More than 16 million people “riests”.
GroKo actually wanted to improve this model of pension provision - but not in 2021, according to a media report.
: Union and
The SPD * had
in the coalition
according to a media report,
the Ministry of Finance * under Chancellor candidate
Olaf Scholz has
stopped the project for the time being.
After the news, strong criticism came from the business world.
Berlin - The GroKo should
not want to promote
the reform of the
until further notice.
This is reported by the
, referring to a Ministry of Finance paper that it claims to have available.
legislation in 2021
, the point missing thus.
According to the report, there are already sharp reactions.
for example, called for
General Association of the German Insurance Industry (GDV)
Pensions: The points of a "Riester revolution"
The contracts are
"difficult to see through"
for private investors
"Our pension system is no longer in
The balance between the
pay-as-you-go system and
funding is missing.
Pensions: when will the Riester reform come?
Vendors urge Scholz & Co. to act
His proposed solution?
“A simpler, subsidized old-age provision with
more flexible guarantees
that combines security with opportunities on the capital market.
Then Riester has great potential, especially for
Hans Joachim Reinke
Hans Joachim Reinke
, head of the Union Investment fund company,
is said to have written
to Finance Minister
Olaf Scholz (SPD)
For more and more savers, the Riester pension would have two major shortcomings:
low interest rate
100 percent guarantee
on savings contributions
The latter guarantee should be reduced to
Reinke in the
, who also wants to know that one in five of the more than 16 million Riester contracts is
“no longer saved”
2020 pension report
stated that around
of employees were entitled to a supplementary pension from the company pension scheme or from a Riester pension.
It is also pointed out that
in particular still do
not provide enough additional provisions for old age.
This mainly applies to
The social association
commented on the report as follows: It shows "that people who live on the edge of the subsistence level cannot make private provisions for old age".
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