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National Pension Fund Payouts Could Become “Pocket Money”

National Pension Fund Payouts Could Become “Pocket Money”

SEOUL, Aug. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — With worry by the public over the depletion of the national pension fund becoming more widespread, many critics are saying that the monthly subsidies provided to retired senior citizens may become “mere pocket money,” unable to cover the most basic daily expenses in the future. According to the Ministry [...]

8 in 10 Low-Income Earners Will Have No Pension After 65

8 in 10 Low-Income Earners Will Have No Pension After 65

SEOUL, Jun. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — Eight out of ten low-income, middle-aged and elderly people between the ages of 38 and 63 will likely face an uncertain financial future after retirement without a private pension or retirement pension, let alone the national pension, even after they turn 65. This forecast is based on an audit [...]

National Pension Fund Earns 13 Tln Won from Equity Investments This Year

SEOUL, May 12 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s national pension fund has earned nearly 13 trillion won (US$11.5 billion) from stock investments this year thanks to the bullish stock market, data showed Friday.  According to the data by market tracker FnGuide and industry sources, the value of 278 stocks, of which the National Pension Service [...]

Private Pension Savings Fall Far Short of Investors’ Needs in Old Age

Private Pension Savings Fall Far Short of Investors’ Needs in Old Age

SEOUL, April 26 (Korea Bizwire) – Payouts by private pension savings accounts to investors significantly fell short of needs for post-retirement life, official data showed Wednesday. The average monthly payout by private pension savings stood at 260,000 won (US$231) last year, down 20,000 won from a year earlier, according to the data from the Financial [...]