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Blog: Self-invested pensions

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Holding residential property in SSAS or SIPP – what you need to know

When it comes to buying property in your SSAS or SIPP, you need both knowledge and wisdom, especially where there is the possibility that the property could be deemed by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) to be residential property.

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When does a Power of Attorney not work for pensions?

The UK is experiencing an ageing population, with issues of health and government legislation relentlessly adding to the complexity of pensions.

Divorce and the SIPP

If you are going through a divorce the last thing on your mind may well be your, or your spouse’s, pension savings. However, as pension savings can be a valuable personal asset they might be taken into account in your divorce settlement.

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Digital revolution to kickstart new era for SIPP

The SIPP has experienced extraordinary growth during its first 30 years, particularly with harnessing of technology by SIPP providers with more to come.

Divorce and SSAS

Divorce is simultaneously costly and stressful. Although an evaluation of your and your spouses pension savings held in SSAS could save both stress and costs as matters proceed.

£400,000 tax bill? Five ways you might lose a protected pension allowance

Maintaining a protected pensions allowance is no easy task. With the LTA capping the amount of tax-relievable savings, we offer an in-depth look into the big pitfalls.

Needle in a Haystack? Looking for Advice in the FCA’s Retirement Outcomes Consultation Paper

The FCA’s Consultation Paper of January 2019 sets out their second proposed package of ‘remedies’ arising from their Retirement Outcomes Review. To what extent have they made up their mind and why is the Paper virtually silent on seeking advice?

The FCA tells pension providers to “wake up!”

The FCA outlines the changes pension providers need to apply to literature and processes, aiming to improve consumer engagement with their pension income decisions, as well as making the cost of drawdown products clearer and product comparisons easier.

Finding ‘lost’ pensions with the Pensions Dashboard

A recent Briefing Note from the Pensions Policy Institute (PPI) explored the difficulty in estimating the number and total value of ‘lost’ pensions in the United Kingdom

A New Year's resolution: be ‘Scam Smart’ in 2019!

Two years on from the government’s announcement that it intended to ban pensions cold-calling in order to end the appropriation of millions of pounds of people’s pension funds by scammers, the regulations introducing the ban have finally been approved by Parliament, and took effect from 9 January 2019.

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