SIPPs: New restrictions on commercial property purchase in SIPPs?

iStock_000016457256_ExtraSmallSelf-Invested Personal Pensions (SIPPs) and commercial property purchase have gone hand in hand for many years, but at least one provider is imposing new limits. We look at whether this could signal the start of more restrictive rules and whether it buying a commercial property in a SIPP might be harder in months to come. SIPP commercial property purchase Need advice on your ...

Self invested pensions: The comeback of the SSAS

The comeback of the SSASWhen we think of self invested pensions our thoughts immediately turn to a SIPP (Self Invested Personal Pension). However, the SIPP's lesser known cousin, the SSAS (Small Self Administered Scheme), seems to be making a bit of a comeback. A SSAS has always had the same investment powers at a SIPP, indeed in some circumstances, especially for loans, it is more flexible. Despite this SSAS's have for some years lagged behind SIPPs in popularity, but over recent months they ...

SIPPs: Thinking about using a SIPP? When is a SIPP the right and wrong choice?

SIPPs: Thinking about using a SIPP? When is a SIPP the right and wrong choice?The growth in the number of SIPPs have been dramatic over recent years, according to the latest figures from one SIPP provider, InvestACC, there are now more than 700,000 SIPPs in existence. Projections show that if the current rate continues there will be over one million SIPPs sooner rather than later. But when is a SIPP the right choice for ...