Pension Guides & News

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

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

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 [...]

By |September 21st, 2020|SIPPS Pensions|Comments Off on Were you mis-sold a SIPP pension by Avacade and Alexandra Associates?

Could a pension scams database be on the horizon?

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 [...]

By |August 31st, 2020|Guides|Comments Off on Could a pension scams database be on the horizon?

How much money can I put in a SIPP?

If you have never invested money into a SIPP (Self-Invested Personal Pension) and you intend to transfer your salary pension into one, you’re likely wondering how much money you should put in. It is easy to feel a little overwhelmed, especially since there’s no clear and definitive answer.  ]Continue reading for a detailed look at [...]

By |August 27th, 2020|SIPPS Pensions|Comments Off on How much money can I put in a SIPP?