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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 €75,000 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

What’s an index fund?

An index fund is a type of fund designed to track the performance of a particular market as closely as possible. The aim is to replicate the performance of that market, while keeping costs as low as possible, by setting the fund on ‘autopilot’, and reducing the need for expensive fund managers. Index funds in Ireland … Continued

Storm clouds gather: what’s an investor to do?

Last week was a bumpy ride for investors as markets dipped 2 or 3 per cent on Wednesday and Thursday, before flattening a little on Friday.  What’s going on?  And what’s to be done? The immediate cause here is rising US interest rates, which went up at the end of September, mainly in response to … Continued

Investing with a direct debit: drip, drip, drip

Is there space in your monthly budget for a regular investment?  There are a lot of benefits to the drip-feed approach. It’s not long since you needed a large chunk of cash to start investing.  That’s changed now, and Moneycube can arrange investments from €250 per month. We’ve described some of the benefits of investing … Continued

Does buy-to-let still stack up for investors in Ireland?

Despite Ireland’s housing shortage, it’s hard to make the numbers add up when it comes to investing in buy-to-let property. The individual landlord faces increasing regulation, professional competition, and a big bet on Ireland’s volatile property market. Moneycube describes what’s going on, and some investment alternatives if you’re considering a property investment. The maths looks … Continued