Vanguard index funds and ethical investing are two of the biggest investing trends in Ireland today. So what happens if you put both of them together? Here’s our review of Vanguard’s SRI (socially responsible investment) or ethical fund offering for Irish investors. Read on to find how you can construct an ethical portfolio for your … Continued
Category: Fintech and digital wealth
Technology is changing how we use financial services. It’s driving down costs, creating new ways to save your money and giving more control over your money.
Fintech’s exciting – but how can this digital disruption benefit you as an investor or pension save?
Our fintech and digital wealth blog discusses the changes that technology is bringing to Ireland.
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Tax is complicated and expensive, so Moneycube loves simple ways to save on it. Here’s one of our favourites – the small gift exemption. This tax break lets anyone give another person up to €3,000 per year without triggering a tax charge for the giver or the receiver. We find it a great way to … Continued
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
Your 40s are typically some of your peak earning years. So how do you make the most of them? Here’s our top 5 money mistakes to avoid in your 40s. All your wealth in property Many people in their forties have paid down the mortgage on their house and seen their salary go up, and … Continued
For some reason, many people investing their money in Ireland get talked into investments which lock up their cash for five years or even longer. Moneycube explains why most people should avoid investment plans that come with early exit fees attached. And if you’re considering a plan like this, we have some simple suggestions before … Continued
Choosing the right financial adviser can save you a lot of time, money and hassle. Here’s Moneycube’s 5 point guide to getting the help you need, the way you want it. 1. Who needs advice? Before you jump in, think carefully about where advice will really be valuable. There’s no point in paying for something … Continued
So, after 13 years in Ireland, Rabodirect announced on 21 February that they are shutting the doors. Moneycube outlines some alternatives for the hungry saver. What’s happened? Netherlands-based Rabobank will close down its Irish operation, Rabodirect, on 16 May 2018. That gives its customers a bare 6 weeks to sort out an alternative home for … Continued
Even the best bank in Ireland is charging you way over the odds for basic services. It’s well documented that Irish people and businesses pay more and get less from their banks, compared to other European countries. (Take a look here, here and here for evidence). But now we know that Sparkasse, a major German … Continued