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Question of the month: should I buy Ryanair shares?

I’m thinking of investing €10,000 in Ryanair shares.  Is that too little to invest – and is there a better alternative? – Margaret, Dublin Question of the month is a new regular feature on the Moneycube blog. If there’s an aspect of investing or pensions that you’d like us to cover, drop us a line. … Continued

What are your pension options when you leave a company?

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

Are KBC investment funds any good?

KBC Bank has made a great effort to explain investing in Ireland, offering investments from just €125. So should you invest in KBC’s funds? We’ve reviewed their offering to help you decide. Read on to find out more on KBC’s fund performance, costs, and some alternatives. How do KBC’s investments work? KBC’s offering is focused on a … Continued

Affected by a credit union savings cap? Here are some alternatives

Credit unions are one Ireland’s quiet financial services success stories.  Usually based on local or employment connection, they have helped millions of members boost their savings and manage their money. As people’s savings and earnings have recovered over recent years, more and more money is flowing into credit union savings. A sign of success – … Continued

Should you move your UK pension back to Ireland?

If you’ve spent a few years working in the UK, it’s likely you’ve built up some decent pension provision.  Now you’ve moved back, should you bring your pension with you? Here are five questions to help you decide. Why should I move my UK pension? There are several reasons bringing your pension back to Ireland … Continued

Standard Life GARS fund: time to head for the exit?

Is your money in Standard Life’s GARS fund?  If the answer is yes, it’s time to review your investment strategy – and the advice you’re getting. The Global Absolute Return Strategies fund has been a favourite for Irish financial advisers and brokers in recent years.  We’re wondering why. Got money stuck in GARS and wondering … Continued

Best place to invest money in Ireland in 2019

Welcome to Moneycube’s annual roundup of the best investments available in Ireland. We’ve chosen five funds we think have strong potential, in 2019 and beyond. Whether you’re a new investor, looking to invest a large lump sum, or seeking income from your investments, we’ve got a fund for you. We’ve also crunched the numbers to … Continued

Buy the market: investing in Vanguard funds in Ireland

If you have a lump sum to invest and simply want to gain exposure to the whole stock market, Vanguard’s index funds could be the answer.  Their funds are simple, well-run, and great value. For Irish investors with a lump sum of around €25,000 or more, they’re very competitive. Vanguard have a range of funds … Continued

End-of-year investing checklist

It’s almost the end of 2018.  Here are Moneycube’s five to-dos to wrap up your 2018 investments and finances. 1. Review your capital gains tax position If you purchase shares directly, this one’s for you. Some investors will be sitting on losses following recent market moves.  Combined with the annual capital gains allowance of €1,270, … Continued