pension applications

According to statistics of the Finnish Centre for Pensions, the number of new disability pension decisions grew considerably in 2018. At the same time, the share of rejected disability pension applications dropped for the first time in a decade.


Gender gap in pensions persist in spite of extended working lives

The working lives of men and women are almost equally long, but women still get lower old-age pensions than men. The problem lies in women’s lower wages and their work history. Extending working lives alone will not fix the gender gap in pensions, researchers at the Finnish Centre for Pensions argue. 

Changes in our Customer Services

Our Customer Service answers your questions on pensions from abroad, insuring work abroad and taking out pension insurance, as well as general questions on earnings-related pensions, at one phone number. At the same time, our eService has expanded, and you can also contact us via Messages.

Pension indicators in concise package

Pension Indicators offers a concise information package on the status and outlook of earnings-related pensions in Finland. This annually updated report has been compiled for the decision-makers and all interested in the outlook of pensions.

Unemployment still a major risk for elderly workforce

Although more than half of the Finnish and Dutch population who work in their mid-fifties manage to reach their retirement age, there are many trajectories out of the labour market. Reforms in the 2000s have contributed to longer working lives in both countries, but elderly women and low-educated workers continue to run a greater risk […]

The supervision of the self-employed based on 2017 tax data has begun 

The Finnish Centre for Pensions supervises that the self-employed meet their insurance obligation under the Self-employed Persons’ Pensions Act. If the value of the work input of the self-employed person exceeds the limit set in the Self-employed Persons’ Pensions Act (€7,645.25 in 2017), the self-employed has to take out pension insurance under the Act.

Will the Gender Gap in Europe Narrow?

Women’s pensions are nearly 40% lower than men’s in Europe. Experts at the international research conference at the Finnish Centre for Pensions on 18 May looked for solutions to this problem.

Central Figures in Pocket Statistics

Pocket Statistics, published by the Finnish Centre for Pensions, includes central statistical data, time series and info-graphics on pensions. The most recent figures date back to year-end 2017.

Press releases

Effective retirement age slightly higher in 2017

According to statistics of the Finnish Centre for Pensions, people in Finland retired on an old-age pension at age 61.2 years on average in 2017. This is about one month later than in 2016. The number of new retirees was 75,000 persons, of whom three out of four retired on an old-age pension.

Pension scandal triggers pension reform in Sweden

At least two premium pension funds are suspected of having defrauded Swedish pension savers of more than 100 million euros.  A reform of premium pension acts, set to come into effect in July 2018, helps Swedes retain their trust in the pension system.

Nearly 150,000 Finns took the part-time pension

As a result of the 2017 pension reform, the part-time pension was replaced by the partial old-age pension. A review of the 30 year history of the part-time pension shows that it was particularly popular among white-collar workers. In 2016, every fifth retiree on a part-time pension worked in education.

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Finland in top five in international pension comparison

The Finnish retirement income system ranked 5th in the international Melbourne Mercer Global Pension Index (MMGPI) comparison published today. For the fourth time in a row, Finland topped the integrity and transparency sub-indexes, but the country’s overall ranking fell by one notch.

Every third elderly considers working in retirement

Finns are more increasingly interested in working in retirement. As many as every third person aged between 54 and 62 years considers working after they have retired. In particular, the self-employed, the highly educated and those who are worried about their retirement income are interested in working while drawing a pension.

Low pensions for disabled young people

The average disability pension of under-45-year-olds was 905 euros in 2016. A recent study by the Finnish Centre for Pensions reveals that two thirds of the young disability pensioners got only a national pension.

Changes in work greatly impact pensions and public finances

A stagnated growth in wages would, in the long run, increase the pressure to raise the pension contribution amount by 4 percentage points. In addition, it would increase the distress of public finances. Full employment would raise future earnings-related pensions, ease their financing and remove the sustainability gap. The new scenario calculations illustrate the impacts […]