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How did mis-sold pensions come about?

By |November 20th, 2020|Guides|

Today, mis-sold pension cases are on the rise across the UK and have been rising in prominence for over a decade. Generally speaking, the mis-sold pension claims industry traces the rise back to the late 1980s, where it grew until pension mis-selling in the 1990s became a huge phenomenon in the financial services world. In [...]

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Claims now being accepted against Guinness Mahon

By |November 12th, 2020|SIPPS Pensions|

In February 2020, Guinness Mahon Trust Corporation entered administration amidst complaints regarding unregulated and unvetted SIPP investments. Since then, the FSCS has been accepting claims against the provider. In this guide, we take a look at what exactly went wrong with Guinness Mahon and how you can claim if you’ve been affected by an investment [...]

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The benefits of talking about money and pensions

By |November 9th, 2020|Guides|

It’s Talk Money Week. Something which isn’t just another national day to fill up the space between Halloween and Christmas, it is a valuable period to start having meaningful conversations with the people around you. Gone are the times where bringing up someone’s finances causes everyone to gasp in dismay; being open about money is [...]

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Everything you need to know about group SIPPs

By |October 19th, 2020|SERPS Pensions|

Whether you’re new to the world of group SIPPs or you’ve already invested and would like to learn more, our guide is here to help you learn all there is to know about group SIPPs.  A group SIPP pension is not too dissimilar from a regular SIPP, but there are a few key differences you’ll [...]

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The ins and outs of SIPPs and tax

By |October 14th, 2020|SIPPS Pensions|

One of the best and most fundamental aspects of SIPPs is that they give you complete control over your pension pot so you can manage it accordingly. That said, there are many tax-related benefits that are available, including the income tax relief on contributions allowed by the HMRC, as well as benefits regarding SIPPs and [...]

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What investments can be held in a SIPP?

By |October 9th, 2020|SIPPS Pensions|

With the right investor, SIPP investments can be incredibly rewarding ventures and there are a variety of investments you can make through a Self-Invested Personal Pension scheme.  However, as mentioned above it takes the right kind of investor to reap the rewards of SIPP investments. You need to be realistic and informed about the level [...]

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Seven questions to ask a potential SIPP provider

By |October 2nd, 2020|SIPPS Pensions|

With any investment, there is an element of risk involved which means making a profit is never guaranteed. However, if you are willing to take those risks and wish to put your money into a self-invested personal pension (SIPP), it is vital to investigate your provider before signing up with them, to ensure that they [...]

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Pension contributions and maternity leave: your rights explained

By |September 23rd, 2020|Guides|

Navigating through pregnancy, from finding out you are having the baby to preparing to welcome the newborn home, can be an exciting period and something you should remember fondly. However, while parents consider bringing the baby home safely to be the only priority, ensuring your finances are in order both during and well beyond the [...]

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Were you mis-sold a SIPP pension by Avacade and Alexandra Associates?

By |September 21st, 2020|SIPPS Pensions|

Did you invest your hard-earned money into a SIPP with Avacade or Alexandra Associates? There has been lots of news surrounding the unregulated introducers in recent weeks, with a High Court case resulting in a large payout for clients of the introducers. If you believe you were mis-sold by Avacade Investments or Alexandra Associates, here’s [...]

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Could a pension scams database be on the horizon?

By |August 31st, 2020|Guides|

In a bid to prevent further pension scams in the UK and ensure better protection for those at risk, an influential group of campaigners at the forefront of change in the pensions industry have implored the UK government to introduce a pension scams database. The jury is out for what this could mean for UK [...]

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