Who’s got your back? Apparently no one. Accenture’s new Global Retirement Services Survey shows that consumers are concerned about underfunded pension schemes and are ready to invest to take care of themselves in retirement.

In our survey of more than 8,000 consumers in 15 countries, several key findings emerged:

  • 82 percent of respondents are worried about their post-retirement finances
  • 57 percent believe their standard of living will drop when they stop working
  • 93 percent realize they are reliant when they retire, to a greater or lesser degree, on their personal savings

Consequently, strong demand is emerging for retirement services and investment products. But are life insurers ready?

How life insurers can respond

In the report, we outline how insurers can deliver better retirement services, noting that:

  • Improvements in customer segmentation are essential to helping distinguish among those whose needs are complex, diverse or simple
  • Relevant products and advice must be available to engage various customers according to their needs
  • Traditional business models won’t ensure success for those who want to take advantage of the opportunity

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