Pensions: 3 reasons why you shouldn’t use your pension to fund your business

Pension Retirement Income compensation Office Business Concept We often get phone calls from people wanting to use their pension to help start a business, or indeed plough money into an existing business, which is often facing financial difficulties. In fact, we’ve seen an increase in the number of enquiries of this nature, partly we believe due to Pension Freedom, which gives people over the age of 55 greater access to their pension. It’s also possible that wider knowledge of self-invested pensions has a part to play too. In our view, using your pension ...

Guest Blog: Fight the good fight

Dentons In his latest guest blog for us, Martin Tilley of Dentons takes a swipe at those people trying to scam and con you out of your hard earned pension pot. There are many reported instances of “cons” taken from the phrase confidence trickster dating back centuries, but the first chronicled use of the word “con man” appears in the trial of William Thompson, a New Yorker who persuaded his targets to lend him their watch for a day, before disappearing never to be seen again. There will always be those who try ...

In the spotlight: Taylor Patterson “Fun, fair and rewarding for all”

Stage_SpotlightIn the latest of our ‘In the Spotlight’ interviews we caught up with Gillian Bardin and Kerry Houghton of Taylor Patterson to see what is happening at one of the leading provider of self-invested pensions. Phillip Bray: Let’s start with a look at the most recent change to how SIPP providers will operate. What’s your view of the changes in capital adequacy announced by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) a few weeks ago? Is it a good thing? How will it affect you at Taylor Patterson and your ...

SIPPs: Our mission to find more deposit accounts for SIPPs

Our mission to find more deposit accounts for SIPPs Updates: Check back here for regular updates on our progress 24th July 2013: Ecology Building Society instant access SIPP deposit account added, click here for the rates 22nd July 2014: Chelsea Building Society added to our best buy table, offering an 18 month and a 2 year fixed rate bond, click here for the rates More updates to follow...   Ever since it was launched, our best buy table for SIPP (Self-Invested Personal Pension) deposit accounts ...