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AMRF changes – what’s happening?

There’s no doubt that the Irish pensions landscape could benefit from being simpler. So the abolition of Approved Minimum Retirement Funds, or AMRFs from 1 January 2022 is broadly to be welcomed. But what does it mean if you’re approaching retirement, or if you already have an AMRF?  We’ve set out the main considerations for … Continued

5 ideas to make the most of your finances in 2022

Whether you’re in a new job, recovery mode, or looking for new ways to maximise the extra cash you’re saving, we can help you sort your finances in 2022. Take stock of what you’ve got Last year was a great time to be invested.  For Euro-based investors, global markets rose by more than 27%. There … Continued

What will drive markets in 2022?

Predictions are hard – especially about the future, goes the old adage.  But many of the factors that drove a 27% return in developed markets for the first 11 months of 2021 are still with us going into 2022. So what should investors look out for in the markets in 2022?  Here are five trends … Continued

What should I do with my KBC PRSA pension?

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. The KBC PRSA seemed a great alternative When it comes … Continued

Investing in Vanguard LifeStrategy funds in Ireland

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 is on the way!

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

How to make a lump sum contribution to top up your pension

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