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Three in five self-employed intend to work past retirement age

The self-employed expect to continue working past retirement age clearly more often than employees. The biggest reason for staying on is having enjoyable and inspiring work, but financial reasons come into play as well. Only half of the self-employed feel they are paying enough to provide sufficient pension cover. Some plan to continue working because […]

European network MoveS holds seminar in September in Finland

What is the status of cross-border cooperation between European social security institutions today? Where are we heading from the point of view of European experts? These topics will be discussed at the MoveS seminar arranged in Helsinki, Finland, on 13 September.

Indicators of social security and growing workforce mobility

The adequacy of pensions gains in importance for the economic well-being of an ever-growing share of ageing Europeans. One of the keynote speakers, Rudi Van Dam (Chair of ISG), points out that the social security indicators have to be improved and made more multi-dimensional. The job is not easy, because the indicators are a politically […]


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.

EU lippuja

Brexit may affect social security

The British MPs rejected Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal in a vote on 15 January 2019. This does not mean, however, that Britain will exit from the bloc immediately, with no deal. Together with the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health and other authorities, the Finnish Centre for Pensions monitors the situation.

Growing number of working retirees

One in ten 63-67-year-old retirees works.  The number has grown slightly year-on-year. The majority of work done in retirement is irregular and part-time work. The working retirees have, on average, higher earnings-related pensions than others of the same age.

Press releases

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 […]

One third of partial old-age pension retirees not working

The partial old-age pension, a new pension type introduced at the turn of the year, has turned out to be more popular than expected. A recent questionnaire survey conducted on behalf of the Finnish Centre for Pensions reveals that every third person who gets a partial old-age pension is not working.

’I will also get a pension’: Campaign simplifies pension information

The Finnish Centre for Pensions has launched a campaign in which it tells about earnings-related pensions in a simple and easy-to-understand way. The Facebook site includes, among other things, a pension calculator that tells you what your retirement age is and gives you an idea of how much pension you will get.

Pension gap between men and women: €600 on average

In 2016, €26 billion were paid in earnings-related pensions in Finland. That is an increase of €700 million compared to the previous year. A record-high 57,000 persons retired on an earnings-related old-age pension last year. Although the gap between men’s and women’s pensions has narrowed, it is still considerable.

Average monthly pension €1,632

The average monthly total pension in 2016 was 1,632 euros. Women’s pensions averaged 79 per cent of men’s. The highest pensions were paid in Uusimaa (€1,942) and the lowest in Southern Ostrobothnia (€1,403).