Irish Life

Confidence for the future: investing guide

Investing is about more than growing your wealth; it's about securing your future. It gives you the chance to grow your money and potentially beat inflation. And with lots of different options, we can guide you to the one that’s right for you.

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Two easy ways to invest

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Multi-award-winning investment managers

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80 years looking after the needs of people in Ireland

Feel confident investing with Irish Life

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Where does my money go?

Invest in a plan that’s suitable for you

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Why should I invest?

The chance to grow your money and potentially beat inflation

Investment Growth Calculator

Use our investment calculator to see how your investment might grow.

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*We recommend a minimum time frame of five years

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Estimated investment value after 5 years

Based on 2.5% annual growth

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Assumptions and other key information:

• We have assumed a growth rate of 2.5%. Typically when investing over the long term (5 years or more), 2.5% growth is likely to require taking a medium level of risk, with anything higher requiring a more adventurous outlook, and anything lower being more cautious.
• The value of your investment may grow at a faster or slower rate meaning the value of your investment may be expected to fall from time to time as well as rise.
• The assumed growth rate is net of any fees that may apply, e.g. management fees.
• A government insurance levy (currently 1%) applies to investments in insurance based investment plans. The contributions above are assumed to be net of this levy.
• Exit tax of 41% is payable on investment growth.
• These assumptions and figures quoted are for illustrative purposes only.
• Calculations made using this calculator do not account for inflation. Inflation may reduce the real returns on your investment over time.

Warning: If you invest in these products you may lose some or all of the money you invest.
Warning: The value of your investment may go down as well as up.
Warning: These funds may be affected by changes in currency exchange rates.