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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.

From Regulation| Jul 29, 2014

FSCS finds four IFAs in default over Sipp transfers

Scheme “expects to see further similar failures going forward” in relation to IFAs giving transfer advice.

Jul 24, 2014

Clients could be cut adrift as risks stall buyouts

Sipp providers wait for guidance before snapping up books of business.

Jul 22, 2014

Ombudsman blames CMC for soaring Sipp complaints

Complaint uphold rate dropped to 53 per cent from an average on 63 per cent over the course of the last financial year.

Jul 21, 2014

‘Shocking’ findings in Sipps thematic review

Sipp review findings will drive polarisation and consolidation of the Sipp market.

From Regulation| Jul 21, 2014

FCA losing patience with Sipp operators in Dear CEO letter

The failings identified put UK consumers’ pension savings at “considerable risk”, particularly from scams and pension fraud.

Analysis & Opinion
Q&A: Rowanmoor’s Ian Hammond

Interview| Jun 24, 2014

Q&A: Rowanmoor’s Ian Hammond

As he celebrates 50 years in the industry, Ian Hammond, managing director at Rowanmoor Group, tells us what has changed the most and what he would...

At-retirement opportunities abound for advisers

Annuities| Jun 04, 2014 |

At-retirement opportunities abound for advisers

Defaqto retirement update: An overview of the changes wrought by the Budget and what it means for savers.

From Special Report: Sipps - June 2014| Jun 02, 2014

Sipps market faces regulation changes

Pensions have one of the more complex regulatory frameworks, in spite of the so-called ‘pensions simplification’ process that took place on ‘A-Day’...

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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.

Special Reports

Self-Invested Pensions - May 2014

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

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.

FTAdviser Blog

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.

Special Reports

Income Drawdown - March 2014

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

FTAdviser Blog

Why are Sipps offering such bad service?

Only one Sipp provider achieved five stars in the Financial Adviser Service Awards 2013.

Recent Articles
  1. People are 30 years behind in pension saving: Liberty
    Jul 15, 2014

    People are 30 years behind in pension saving: Liberty

    Data emphasises reality that people are not saving enough for retirement.

  2. Talbot and Muir acquires Ssas admin business
    Jul 10, 2014

    Talbot and Muir acquires Ssas admin business

    The firm will take over duties and responsibilities previously assumed by Oval Financial Services.

  3. Advisers are using Sipps as a sale tool
    Jul 09, 2014

    Advisers are using Sipps as a sale tool

    Debate surrounding whether there should be a ‘permitted investment list’ for self-invested pensions was reignited this morning.

  4. Five things the FSCS revealed about the industry
    | Jul 08, 2014

    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.

  5. FSCS raises red flag about Sipp transfer advice
    Jul 08, 2014

    FSCS raises red flag about Sipp transfer advice

    FSCS pays out £243m in compensation to consumers in 2013 to 2014.

  6. Providers clash over future of drawdown charges
    Jul 07, 2014

    Providers clash over future of drawdown charges

    If new solutions come with greater flexibility and complexity then costs may not lower, provider warns.

  7. Potential tax liabilities affects Catalyst Sipp investors
    Jul 02, 2014

    Potential tax liabilities affects Catalyst Sipp investors

    Standard Life will be contacting its Sipp customers with further details when the position becomes clear, the FSCS says.

  8. Barnett Waddingham launches ‘Flexible Sipp’
    Jul 01, 2014

    Barnett Waddingham launches ‘Flexible Sipp’

    Sipp provider says its new product offers customers the “best of both worlds”.

  9. Woodford fund takes James Hay funds above 3,000
    From Investments| Jun 20, 2014

    Woodford fund takes James Hay funds above 3,000

    James Hay director says adviser demand for Woodford’s fund was “unprecedented”.

  10. Dentons declares end of Sipp ‘race to bottom’
    Jun 19, 2014

    Dentons declares end of Sipp ‘race to bottom’

    The ‘race to the bottom’ for self-invested personal pension fees is over – with IFAs now so fed up with poor service they are prepared to pay more,...

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