Last updated25th June 2015
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Perrymount House, 38-42 Perrymount Road, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16 3DN


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Key Features

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Fee Basis
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Charges are subject to VAT but shown excluding VAT
Initial/Set up fee£330
Annual fee£470
Transfer in feeNone for cash transfers
Transfer out fee£150 plus in specie charge if applicable
In-specie transfer in fee£75 per transfer
Income DrawdownFlexi Access Drawdown Initial: £120

Ongoing: £120 per year if income is taken
Additional Income Drawdown feesUFPLS, £120 per payment

Closure of SIPP, £200

£30 for additional one off payments
Annuity purchase fee£150, not charged if Annuity bought through London & Colonial
Payment of death benefits feeTime costed, minimum £150
Other feesRegulated or authorised collectives, £30 per transaction

Unregulated or unauthorised collectives, £60 per transaction

Additional deposit accounts, £100 per account

Unquoted share sale. Time cost, £100 min

Loans, £350 plus £100 per year

Appointment of an investment manager, £100 in year one, £30 per every year thereafter (subsequent transfer and return of funds, £30)


Access: Direct or via IFAVia IFA only

Online capability

DetailsOnline 'look up' available showing holdings, values, contributions, transfers, transaction statements and other client data.

Permitted Investments

Commercial property
Overseas property
Unit trusts & OEICSAll platforms allowed
External deposit accountsUnrestricted access to all 'sippable' 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 managementAll stockbrokers allowed
National Savings & Investments
Unlisted shares
Structured products
Trustee Investment Plans
Insurance company funds
Hedge funds
Traded endowment plans
Intellectual property
Brands / Trademarks
Third party loansSubject to a maximum of 100% of the fund, on a secured basis

Property purchase

Purchase fee£550
Sale fee£200
Annual property administration fee£295, extra £100 if borrowing is involved
VAT registration fee£120
VAT return fees£100 per year
Other feesNew mortgages, £250

SIPP Bank Account

SIPP bank account providerHSBC
Current interest rate0%


Scheme trusteesLondon & Colonial Services Limited
Scheme administratorLondon & Colonial Services Limited

Minimum contributions

Regular paymentsNo minimum, if the minimum transfer / single is met

Otherwise minimum contribution is £1,000 per month
Transfers/Single Premiums£25,000
Min additionalNo minimum

Company Information

OwnershipLondon & Colonial Holdings Limited
Year established1995
Funds under management£700 Million (2014) estimate
Number of SIPPs administeredNot disclosed
Defaqto RatingFour Stars


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


Flexi Access Drawdown offeredYes
Scheme Pension offeredNo

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London & Colonial Open Pension

London & Colonial was established in 1995 and has approximately £700 million of assets under management. The London & Colonial Open Pension is only available via Independent Financial Advisers (IFAs) and allows investment into a wide range of assets including commercial property, listed and unlisted shares, discretionary fund managers, investment trusts, and SIPP deposit accounts.

Whilst there is no minimum regular payment into the London & Colonial Open Pension there is a minimum transfer in or single premium of £25,000.

The mandated SIPP bank account is held with HSBC which currently pays no interest whatsoever: however investors holding significant amounts in Cash can access any SIPP deposit account within the London & Colonial Open Pension.