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SEPA transfers made easy–everything you need to know

You’ve heard of SEPA payments, but what does it stand for, and how does it actually work? We unpack all you need to know about SEPA transfers here.

8 min read

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Best ways to send money online internationally

Sending money overseas? Here’s what you need to know to get the best exchange rates and avoid hidden fees on your international money transfer.

8 min read

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The ECB’s key interest rate: what it is and how it affects you

Since July 2022 the European Central Bank has raised its key interest rate. But what exactly is it? Read on to learn how it works and what the changes might mean for you.

12 min read

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The myth of starting early: Why it’s never too late to start investing

Are your finances doomed if you don’t start setting money aside early? We explain why investing early is more difficult than it seems, and what you can do to grow your money at any age or stage.

10 min read

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What are bonds?

If you're looking for more predictable ways to invest, bonds might fit your investor profile. Find out more about what bonds are and how they work.

6 min read

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What to know before you start investing

Getting started with investing can feel like a big task, but it doesn’t have to be. Here are some of the most important points to consider when you’re planning to invest your money.

10 min read

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Trading vs. Investing: Understanding the Key Differences

Trading and investing — what’s the difference? And what might be best for you? Brendan Walsh, a veteran investor, digs into the details and gives his expert opinion.

6 min read

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What are stock options? Understanding how they work

If your compensation package includes stock options, it's time to discover what they are. Find out here about how stock options work (and what happens if you leave your job).

5 min read

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What are mutual funds? Types, fees, and FAQs

Making informed decisions about your financial future takes research and attention. The next step? Learning about mutual funds and what they can bring to your investment portfolio.

5 min read

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Making your money work for you: What to do when you have extra cash

If you’ve found yourself with a few extra euros in your account but feel stumped on what to do with them, you’ve come to the right place.

6 min read

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Investment for beginners: what is investing and how to easily get started

From purchasing real estate to buying stocks, investing is the key to a secure and stable financial future. In this guide, learn what investing is and what you need to know to get started.

5 min read

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What is an investment portfolio? Creating and managing your investments

Making responsible and informed decisions about investing can unlock long-term financial stability. This article explains what an investment portfolio is and how to get started.

5 min read

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What are stocks? A complete walkthrough for beginner investors

The stock market is becoming more accessible — you can even make trades on your phone. But what are stocks, exactly? Here's what new investors need to know to add stocks to their investment portfolio.

6 min read