Self invested pensions: The comeback of the SSAS

The comeback of the SSASWhen we think of self invested pensions our thoughts immediately turn to a SIPP (Self Invested Personal Pension). However, the SIPP's lesser known cousin, the SSAS (Small Self Administered Scheme), seems to be making a bit of a comeback. A SSAS has always had the same investment powers at a SIPP, indeed in some circumstances, especially for loans, it is more flexible. Despite this SSAS's have for some years lagged behind SIPPs in popularity, but over recent months they ...

Buying a property in a SIPP? 7 hints & tips

Buying a commercial property in a SIPP? 7 hints & tipsWe've recently seen a rise in the number of enquiries we get from people looking to buy commercial property in a SIPP. We therefore asked the Investment Sense SIPP team (pictured below) to come up with a few hints and tips to help you make the right decisions. 1. No residential property We still get the occasional enquiry from people wanting to put residential property, usually a holiday home, in a ...