SIPPs: Consolidation, charges and clarity, a look back over 2016

Straight open road to upcoming 2017 at idyllic sunsetThe Self-Invested Personal Pension market has seen an unprecedented year of change, and we still have two months to go! Three key themes have emerged over the past 10 months; consolidation, charges and clarity. Not all the changes have been positive for consumers, with prices rising and competition falling. Let’s look at all three in more detail. Consolidation – on the rise The year started with Curtis Banks acquiring Suffolk Life in one of the largest ever deals of its type. The pace of consolidation hasn't slowed ...

Harlequin Property update: SFO investigates & SIPP providers admit to holding Harlequin investments

Update Harlequin 150pxThe last couple of months have been worrying ones for Harlequin Property investors, first came an alert to financial advisers by the FSA, then rumours of an investigation by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), which appear to be true and it now seems that income payments to some investors have stopped. Since we last wrote about Harlequin Property on 4th March, which you can still read by clicking here, we’ve been contacted by a ...