Savings & Investments Ireland
You want to feel in control of where you put your money when it comes to savings and investments.
However, there is a lot of conflicting and confusing advice when it comes to looking after your money.
We believe information is good but trusted information is better.
That’s why we work with you to ensure your money works harder and get the top rates of interest for your savings.
We will create an investment solution that is bespoke to you.
How Oaktree Financial do it
- We look at your investment requirements. This could be anything from a regular savings plan to a lump sum investment; a large pot ready for investment or small amounts that you would like to see grow. From savings accounts and deposit account, to funds invested in markets and bonds, we find the solutions to suit individual investors. We also look at your goals – what do you want to achieve with this money?
- We take a look at the duration you want to invest for. This can be short-term – perhaps you are hoping to see a quick return on some cash. Or long-term – retirement is one of the most common reasons for long-term savings. Or perhaps you have a specific time period in which to achieve your financial goals, with an occasion such as a wedding to save for, or a child’s further education to contribute towards.
- We assess the level of risk and reward you are comfortable with. Investments with potentially higher returns tend to carry a higher element of risk, and it’s important to remember that with some investments your money could reduce as well as grow. Future performance is reliant on many factors, and while having a reliable guide to investing is the best way to increase your fund, they should always give you a warning the value of your money might decrease. But there are many savings options available and if you are more risk-averse, we will be able to recommend you a product more suitable for your needs. We will also make sure you are fully insured, guarding against future disasters as well as aiming for future growth. Life assurance and other financial security protections will always be considered alongside the money you invest. We prioritise the individual, and will ask you to fill in a risk questionnaire to help us tailor your investment solution to your unique requirements.
- We then take a look at matching your requirements to all the major investment managers and product solutions available on the Irish market. With our expertise, industry-insider knowledge, and thorough research, we match our clients with the perfect financial solutions for their individual needs.
How Savings and Investments work
Savings and investments can feel like an intimidating world to the uninitiated. But at Oaktree Financial we are here to help you navigate the way to financial success. The first step is to establish your financial goals. Are you saving for retirement? Perhaps you dream of a bigger house, a lavish wedding, or you want to save something for your children’s future. Work out what your current aims are and you’ll be ready to start your investment journey.
What are the risks of savings and investment plans?
It’s important to remember that, with any investment, the value of your investment could go down as well as up. The money you invest is hard-earned, and that’s why it makes sense to obtain expert advice before you start investing. Good advice gives you the best chance to save money, increase the value of your investment, and find the best investment option for you.
How much do savings and investments cost?
If you’re considering investment options, whether you have a lump sum or want to establish a regular savings plan, you need to know the cost of those investments too. Fees for certain funds, as well as currency exchange rates can all affect your overall return.
With savings accounts, interest rates are the obvious point to consider. But the flexibility of the account may also be important to you, as may other factors such as the past performance of the fund, ease of access to your money, or savings being in a lower risk account.
Chat – Discover – Analyse – Present – Implement – Monitor & Support
Step 1: Chat – Step one is always a friendly chat with one of our expert advisors. We value all of our clients and feel it’s important that we get to know each other, in order to give you the very best personalised advice tailored to your needs.
Step 2: Discover – Once we’ve introduced ourselves, we’ll need to dive a little deeper into your personal finances, in order to understand your current financial position, and your financial goals.
Step 3: Analyse – Our expert advisers will take the information we have gathered from you and analyse it in detail. We will examine all your financial options and thoroughly research the best deals available to you.
Step 4: Present – Once we have done extensive research and have come up with our recommendation, we will present our findings to you. We will suggest saving and investment plans that correspond best with your stated aims, balancing financial security with your tolerance to risk, and giving different options for a sensible savings plan. We will then discuss all the ins and outs of the arrangements in detail, answering any questions you may have, and ensuring you, the client, are 100% happy with your choices.
Step 5: Implement – If you are happy to go ahead, we will then take on the responsibility of implementing your new financial plan, dealing with the paperwork and guiding you through the process of investing and setting up whatever accounts are required. We’ll be with you throughout the journey to ensure you are always happy and in control of the process.
Step 6: Monitor and support – Oaktree Financial are by your side from step one onwards. Once your financial plan is in place, we will continually monitor the progress of your investment plan, giving further advice and support as and when you need it. We will ensure your investment plan continues to help you towards your goals, whether that is through lump sum investment options, as a regular saver, or through policies such as life assurance. If life circumstances change, or you want to make alterations to your arrangements, or you simply wish to check in on how things are going, we are always here to help.
This calculator helps you work out how much you need to save each month to meet your savings goal.
Making a plan for saving and investing with Oaktree Financial
From saving money for a rainy day to building funds for a pension; easy access lump sum investments or savings accounts, investment funds and life assurance – whatever your financial needs, Oaktree Financial can help.
If you need a reliable guide to savings and investment in Ireland, get in touch with Oaktree Financial. Our friendly expert team can help you navigate the risks of the investments markets, so whether you are saving for a pension or college fees, you can make your nest egg go that much further.
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