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
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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
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
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
I am 63 and, because I am hoping to retire in the next two years, a lot of my pension is held in a cash fund. However, the value is steadily decreasing due to charges and inflation. What options do I have to avoid this? – Anon, Co Kildare The low-interest rate environment of the … Continued
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
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
I’ve moved jobs and have received a letter from my previous employer but have no idea if I should take my pension with me. Is this possible/ advisable? – Anonymous, Dublin The last fifteen months have seen a lot of career changes, and many of us are receiving letters concerning our pensions from old jobs. … Continued
Introducing Moneydocs At Moneycube, we’re big believers in helping you take control of your money. That’s why we’ve created Moneydocs. You can download it here. DOWNLOAD What does Moneydocs do? It’s a place for you to record your key financial information – both to make it easier for you to run your financial life, and … Continued