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Retirement savings

Ageing population pushes up costs of getting old

Asia's ageing population is increasing the demand for health-care and retirement products in the region, says Paul Murray, the managing director of life and health products for Swiss Reinsurance.

Thursday, 7 March, 2013, 6:12am

Cost of buying a home is main obstacle to retirement saving

With property prices rising, down payments have become a burden for homebuyers. Two in five Hong Kong respondents said buying a home or paying a mortgage was derailing their effort to save money, as were paying for children's education, pay cuts and the economic downturn.

21 Feb 2013 - 6:07am

MPF funds: a chooser's guide

New rules enabling members of Hong Kong's Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF) to transfer their contributions to a provider of their choice have increased the range of funds.

But with more than 460 from which to choose, you could be forgiven for feeling overwhelmed. Matters are not helped by jargon used to describe the funds.

26 Nov 2012 - 2:17am

How to get the best MPF funds

Thinking about changing your MPF plan? The recently implemented portability scheme gives you some freedom to move. And, as you search through fund data, you will notice there is much to choose from. Funds can vary greatly in terms of their returns, fees and risks.

12 Nov 2012 - 10:56am

People know best what to do with their own money

The Mandatory Provident Fund is a good thing because it forces very low income groups to save money, which they otherwise might not do.

Letter to the editor,October 21

23 Oct 2012 - 4:19am 3 comments