‘In the Spotlight’: Andy Bell on SIPPs and the future of retirement planning

Spotlight AJ BellIt is often said that the only constant in pensions is change. So far in 2014 we’ve seen more than our fair share and we’re still only half way through the year. So, who better to talk us through it all than Andy Bell, founder of AJ Bell, one of the UK’s largest SIPP operators with around 100,000 customers and just over £20 billion of funds under administration. Our Marketing Manager, Phillip Bray, posed the questions. Phillip Bray: You have a proposition for advisers as well as DIY investors, which has been ...

Up to a third of DIY investors regret making their own decisions

Toolbox, Hardhat, construction, safety, equipment, worker, toolsNew research has shown many DIY investors regret making their own decisions rather than using a financial adviser. The research, by insurance giant, Prudential, found that up to 25% of investors who opt for the DIY approach, rather than taking advice, later regret their decisions; for investors with larger sums of money, above £10,000, the number rose to a third....