Pension Guides & News

How does a SIPP work?

We specialise in handling SIPP claims and our expertise is clearly demonstrated in the breadth of knowledge found in our collection of guides & insights. In this particular guide, we’ve provided a comprehensive look at SIPPs, how they work, their investment benefits, and the ways in which they can go wrong.  What is a SIPP? [...]

By |January 8th, 2021|SIPPS Pensions|Comments Off on How does a SIPP work?

12 scams to watch out for at Christmas

Just as Christmas is a time for family, food, and fun, it’s also a prime time for opportunist scammers to ply their illicit trades. From Christmas phishing scams and online fraud to Facebook Christmas scams and bogus gift cards, it’s a time to be vigilant.  Use our guide, ‘12 scams to watch out for at [...]

By |December 1st, 2020|Guides|Comments Off on 12 scams to watch out for at Christmas

How did mis-sold pensions come about?

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 [...]

By |November 20th, 2020|Guides|Comments Off on How did mis-sold pensions come about?

Claims now being accepted against Guinness Mahon

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 [...]

By |November 12th, 2020|SIPPS Pensions|Comments Off on Claims now being accepted against Guinness Mahon

The benefits of talking about money and pensions

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 [...]

By |November 9th, 2020|Guides|Comments Off on The benefits of talking about money and pensions

Everything you need to know about group SIPPs

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 [...]

By |October 19th, 2020|SERPS Pensions|Comments Off on Everything you need to know about group SIPPs

The ins and outs of SIPPs and tax

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 [...]

By |October 14th, 2020|SIPPS Pensions|Comments Off on The ins and outs of SIPPs and tax

What investments can be held in a SIPP?

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 [...]

By |October 9th, 2020|SIPPS Pensions|Comments Off on What investments can be held in a SIPP?

Seven questions to ask a potential SIPP provider

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 [...]

By |October 2nd, 2020|SIPPS Pensions|Comments Off on Seven questions to ask a potential SIPP provider

Pension contributions and maternity leave: your rights explained

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 [...]

By |September 23rd, 2020|Guides|Comments Off on Pension contributions and maternity leave: your rights explained