SIPPs: SIPP providers, interest rates and cash accounts – the debate continues

HiResSIPPs (Self-Invested Personal Pensions) are big business in the UK with more than one million in existence. Investors would be forgiven for thinking that SIPP providers make the majority of their income from the fees paid by investors. For many SIPP providers that is indeed the case, but some take a cut of the interest paid on the mandated SIPP bank account, which is designed to move money between investments, receive contributions, pay income and hold money in the ...

Guest Blog: Talbot & Muir to launch Single Asset SIPP

Guest Blog - Talbot and MuirIn our latest guest blog, Oliver Bowler, Business Development Manager with Talbot & Muir looks forward to the launch of their new Single Asset SIPP: Talbot & Muir is delighted to announce that we are well advanced with the development of our latest SIPP offering to complement and enhance our existing product range. In our 20 year history of SIPP and SSAS administration and trusteeship we have largely specialised in the bespoke end of the market, helping ...

Harlequin Property update: SFO investigates & SIPP providers admit to holding Harlequin investments

Update Harlequin 150pxThe last couple of months have been worrying ones for Harlequin Property investors, first came an alert to financial advisers by the FSA, then rumours of an investigation by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), which appear to be true and it now seems that income payments to some investors have stopped. Since we last wrote about Harlequin Property on 4th March, which you can still read by clicking here, we’ve been contacted by a ...

SSAS: Is a SSAS business loan a viable alternative to your bank?

Is a SSAS business loan a viable alternative to your bankOver the past few years the banks have come under almost constant criticism for apparently holding back lending to small businesses and that when they do offer a loan, the terms are so onerous that the business owner decides against proceeding. So, whilst many businesses of all sizes do want to borrow to expand, they are often hamstrung by the banks. For some companies though, there is a possible alternative; a ...