What should I do with my KBC PRSA pension?

KBC’s leaving Ireland. The Belgian bank that once seemed set to challenge the dominance of AIB, Bank of Ireland and Permanent TSB is packing its bags.  If you have PRSA pension with KBC Bank, should you stick with it or move? We outline your options. KBC’s PRSA seemed a great alternative When it comes to … Continued

Investing in Vanguard LifeStrategy funds in Ireland

One of the most popular fund ranges, from one of the most popular investment managers, just got easier to access in Ireland.  Vanguard LifeStrategy just became readily available. Vanguard’s LifeStrategy funds have in fact been available in Ireland for some years… but only in sterling funds, with high minimum investments, and considerable hassle. Now it’s … Continued

Question of the month: Should I invest via my local bank?

I have held around €40,000 in cash savings for some time. My bank recently approached me and suggested that I invest some of the cash I have saved with them. Should I take its advice? – Anon, Co Meath Ireland’s banks have been grappling with a strange problem lately: too much money. These days, minding … Continued

Pensions Awareness Week is on the way!

Pensions Awareness Week Ireland (PAW) is back and bigger than ever!  Join Moneycube and over twenty other contributors  from 20 – 24 September to create a roadmap for your financial future. PAW21 will offer: 1. Free financial information and 30 online events covering the A to Z of pensions 2. Free 1-2-1 consultations on your pension 3. We’ll also be speaking … Continued

How to make a lump sum contribution to top up your pension

Everything you need to know to make a last-minute pension contribution ahead of the 2020 income tax deadline Making a lump sum pension contribution is a great way to rapidly increase your pension provision and secure your financial future. And now is a great time to top up your pension and claim income tax relief … Continued

Investing in private equity

Sometimes the challenge with investing is not identifying great opportunities – but getting access to them.  Many of the best growth stories in recent years have come from companies that have stayed away from the public markets, and grown with private capital. Stripe and Revolut are just two examples of multi-billion businesses that have grown … Continued

What are your pension options when you leave your job?

When you change job, your pension options change too. It’s a great time to look at your pension provision and make some improvements.  Typically, you’ll have three options for your pension when you leave your job.  You can do nothing.  You can move it into the pension that comes with your new job.  Or you … Continued

Moneycube’s midyear market review 2021

The markets have been a positive place for your money in the first half of 2021. There were decent gains to be had in equities, corporate bonds (mostly) and many commodities. What drove that performance, and what does it mean for the next six months, and beyond? Equities had three tailwinds in H1 In Euro … Continued