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Sipps & Ssas

Latest News

Apr 15, 2014

Large life offices refuse to reveal rule change readiness

Close to two in five firms refuse to answer question on capital adequacy changes in latest Sipps survey.

Apr 14, 2014

Platforms look to improve adviser charging options

Cofunds has announced further improvements to the funding options available to advisers and their clients.

Apr 11, 2014

Budget changes will double size of Sipp market

Sipp expert expects non-advised market to grow “far faster than it has done to date”.

Apr 02, 2014

Rowanmoor defends higher-than-AMC transfer-out charge

Some have argued high transfer fees are designed to prevent clients moving business.

Mar 31, 2014

FCA to focus on pension exit fees and risky lending

Regulator raises red flag about costly pension exit fees trapping consumers and lending to riskier borrowers.

Mar 28, 2014

Sipps should include buy-to-lets, says John Heron

The government should look at allowing buy-to-let investments be part of self-invested personal pensions as part of its radical plans to reform...

Analysis & Opinion
Editor’s View: How the Sipp market is changing

Interview| Apr 15, 2014

Editor’s View: How the Sipp market is changing

Jon Cudby, editor of Money Management, reveals what advisers will learn from reading this month’s Sipp survey.

From Investments| Apr 07, 2014

Sipps could bring better solutions

The freedom from a compulsory annuity requirement has opened up the pensions market.

James Hay CEO on his firm’s approach to fees

InterviewfromInvestments| Apr 04, 2014

James Hay CEO on his firm’s approach to fees

“It was the right time to go,” Alastair Conway says of his exit from James Hay rival Cofunds.

Sipps turn 25

Mar 27, 2014

Sipps turn 25

The Sipp industry looks to be going from strength to strength. Charlotte Richards rounds up the market and its imminent changes.

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Adviser Guides

Guide to Pensions Lifetime Allowance

The lifetime allowance is a limit on the value of schemes that can be crystallised without tax being applied.

FTAdviser Blog

Adviser pension transfer fines portend slew of enforcement

Financial Conduct Authority reiterates its concerns about Sipps in two final notices issued today.

Special Reports

Income Drawdown - March 2014

Everyone knows annuities offer poor value, so should advisers be turning to drawdown for more clients?

FTAdviser Blog

Budget advice black holes and rebate revelations

Week in Brief: The government guarantee of ‘guidance’ is slowly being picked apart.

Special Reports

Small Self-Administered Schemes - January 2014

The commission structure in the pre-RDR world did not suit SSASs as much as other pension schemes.

FTAdviser Blog

No commission, new bias: MPs’ verdict on £3bn RDR

Week in Brief: Treasury Committee grills Mr Wheatley over RDR consequences, questions over ‘no cost’ advice.

Recent Articles
  1. Adviser pension transfer fines portend slew of enforcement
    FTAdviser Blog| Apr 17, 2014

    Adviser pension transfer fines portend slew of enforcement

    Financial Conduct Authority reiterates its concerns about Sipps in two final notices issued today.

  2. Budget advice black holes and rebate revelations
    FTAdviser BlogonRegulation| Apr 17, 2014

    Budget advice black holes and rebate revelations

    Week in Brief: The government guarantee of ‘guidance’ is slowly being picked apart.

  3. James Hay finally returns to net growth in Sipps
    Mar 27, 2014

    James Hay finally returns to net growth in Sipps

    James Hay Partnership Sipp achieved sales of 5,071 in 2013, up from 2,469 in 2012, results reveal.

  4. Mar 25, 2014

    Changing face of retirement planning

    Individual savers could lose heavily if there is only one winner in the Isa versus Sipps fight. Neil MacGillivray looks at changes in retirement...

  5. How to add esoteric investments
    Mar 25, 2014

    How to add esoteric investments

    Esoteric investments in Sipps are becoming increasingly popular. Robert Graves looks at the importance of due diligence.

  6. Flexibility is the new king
    Mar 25, 2014

    Flexibility is the new king

    Commercial property in Sipps has long been a popular asset. Lee Halpin explains what to consider against a backdrop of change.

  7. Managing risk in Sipps
    Mar 25, 2014

    Managing risk in Sipps

    More than just a buzzword, Andy Leggett explains what risk management means within Sipp operators and why culture is the key to it.

  8. The right provider
    Mar 25, 2014

    The right provider

    With an increasing number of plans in existence, choosing the right Sipp portfolio can be a daunting task. . Martin Tilley discusses points to keep...

  9. Regulation, regulation, regulation
    Mar 25, 2014

    Regulation, regulation, regulation

    Greg Kingston looks at the impact of regulation on the Sipp market and why advisers should be cautiously optimistic about the future.

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