Pensions Awareness Week Ireland (PAW) is back and bigger than ever! Join Moneycube and over twenty other contributors from 19 – 23 September to create a roadmap for your financial future. PAW22 will offer: 1. Free financial information and a series of online events covering the A to Z of pensions 2. Free 1-2-1 consultations on your pension 3. We’ll also … Continued
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All eyes are on the UK just now following the death of Queen Elizabeth. Are the UK’s financial markets also at a turning point? In a difficult year for most regions, UK markets have outperformed so far. The FTSE100 index of top 100 companies is down around 5.5% in Euro terms (and only around 2% … Continued
We want many things from our investments. But above all, an investment needs to be sustainable – in the broadest sense of the word. If the instrument you’re investing in isn’t going to be there in a few years when you need it, there is a major problem. Recent changes in Europe known as SFDR … Continued
I pay €600 into my pension each month. But money is getting tighter – and on top of that, my pension’s performance has been woeful this year. Should I stop paying in until things settle? – Anon With inflation above 9 per cent, cutting costs is sensible. It’s tempting to reduce your monthly pension commitment: … Continued
Two banks are departing the Irish market in 2022. That means somewhere around 10 million direct debits will need to be changed! If you bank with KBC or Ulster Bank, it’s well worth acting now before the rush to update the direct debit for your regular payment. If you’re changing bank and have a regular … Continued
One of the most popular fund ranges, from one of the most popular investment managers, just got easier to access in Ireland. Vanguard LifeStrategy became readily available to Ireland-based investors in late 2021. Vanguard’s LifeStrategy funds have in fact been available in Ireland for some years… but only in sterling funds, with high minimum investments, … Continued
My pension is invested in three funds with one of the big pension companies in Ireland. Its performance seems very poor. I know that investments can go down as well as up – but can I do better? And when is enough enough? – MQ, Co Cork When markets go down – as they have … Continued
There have been some dramatic changes in financial markets – and the world in general – over the last six months. As we approach the half-year market, it’s time to look at what has happened, how things are likely to unfold in the second half of 2022, and what it means for your investments and … Continued
The small benefit exemption is a concession which lets employers in Ireland give staff a voucher – but not cash – free of tax. In Budget 2023, the value of the small benefit exemption was doubled from €500 to €1,000 per year, effective from 2022. From an employer’s perspective, no employer PRSI applies to the … Continued