Last updated19th September 2016


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Charges are subject to VAT although shown excluding VAT
Initial/Set up feeNone
Annual fee'Savings' SIPP Account £180 per annum

'Income' SIPP Account £255 per annum

Child SIPP Account £80 per annum
Transfer in feeCash transfer, nil

Transfer from maturing employee share scheme, £15 per investment
Transfer out fee£150 cash transfer
In-specie transfer in fee£500 per investment
Taking BenefitsNo further charges once the 'Income' Account utilised on first crystallisation event or regular UFPLS taken.

One off UFPLS payment, £40
Annuity purchase fee£150
Payment of death benefits fee£200
Other feesPurchase / sale online, with no loyalty discount, £12.50

Loyalty discount based on age of account for online dealing:

5-10 years, £11.25

11-15 years, £10.63

16-20 years, £10

20years+, £9.38
Purchase / sale via telephone, £40

Purchase / sale via post, £40

Automatic dividend reinvestment, £5

Automatic regular dealing by direct debit (per investment & set up online), £1.50

Half-yearly valuation and statement, £5

One off valuation, £30

Paper duplicate of any document already issued, either online or paper, £15

Implementation of pension sharing order, £200

CHAPs payment, £20 per payment


Access: Direct or via IFABoth

Online capability

DetailsFull online functionality

Permitted Investments

Commercial property
Overseas property
Unit trusts & OEICSVia in house platform only
External deposit accounts
Overseas listed stock and sharesVia in house platform only
UK listed stocks and sharesVia in house platform only
AIM sharesWith restrictions
Gilts/corporate bondsVia in house platform only
ETFsVia in house platform only
Investment trustsVia in house platform only
Discretionary managementLimited panel of managers
National Savings & Investments
Unlisted shares
Structured products
Trustee Investment Plans
Insurance company pension funds
Hedge funds
Traded endowment plans
Intellectual property
Brands / Trademarks
Third party loans

Property purchase

Not permitted
Purchase feeN/A
Sale feeN/A
Annual property administration feeN/A
VAT registration feeN/A
VAT return feesN/A
Lease renewal / new lease feeN/A
Other feesN/A

SIPP Bank Account

SIPP bank account providerHeld by Alliance Trust Savings Ltd who bank with Royal Bank of Scotland
Current interest rate0%


Scheme trusteesAlliance Trust Savings Ltd
Scheme administratorAlliance Trust Savings Ltd

Minimum contributions

Regular payments£50 per month
Transfers/Single PremiumsNo minimum
Min additionalNo minimum

Company Information

OwnershipWholly owned subsidiary of Alliance Trust plc
Year established1996
Funds under management£5.8bn assets under management
Number of SIPPs administered58,000 clients
Defaqto RatingNo rated


Accepts benefits from defined benefit / final salary schemes?No


Flexi-Access Drawdown/ UFPLS offeredYes
Scheme Pension offeredYes

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Alliance Trust SIPP

Alliance Trust plcwas established in 1986 and currently has approximately 58,000 clients with nearly £6 billion of funds under management.

Alliance Trust Savings offer a SIPP which is available direct or via an Independent Financial Adviser (IFA).

The Alliance Trust SIPP is platform based and does not allow investment directly into commercial property. However, it does allow investment into a wide range of assets, for example, stocks and shares, gilts, and corporate bonds through the in house platform.

The minimum monthly contribution to the Alliance Trust Select SIPP is £50; however there is no minimum transfer or lump sum payment.

Any uninvested cash in the Alliance Trust SIPP is held by Alliance Trust Savings, who bank with Royal Bank of Scotland. No interest is payable.

Alliance Trust has won a number of awards and was ‘Highly Commended’ by the readers of ‘What Investment?’ magazine in 2011.