SSAS: Deposit accounts for SSASs, what are your options?

iStock_000015874214_ExtraSmallThe Investment Sense website publishes the only in-depth best buy table for SIPP deposit accounts, but what are your options if you have a Small-Self Administered Scheme or SSAS for short? SSASs have had a resurgence over the past couple of years and with stock markets increasingly volatile we are getting more and more enquiries about the Cash options available. You’d be forgiven for thinking that if a bank or building society offers deposit accounts for SIPPs, then they will accept ...

Housing & Mortgage round up: Mortgage fees on the rise, whilst borrowers are left exposed

Housing & mortgage round up_istockphotoNo house price surveys to report this week, instead we focus on news that mortgage arrangement fees are on the rise, whilst a lack of savings is leaving millions of mortgage borrowers hugely exposed if they lose their job. We also bring you research which goes someway to dispel the myth that first time buyers rely on the bank of mum and dad for their mortgage deposit. Mortgage fees on the rise Despite interest ...

Savings: Two alternatives to traditional savings accounts, should you be tempted?

Two alternatives to traditional savings accounts, should you be temptedThe problems facing savers have been discussed at length. Long term low interest rates, pushed much lower recently by the Funding for Lending Scheme (FLS) and relatively high inflation, which is predicted to rise further, have combined to produce a ‘perfect storm’ for savers. The result? There are currently only a handful of Cash ISAs (Individual Savings Accounts) which beat inflation. If you are a tax-payer, whether basic or higher rate, there ...

SIPP deposit accounts: New entries, climbers and fallers – September 2012

Unfortunately the downward trend in SIPP deposit account interest rates has continued into September. The introduction of the Funding for Lending Scheme, falling swap rates and the desire of lenders to offer cheaper mortgage deals have all conspired to push interest rates down; our latest blog looks at this in more detail, read it by clicking here. There are however two notable new entries this month, read on to find out who. New entries Need advice on your SIPP?...