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Sipps & Ssas

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09:08

Warning of boom in unregulated pensions

Sipps firms warn of need for level playing field with overseas pensions and self-administered schemes.

09:06

Budget drives Sipp awareness amongst younger generations

Awareness increases, but so does expectation of government responsibility for retirement provision.

Aug 28, 2014

James Hay reveals hit on client cash account income

Sipp firm reports adjusted operating profit of £2.5m for the first half of 2014, down from £3.4m a year ago.

Aug 26, 2014

Barnett Waddingham acquires 400-client Sipp book

Firm will also take over administration of defined benefit and defined contribution schemes.

Aug 22, 2014

‘Medium risk’ of FSCS interim levy due to Sipp complaints

“In the life and pensions intermediation sector there is a risk because of Sipp provider claims”, FSCS boss says.

Aug 20, 2014

Xafinity freezes Sipp fees as advisers report hikes

Research by the firm shows that 62 per cent are of advisers are seeing a rise in set up fees.

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Guide to Sipp Charges

Charges can be taken in a number of ways by a Sipp operator but recently advisers have been up in arms about exit fees.

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Self-Invested Pensions - May 2014

Sipps have been one of the big success stories of financial services.

FTAdviser Blog

Five things I learned from FCA Sipps cap ad paper

The £100bn Sipp market gets confirmation of updates to capital adequacy requirements and allowed assets.

UK Regulation

Five things the FSCS revealed about the industry

The FSCS reveals why picking through claims relating to investment advice is an increasingly tricky job in its annual report.

Special Reports

Income Drawdown - March 2014

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

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Are IFAs becoming the exclusive preserve of the rich?

Week in Brief: Barclays report suggests minimum client pot up to £150,000, while debate rages over fees.

Recent Articles
  1. Guide to Sipp Charges
    From Training| Aug 21, 2014

    Guide to Sipp Charges

    Charges can be taken in a number of ways by a Sipp operator but recently advisers have been up in arms about exit fees.

  2. HMRC starts taking individual protection requests
    Personal Pensions| Aug 19, 2014

    HMRC starts taking individual protection requests

    You can now apply online for individual protection for your client’s pension savings.

  3. Ashcourt faced 7x cap ad hike on sold pensions business
    Aug 11, 2014

    Ashcourt faced 7x cap ad hike on sold pensions business

    Dentons believes revised FCA estimate that 10 per cent of firms will be forced to exit is an underestimate.

  4. Mattioli Woods buys Sipp subsidiary for £355k
    Aug 11, 2014

    Mattioli Woods buys Sipp subsidiary for £355k

    Second Sipp provider deal since publication of the new capital adequacy rules paper.

  5. Sipp provider in first acquisition since cap ad paper
    Aug 08, 2014

    Sipp provider in first acquisition since cap ad paper

    Dentons says due diligence suggests new Sipp book will not have “adverse implications in respect of the new capital adequacy requirements”.

  6. FCA dismissed ‘strong’ response against Sipps assets test
    Aug 05, 2014

    FCA dismissed ‘strong’ response against Sipps assets test

    Trade body states evidence from all but two consultation responses showed little support for asset calculation.

  7. Five things I learned from FCA Sipps cap ad paper
    FTAdviser Blog| Aug 04, 2014

    Five things I learned from FCA Sipps cap ad paper

    The £100bn Sipp market gets confirmation of updates to capital adequacy requirements and allowed assets.

  8. Sipp cap ad calculation fails on investment risks
    Aug 04, 2014

    Sipp cap ad calculation fails on investment risks

    Market View: Providers have broadly welcomed the proposals, though questions remain over illiquid investments.

  9. FCA eases rules for small Sipps and U-turns on property
    Aug 04, 2014

    FCA eases rules for small Sipps and U-turns on property

    New rules had been expected before the end of 2013 but were delayed amid intense lobbying.

  10. Capital rules to hit bespoke Sipps fees and flexibility
    Jul 29, 2014

    Capital rules to hit bespoke Sipps fees and flexibility

    Sipp operators agree that the cost of running bespoke self-invested pensions are set to increase.

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