‘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 ...

SIPPs: Leading SIPP provider calls for action to prevent investment losses

One of the leading SIPP providers in the UK has called for action to be taken to prevent investors losing money in risky or even fraudulent investment schemes. In comments made to FT Adviser , an industry publication, AJ Bell, which runs the popular Sippcentre and Sippdeal SIPPs has suggested that the FSA (Financial Services Authority) and HMRC should consider moving back to a system of listing permitted investments for SIPPs (Self Invested Personal Pensions). Permitted list of SIPP investments Prior to April 2006 a permitted list of investments which SIPP providers could consider was in place. ...