Our clever algorithms mean peace of mind for you. They're busy keeping an eye on your savings and will let you know when it's time to check in with your investments.
If you receive an alert as a result of the daily review on your investments, you can choose to make changes to your investment to make sure your money is still working for you.
Returns over the last month have been -0.06% which is poor for a very high risk/return investment.
However, it is normal for investments to go up and down in the short term and this performance has not generated an alert.
We only alert you if it's really worth it. For example, we won’t bother alerting you if a new fund is launched whose charges are 0.02% lower. But if markets are becoming more volatile and there is a significant risk of loss between now and your target date, we'll let you know. We do this by monitoring:
To see if other investments in our comparison tables have significantly better projected returns.
Checking whether the recent performance of your investment has been particularly good or bad.
Checking your investment is on track to meet the targets you've set - how much money you want to save by a certain date.
Whether the risk / return profile of your investment has changed since you set your target.
Whether other investments in our comparison tables have similar projected returns but significantly lower charges.
We'll email you a summary each month, and you can choose how you'd like to receive alerts in the app.
No, CushonMe will alert you to certain events, but you still make all your own decisions on what to do.
Sometimes the most obvious course of action might not be right for you. For example, it might not make sense for you to switch to an investment with higher projected returns if you are expecting to cash in your investment soon. In this case, you might be better off reducing the level of risk you are taking instead. Our aim is to make it quicker and easier for you to invest your money sensibly. We provide some very powerful tools, but we cannot predict the future. Investing is always risky and there is always a chance that you get back less than you put in. You have to take responsibility for your own decisions and it is important that you understand the risks of investing.
It can't protect you from a crash, but it will alert you if market conditions are becoming unusually volatile and the risk category of your investments has increased. This helps you to act more quickly to mitigate potential losses, if you want to.
Stock market crashes don’t usually happen overnight. For example, the 2008 crash unfolded over a number of weeks and in the first few days various indicators of future market volatility went up significantly. CushonMe monitors these indicators and uses them to alert you if the risk category of your investment changes. This provides you the option of switching into lower risk / return investments which can protect you from the worst effects of a crash.
The exact circumstances in which CushonMe will generate an alert are as follows:
We will compare the projected returns on your investment to alternative investments in our comparison tables.
Alerts will be generated if: Alternative investments are identified with most likely projected returns more than 0.2% higher than your current investments and with the same level of risk
We will compare the total charges on your investment to alternative investments in our comparison tables.
Alerts will be generated if: Alternative investments are identified with more than 0.2% lower charges and more than 0.2% higher most likely projected returns than your current investments and with the same level of risk. (This means we will not alert you to lower charge investments unless they also have higher projected returns.)
We will calculate the return on your investment over the last rolling 1-month period
Alerts will be generated if: Your investment has incurred losses of more than a certain percentage over the last month. The percentage loss that triggers an alert varies depending on the level of risk/return you have selected:
|Risk / Return||Percentage loss over last month|
|Very High||12% or more|
|High||8% or more|
|Medium||6% or more|
|Low||1% or more|
We will assess whether your investment is still on track to achieve the target you have specified (eg £10,000 by 1 Jan 2025).
Alerts will be generated if: There is a 60% or greater likelihood that your investment will not achieve your target
We will perform a "bad case" projection for the value of your investment on your target date and check it against the "bad case" when you last confirmed your risk/return selection or changed your target..
Alerts will be generated if: The “bad case” projected value of your investment on your target date falls substantially lower than it was when you last confirmed your risk/return selection or changed your target. The threshold worsening in “bad case” for an alert to be generated varies depending on the level of risk/return you have selected as follows:
|Risk / Return||Worsening in "bad case" that triggers an alert|
|Very High||20% or more|
|High||15% or more|
|Medium||10% or more|
|Low||5% or more|
We will assess the current overall risk / return category of your investment using our standard methodology (same as is used for our comparison tables).
Alerts will be generated if:
Market conditions are unusually volatile meaning your investments have a higher level of risk / return than you originally selected.
Market conditions are unusually stable meaning your investments have a lower level of risk / return than you originally selected.
The mix of your investments has drifted over time meaning they have a higher level of risk / return than you originally selected.
The mix of your investments has drifted over time meaning they have a lower level of risk / return than you originally selected.
We will check how long it is since you last confirmed your risk / return selection
Alerts will be generated if: You have not confirmed your risk / return selection for more than two years