Our Self-Invested Personal Pensions (SIPP) and Small Self-Administered Schemes (SSAS) are used by people wanting to invest their pension money in commercial property or with discretionary fund managers.
Our SIPP allows individual investors to access a huge range of investments including direct investment into commercial property and accounts with many Discretionary Fund Managers. As of 1 January 2018 our SIPP portfolio includes over 15,000 SIPPs, £3.4bn in assets under administration (AUA) and over 1,200 commercial properties.
Our SSAS allows business owners to lend back half of their pension savings to their business on top of the investment options available to our SIPP investors. As of 1 January 2018 we hold over 2,170 SSASs, £4.1bn in assets under administration (AUA), around 2,750 commercial properties and agree approximately 80 new loan-backs per annum.
We help people with legacy Funded Unapproved Retirement Benefit Schemes (FURBS). This work includes getting paperwork in order, advising on investment options and closing down schemes where members want to draw benefits.
Tucked away in the 2018 Autumn Budget, you’d be forgiven for missing the relatively unnoticed amendment to probate fees. We’ve covered the most pressing matters for clients on the treatment of pension death benefits.
In June, the FCA published their “Retirement Outcomes Review – Final Report”, which followed from the Interim Report they issued last year. Their Report was accompanied by a Consultation Paper, entitled “Proposed changes to our rules and guidance”.
HM Treasury’s Open Consultation on Pension Scams was published on 5 December 2016. Amongst other things, it proposed that all cold-calls to consumers regarding pensions should be banned; potentially including e-mails and texts.
Despite the trend to move away from DB in favour of more flexible DC arrangements, employers wanting to maximise provision of benefits for employees without breaching the Annual Allowance and Lifetime Allowance limits may find a DB SSAS suits their needs.
A detailed look at the rules regarding the taxation of pension death benefits with effect from 6 April 2015.
Owning listed properties can come with additional complications. However, these are not insurmountable, even in a self-invested pension.
While a dearth of pension changes in the October 2018 Budget is generally a welcome thing, our Pensions Technical Specialist James Jones-Tinsley looks at key issues the Chancellor won’t be able to keep dodging and explains why they matter to financial advisers and their clients.
The tax year end is the time when most people examine their personal and company finances. To help professional advisers be ready for client questions at a time when every minute counts and we’re hosting a live webinar with a strong technical focus.
A short round-up of topical matters regarding pensions; particularly given the political and economic backdrop arising from the General Election result, and the start of the Brexit negotiations.
Using pension savings to purchase a commercial property to “leaseback” to a company, is often a useful way to provide that company with a welcome cash injection.
Limited companies may be liable to a Corporation Tax bill when selling commercial property. Similarly, an individual may incur a Capital Gains Tax (CGT) liability on corresponding gains.
A pension scam warning about how we saved two SSAS clients £100,000 without them doing anything - because our signature was needed to action the transaction.
For another year, both our SSAS and Flexible SIPP have been awarded a five-star rating from Moneyfacts. The ratings reinforce our strong position as a provider of quality services within the self-invested pensions market.
For the sixth consecutive year, we are delighted to have been 'Highly Commended' as Best SSAS Provider at the Investment Life & Pensions Moneyfacts Awards.
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