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Sipps & Ssas

Latest News

Feb 26, 2015

FCA data reveal fraction of Sipp assets ‘non-standard’

Sipp expert estimates that the top 20 providers look after just over 80 per cent of total assets.

Feb 25, 2015

Xafinity updates Sipp for drawdown demand

Provider says advisers were asking for two investment accounts to accommodate a dual drawdown strategy.

From Investments| Feb 25, 2015

Strawberry rolls out new ‘all in one’ D2C offering

Customers can select from a list of the Architas Birthstar target date funds.

Personal Pensions| Feb 23, 2015

Nutmeg launches personal pension plan

One-off cash contributions, alongside regular employer contributions, can also be paid into the Nutmeg pension.

Personal Pensions| Feb 20, 2015

Adviser anger over fees: This week in news

At-retirement charging, mortgage regulation, attracting new advisers and trends in defined benefit transfers - all key themes this week.

Personal Pensions| Feb 20, 2015

HMRC clarifies pension freedom tax implications

Further detail given following confusion last week around reclaiming tax after taking lump sum.

Analysis & Opinion
Fos is the elephant in the pension freedom room

Ashley WassallonRegulation| 11:42

Fos is the elephant in the pension freedom room

Surely advisers should be able to give a recommendation, but assist a client with their wishes.

Exit charge caveats that undermine pension freedom

Ashley WassallonRegulation| Feb 06, 2015

Exit charge caveats that undermine pension freedom

I understand and even support the principle of not requiring providers to make costly updates to systems.

Advice-like provider pensions role must be limited

Ashley WassallonAnnuities| Jan 30, 2015

Advice-like provider pensions role must be limited

I’m all in support of bolstering the defence, but we must not undermine the spirit of the reforms.

Q&A: John Moret

Interview| Jan 22, 2015

Q&A: John Moret

John Moret, principal of MoretoSipps consultancy and the man they call ‘Mr Sipp’, on his hopes and fears for the retirement marketplace

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Adviser Guides

Guide to Multi-Asset and Pensions

The opportunity for savers aged 55 plus to keep hold of their pots and put them in a product of their choosing from April onwards is a huge step...

Special Reports

Small Self-Administered Schemes - February 2015

Money Management’s latest statistics reveal the SSAS market is growing from strength from strength.

FTAdviser Blog

Like it or not, the pension ‘credit card’ is coming

News Review: We are edging closer to pensions working like bank accounts, but is this really what was intended?

Adviser Guides

Guide to Property in Sipps

A wide range of rules cover investing in property through a Sipp.

Special Reports

Income Options - November 2014

Most investors want income - with the pension changes they may just want investment-based income for longer.

FTAdviser Blog

Fos landmark U-turn opens a can of worms

Fos reviews a ‘final’ decision, but questions remain over whether it has the legal authority to enforce any new ruling.

Adviser Guides

Guide to Workplace Pensions

Historically, many public and private sector organisations have provided a defined benefit pension scheme for staff.

Special Reports

Self-Invested Personal Pensions - October 2014

This October’s Money Management Sipp survey

FTAdviser Blog

Sipps need guidance to learn, consequences of NDCs

Week in brief: The ‘guidance guarantee’ debate rumbles on, as criticism of the regulator’s post-retirement non-guidance once again hits the fore.

Recent Articles
  1. Guide to Multi-Asset and Pensions
    From Training| Feb 26, 2015

    Guide to Multi-Asset and Pensions

    The opportunity for savers aged 55 plus to keep hold of their pots and put them in a product of their choosing from April onwards is a huge step...

  2. Hornbuckle exposed over charge to change adviser
    Feb 19, 2015

    Hornbuckle exposed over charge to change adviser

    This is not the first time Hornbuckle has been taken to task over its fees.

  3. Suffolk Life updates ‘non-standard’ in annual statement
    Feb 18, 2015

    Suffolk Life updates ‘non-standard’ in annual statement

    Sipp provider makes changes in response to regulatory requests for transparency.

  4. Advisers in the dark on pension freedoms pricing
    Personal Pensions| Feb 17, 2015

    Advisers in the dark on pension freedoms pricing

    While advisers sympathise with providers, the reluctance to unveil fees is impacting their own jobs.

  5. Hornbuckle strengthens senior team
    From Your Industry| Feb 17, 2015

    Hornbuckle strengthens senior team

    New appointments will add to provider’s “investment in technical competence, knowledge and experience”.

  6. Another peer-to-peer platform gains pension presence
    Feb 17, 2015

    Another peer-to-peer platform gains pension presence

    Move made in response to demand from high net worth individuals looking to participate in bond issues.

  7. Concern raised on offshore pension transfers post-April
    Feb 16, 2015

    Concern raised on offshore pension transfers post-April

    Uncertainty remains over how Qrops jurisdictions will respond to pension freedoms with their own legislation.

  8. Hornbuckle to pay compensation for Sipp transfer delay
    Feb 16, 2015

    Hornbuckle to pay compensation for Sipp transfer delay

    Ombudsman’s determination finds Sipp provider guilty of delays which precluded timely investments.

  9. Banks’ stance continues to affect Ssas: Amps
    From Regulation| Feb 12, 2015

    Banks’ stance continues to affect Ssas: Amps

    New ‘fit and proper’ test ensures there is a “layer of protection in place”, trade body chief argues.

  10. Provider launches ‘information tree’ for post-April options
    From Your Industry| Feb 12, 2015

    Provider launches ‘information tree’ for post-April options

    Tool signposts people to the government’s guidance guarantee service as well as regulated advice.

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