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
Category: Starting a pension
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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
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
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
If you work for yourself, funding a pension is something that can get left behind. There are plenty of competing demands on your cash, especially in the early years of trading. Here’s how you can make a start on your pension if you’re in your 40s and self-employed. Some good news to begin with The … Continued
It’s the only question that really matters when it comes to your pension. Here, we explore the four factors that determine how long your pension will last. 1. How much is in the pot? It’s the natural starting point. How much have you saved up to now – and by how much has it grown? … Continued
‘Never bet against America’, says legendary investor Warren Buffett. He’s among many who have suggested that investing in the S&P 500 is a viable approach for many investors with a long-term horizon. So what’s the S&P 500, why is it of interest to an Ireland-based investor, and how can you access it? What is the … Continued