Guest blog: Assessing the pudding before the eating

DentonsMartin Tilley, Director of Technical Services at Dentons, looks at how you can assess the quality of service they can expect to receive if they move SIPP (Self-Invested Personal Pension) provider. How do you know you’re not jumping out of the frying pan into the fire? When entering a restaurant, and selecting a dish, a patron will have some idea of what should be served to up to them by reference to the menu, but their satisfaction will only be confirmed once they have sampled the dish and experienced the quality of ...

SIPPs: Socially responsible, fee ‘free’ SIPP launched

New socially responsible, fee free SIPP launched 150pxAny thoughts that innovation in the SIPP (Self-Invested Personal Pension) market is dead, have been put to rest by the launch of a new socially responsible, fee ‘free’, SIPP. The new ‘Socially Responsible’ Pension is the result of a partnership between SIPP provider, London & Colonial and fund manager, TAM Asset Management. How does it work? TAM Asset Management will meet the annual cost of the London & Colonial SIPP up until benefits, whether that is tax-free cash or income, is taken. To put it ...

Guest blog: Are you being served?

Guest Blog Dentons 150pxIn his latest guest blog for Investment Sense, Martin Tilley, Director of Technical Services at Dentons looks at the growing issue of poor service from SIPP providers: Those of us that are advancing in years will remember the 1970/80s situation comedy set in the fictitious Grace Brothers store where the likes of Mr Humphries and Mrs Slocombe would fawn around their customers providing the age old traditional British customer service....

SIPPs: Thinking of transferring to a new SIPP? 7 things you must consider

iStock_000012131139XSmallThe pace of change in the SIPP (Self-Invested Personal Pension) market can leave you feeling breathless. So far this year we’ve seen one SIPP provider freeze their fees for the next two two years (Liberty), another impose limits on commercial property purchase (Hornbuckle Mitchell), whilst a third has hiked fees for property purchase (Friends Life). At the same time, execution only SIPPs, Hargreaves Landsown, Best Invest and so on, have announced new charging structures following the ...