Last updated3 November 2016

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Charges

Charges are subject to VAT although shown excluding VAT
Initial/Set up feeNone
Annual fee0.24% of the fund

£184 minimum charge per year

£610 maximum charge per year
Transfer in fee£62 per transfer
Transfer out fee£460 for closure of the SIPP, plus £137 per transfer
In-specie transfer in fee£179 per transfer
Taking BenefitsFlexi-Access Drawdown:

Set up £137

Ad hoc payments and changes £137 per payment/change plus £137 for SIPP closure

Payment processing £15 per payment

Capped Drawdown:

Ad hoc payments and changes £137 per payment/change plus £137 for SIPP closure

Payment processing £15 per payment

Uncrystallised funds pension lump sum:

£280 per lump sum plus £137 for SIPP closure
Additional Income Drawdown feesNone
Annuity purchase fee£137 per purchase plus £137 for SIPP closure
Payment of death benefits fee£137 per event
Other feesStandard Investments:

Purchase and sale of standard investments e.g. Unit Trusts, OEICs, Trustee Investments, and other Pension, 0.25% of the amount invested, charged for the purchase and for the sale, subject to a minimum of £32 and a maximum of £121

Annual administration for standard investments £72 for the first investment, £144 for two or more investments

Bank accounts:

Establishment of additional bank accounts, 0.25% of initial deposit subject to a minimum of £32 and a maximum of £121

Annual administration for bank accounts £72 for the first investment, £144 for two or more investments

Stockbroker & DFM Accounts:

Establishment of Stockbroker or Discretionary Fund Management, £132

Annual administration for Stockbroker or Discretionary Fund Management, £72

Unquoted Shares:

Purchase of unquoted shares, £640

Sale of unquoted shares, 0.25% of the amount sold, subject to a minimum of £32 and a maximum of £121

Annual administration of unquoted shares, £310

Complex investments:

Purchase of other investments e.g. Futures, Traded Endowment policies, Venture Capital Trusts, Hedge Funds, Options, Overseas Equities, Contracts for Difference, £365 (indicative fee)

Sale of other investments, 0.25% of the amount sold, subject to a minimum of £32 and a maximum of £121

Annual administration of other investments, £72 for the first investment, £144 for two or more investments

Lending to unconnected third parties:

Preparation of loan paperwork and arranging security, £155 per loan

Annual administration, £155 per loan

Management

Access: Direct or via IFABoth

Online capability

DetailsA secure online portal is provided for both Adviser and member. Principle Adviser can access all advised clients, or drill down to individuals. Provides online valuations including live scheme account. Online access to Fundsdirect trading accounts.

Permitted Investments

Commercial property
Overseas property
Unit trusts & OEICSAll platforms allowed
External deposit accounts
Overseas listed stock and sharesAll stockbrokers allowed
UK listed stocks and sharesAll stockbrokers allowed
AIM sharesAll stockbrokers allowed
Gilts/corporate bondsAll stockbrokers allowed
ETFsAll stockbrokers allowed
Investment trustsAll stockbrokers allowed
Discretionary managementUnrestricted access
National Savings & Investments
Unlisted shares
Structured products
Trustee Investment Plans
Insurance company funds
Hedge funds
Traded endowment plans
Peer to Peer Lending
Intellectual property
Brands / Trademarks
Goodwill
Third party loansSubject to a maximum of 70% of the value of the fund, on a secured basis only

Property purchase

Purchase fee£875

Fees are based upon using Xafinity Property Solicitor
Sale fee£445
Annual property administration fee£540 per property per lease
VAT registration feeNone
VAT return feesNone
Other feesBorrowing fee, £275

SIPP Bank Account

SIPP bank account providerBank of Scotland
Current interest rate£0 - £9,999 - 1% below Bank of Scotland base rate

£10,000 - £49,000 - 0.5% below Bank of Scotland base rate

£50,000+ - 0.25% below Bank of Scotland base rate

Structure

Scheme trusteesXafinity Pension Trustees Ltd
Scheme administratorXafinity SIPP Services Ltd

Minimum contributions

Regular paymentsNo minimum
Transfers/Single Premiums£25,000
Min additionalNo minimum

Company Information

OwnershipThe Xafinity Group is owned by CBPE Capital LLP, a private equity firm formed in 1984.
Year established2007
Funds under administrationNot disclosed
Number of SIPPs administered1,300
Defaqto ratingFive Stars

Transfers

Accepts benefits from defined benefit / final salary schemes?
Yes, if IFA advised

Misc

Flexible Drawdown offeredYes
Scheme Pension offeredNo
Notes

Need advice on your SIPP?

Contact our team of SIPP specialists today:

0115 933 8433

info@investmentsense.co.uk

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Xafinity SIPP

Xafinity offer two SIPPs (Self Invested Personal Pensions) as well as a SSAS (Small Self Administered Scheme).

Xafinity administer over 1,000 SIPPs.

The Xafinity SIPP has wider investment powers than the Simply SIPP, for example it can invest in unlisted shares and commercial property, which are not available in the Xafinity Simply SIPP.

Unusually the Xafinity Full SIPP has no initial charge and the annual fee is based on a percentage of the amount invested with a cap and collar on these fees.

The Xafinity Full SIPP is only available through IFAs (Independent Financial Advisers) and has no minimum regular contribution, although a minimum transfer in or lump sum of £25,000 is required.

The mandated SIPP bank account is held with Bank of Scotland, which pays less than Bank Base Rate for all balances. Investors looking to hold significant amounts of Cash can however access other deposit accounts.