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Curtis Banks plans £85m AIM float

28 April 2015 8:27 am | By Tom Selby

Sipp administrator Curtis Banks plans to float on the AIM in a move expected to value the business at £85m.


Arck investors face further FSCS claim delays

16 April 2015 8:34 am | By Tom Selby

Investors in failed property investment scheme Arck are facing further delays as the Financial Services Compensation Scheme continues to investigate claims against advisers


Hargreaves switches Sipp trustee to boost cash returns

10 April 2015 1:27 pm | By Sam Brodbeck

Changes allow firm to invest in broader range of fixed-term deposits.


How ready are Sipp providers for imminent cap ad hike?

10 April 2015 9:30 am | By Sam Brodbeck

LV=, Rowanmoor and Attivo would all have less than 100% coverage if the cap ad rules applied today.

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FSCS pays out £13m for four Sipp advice firms

2 April 2015 10:00 am | By Tessa Norman

Lifeboat scheme has paid out £5m for advice firm censured by FCA last month. 

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Talbot & Muir calls time on non-advised business

27 March 2015 10:15 am | By Sam Brodbeck

Sipp provider says complex pensions landscape best navigated through advisers.


James Hay profits slide following £4m platform investment

26 March 2015 10:08 am | By Tom Selby

James Hay’s adjusted pre-tax profits dipped by almost a third last year.


‘We don’t have 20/20 vision’: FSCS chief on £20m interim levy

19 March 2015 4:52 pm | By Tessa Norman

FSCS chief executive justifies interim levy for pension advisers. 

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Advisers face £20m FSCS bill over Sipp misselling

19 March 2015 8:45 am | By Mark Sands

Life and pensions advisers face a new £20m bill from the FSCS.

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The Platforum: Pension wrappers set to clean up

17 March 2015

The bulk of platform assets now sit within pension wrappers and the net sales figures look increasingly promising.

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Martin Tilley: A glimmer of hope for the Sipp market?

6 March 2015

Many fear regulation is killing off the idea of the self invested personal pension.


Kim North: Stakes are too high to gamble on Ucis

12 September 2014

Over the years I’ve been sent thousands of mailings promoting unregulated collective investment schemes.

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FCA explains Sipp cap ad rethink

8 August 2014

The 30-day transfer requirement for ‘standard’ Sipp commercial property is an important distinction.

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Greg Kingston: The risks of holding commercial property in a Sipp

18 July 2014

It is disheartening that some Sipp providers have lobbied for commercial property to be a non-standard asset under forthcoming capital adequacy rules.

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Kim North: FSCS needs to work harder to reduce costs

18 July 2014

Why is it so hard for the FSCS to ask the consumer for their sort code and account number and simply transfer the cash?


The Platforum's verdict on Ascentric's Sipp price cuts

3 June 2014

Ascentric is the third adviser platform to announce a pricing change since the Budget on 19 March.


Suffolk Life: Not the time for more pensions uncertainty

17 July 2013

Pension savers have been on the receiving end of a number of surprises over the past 15 years.

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Jamie Clark: Making fees work in the workplace after the CC ban

4 July 2013

The end of consultancy charging doesn’t spell the end of workplace pensions advice

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My beautiful career: Claire Trott

19 February 2015

Talbot & Muir’s head of technical support is on a mission to promote better understanding of the Sipp and Ssas industry.


Campbell McPherson: Innovation - the secret to James Hay’s success

31 July 2014

In terms of product innovation, James Hay has kept it simple. And simple is good, writes Campbell Macpherson.


Key take-aways from a recent FCA Sipp advice fine

15 May 2014

Advisers must provide full and complete advice on Sipps to avoid falling foul of the FCA, says Simon Collins

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