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Research Shows 2 in 3 Irish Parents have no Will

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Irish Life, Ireland's leading life and pension company, today announced new research findings¹ around Irish parent’s attitudes towards having and making a formal will to launch its Will Wise Campaign. Alarmingly, almost 2 in 3 (62%) of parents surveyed do not have any formal will arrangement, but just 15% believe they don’t require a will. The research also looked at parents’ approach to guardianship and whilst seven in 10 parents agree it’s important to include a provision for their child /children in their will, one in five of the parents with a will say they haven’t made a provision for guardianship.

As part of the Will Wise campaign, for a limited time, customers will receive a voucher to arrange a basic will, when they apply for a new Life Insurance plan with Irish Life. You need to apply for the plan between Monday, 22nd September and Friday, 17th October 2014 and it should start on or before 28th November 2014. The will can be completed with a solicitor from Irish Life’s independent panel for no additional charge. Will Wise vouchers will be issued to customers availing of the promotion in December 2014, and will be valid until the end of March 2015.