Pension Guides & News

Everything you need to know about Liberty SIPP

Liberty SIPP entered administration in April 2020 after it was insolvency was advised based on the number of claims against it. It was advised to enter administration to protect any creditors, including former customers like you. After the company entered administration, there has been much debate about how investors can get their money back. If [...]

By |August 12th, 2020|SIPPS Pensions|Comments Off on Everything you need to know about Liberty SIPP

How the UK pension age has changed over the years

The pension age in the UK has seen some dramatic changes over the last few decades. As pension legislation is reviewed and altered over time, British men and women have seen major changes to the time expected in retirement. As we grow more advanced in the medical and technological world, it’s no surprise that the [...]

By |July 28th, 2020|Guides|Comments Off on How the UK pension age has changed over the years

What makes a reliable SIPP provider?

If you’re looking to invest your hard-earned money into a SIPP (Self Invested Personal Pension), it’s important to understand what makes a reliable SIPP provider so that you can be confident your money is in safe hands. If you’re new to the world of SIPPs, it’s paramount you understand the ins and outs of a [...]

By |July 24th, 2020|Guides|Comments Off on What makes a reliable SIPP provider?

What happens to my pension if I’ve been furloughed?

If you are one of the 9.3 million people in the UK that have been furloughed, you will likely have a multitude of questions you want answers to. There has been a fair amount of confusion surrounding the furlough scheme, and one of the most pressing questions relates to our pensions.  For more information regarding [...]

By |July 16th, 2020|Guides|Comments Off on What happens to my pension if I’ve been furloughed?

How stock market crashes can affect SIPP portfolios

No matter how rigorously you prepare your SIPP portfolio, even the strongest of them is not completely immune to the ups and downs of the stock market. The most upfront information a financial adviser can give is that when the stock market crashes, your SIPP portfolio will likely take a hit. The key to surviving [...]

By |July 9th, 2020|SIPPS Pensions|Comments Off on How stock market crashes can affect SIPP portfolios

Should you transfer your final salary pension into a SIPP?

As you approach the end of your working life, it can be tempting to pursue alternative avenues of investment to see if you can maximise your retirement pot. There are many legitimate ways that you can do this, one of the most common being SIPPs (self-invested personal pensions).  However, transferring your final salary pension into [...]

By |July 1st, 2020|SIPPS Pensions|Comments Off on Should you transfer your final salary pension into a SIPP?

10 of the biggest financial scams of the last 10 years

To help you navigate the high-risk yet enticing nature of investing, we’ve decided to run you through 10 landmark pension scams that grabbed the headlines and the attention of financial authorities from the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Knowing a bit about these scams will help you protect yourself in [...]

By |June 22nd, 2020|Guides|Comments Off on 10 of the biggest financial scams of the last 10 years

What are the compensation limits for mis-sold pensions?

Whether you’ve already made a claim for mis-sold pension compensation or you’re preparing your claim as we speak, it’s important to understand that there are limits when it comes to pension compensation. In this guide, we take a look at the FSCS compensation limits and what exactly that means for you. What exactly is pension [...]

By |June 16th, 2020|Guides|Comments Off on What are the compensation limits for mis-sold pensions?

Spot the signs of pension fund mismanagement

If you fear that your pension has been mismanaged, it’s often too late. Yes, you can always apply for compensation but in that very instant, your hard-earned pensions savings will have been mishandled and put into who-knows-what. The key is preventative measures. You need to be able to spot the signs of pension fund mismanagement [...]

By |May 23rd, 2020|Guides|Comments Off on Spot the signs of pension fund mismanagement

2020 FCA priorities – what has been in the spotlight so far?

The FCA has been protecting consumers and enhancing market integrity since 2013, but so far 2020 has presented more obstacles than ever before. Brexit and COVID-19 have both presented their own unique challenges but the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) have recently set out a plan of action for the year ahead. With all of these [...]

By |April 23rd, 2020|Guides|Comments Off on 2020 FCA priorities – what has been in the spotlight so far?