This is probably what you tell yourself when you hear about new online savings sites like Birdee.
And it’s true. Many of us have built up a steady level of savings in a bank account or life insurance policy somewhere. For years these have been the traditional foundations for any sensible savings strategy.
The problem now is that these vehicles are giving much lower returns than ever before – and that looks set to continue for a long time. We might even reach the point where it costs us money to save.
There are of course more profitable investment options such as mutual funds or unsecured capital, but they are often difficult for a non-financial expert to understand. And you often need deep deep pockets to even get through the door of a private bank or a wealth management firm. If you’re like millions of other people, when it comes to investment options, you’re stuck – somewhere between the high street and the high end. In this gap, many of us can’t find an investment solution that meets our needs.
That's why we're launching Birdee!
Birdee is a new way for ordinary savers like you and me to access the best funds and make the most of your money.
Birdee offers a simple, transparent and fun way to invest. You can put in as much or as little as you like (minimum deposit = €1,000). We create and manage our own portfolios, allowing us to keep costs down and charge a single annual fee of just 1%. We help you choose those portfolios that fit you like a glove and then we manage them for you.
You don’t need to be a financial expert, or even the slightest bit interested! We’ll explain things without jargon, we’ll tell you if things need tweaking and we’ll do everything we can to minimise your risk and maximise your return. You can track your investments online, via a computer, tablet or mobile and you can take your money out at any time with a few simple clicks.
And the best thing about Birdee?
You can try before you buy! We offer a virtual investment platform where you can see how our portfolios perform over time with an imaginary investment. It’s free to do, easy to set up and there’s never any commitment to invest real money. So even if you’re cash is tied up somewhere else at the moment, you can still come and try us out today.
See you soon on Birdee!
Geoffroy de Schrevel