Barclays platform cuts SIPP fees

Barclays Stockbrokers has cut the fees on its self-invested personal pension (SIPP), reigniting the platform price war.

SIPPS | 10 Mar 2014

10 Costly Pension Mistakes Millions of Britons Make

Everybody makes mistakes in life - and pensions are no exception.

Pensions | 25 Oct 2013
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Women face massive barriers to adequate pension saving

Careers breaks to care for children, more common part-time working and typically getting paid less money than men are key factors preventing women from saving adequately for retirement, according to a report.

Pensions | 23 Oct 2013

FCA: SIPP market still poses risk to consumers

The Financial Conduct Authority is to investigate the self-invested personal pension (SIPP) industry in its third thematic review of the market.

SIPPS | 09 Oct 2013

Investing in car parks: a good vehicle for income seekers?

As the search for income continues, many investors are turning to alternatives, with car parks becoming increasingly popular.

Investments | 28 Aug 2013

How to pick a SIPP provider

As the SIPP industry comes under the regulator's scrutiny, we reveal how to pick the best provider.

SIPPS | 21 Aug 2013

'Mr Average' to work until 80

The average worker contributing 8% of their salary under auto-enrolment needs to work until age 80 to keep that income in retirement if they take their 25% tax-free lump sum.

SIPPS | 24 Jun 2013

Trying to time the stock market could result in ‘significant’ losses

Staying invested, rather than trying to time the market to avoid the dips, can make the difference between big gains and significant losses, analysis of the FTSE 100 has shown.

Markets | 30 May 2013

Six secrets for SIPP success

A self-invested personal pension is arguably one of the most popular ways to save for the future. Read our guide to SIPP investing.

SIPPS | 10 May 2013
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Calculator launched to help investors understand fund costs

Fund supermarket Charles Stanley Direct has launched an online calculator to help consumers understand the benefits of transferring their investments to "clean" funds.

Investments | 01 May 2013

BLOG: Six sensible SIPP suggestions

At the start of the tax year, many savers take the opportunity to review their SIPP portfolio. Fidelity's Tom Stevenson highlights six things to consider.

SIPPS | 08 Apr 2013

Pension contributions hit decade high

Savings into personal pensions have hit a decade high with a 7.8% rise in contributions in 2011/12, according to AJ Bell.

Retirement | 26 Feb 2013

Faith in pensions in the balance

More changes to the tax relief on pensions could destroy public faith in saving for retirement.

Retirement | 04 Dec 2012
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Chancellor looks to up tax on pensions of rich

George Osborne is considering a new tax raid on the pension contributions of richer voters, after rejecting the idea of a "wealth tax" based on higher council rates for luxury homes and apartments.

Pensions | 20 Nov 2012

Rich get 2,000% more in pensions tax breaks than poor

The well-off are receiving tax breaks on pension contributions worth on average 20 times those of ordinary workers, according to reports.

Pensions | 07 Nov 2012

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