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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.

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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.

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‘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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James Hay hikes Sipp fees over regulatory costs

13 March 2015 8:30 am | By Sam Brodbeck

James Hay has hiked the charges on its Sipp products to meet the growing cost of complying with regulation.

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Experts warn over 'misleading' Rightmove Sipp promotion

27 February 2015 9:30 am | By Tessa Norman

Promotional Sipp email branded ‘misleading’ by experts. 

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Advisers criticise FSCS over 'unfair' Sipp stance

26 February 2015 1:00 pm | By Tessa Norman

FSCS will levy advisers for investment failures as part of claims about Sipp advice. 

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Is regulation killing the Sipp market?

20 February 2015 8:30 am | By Sam Brodbeck

FCA needs to give greater clarity over commercial property status, say providers

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Mattioli Woods acquires £83m pension admin arm for £1

27 January 2015 9:28 am | By Natalie Holt

Deal to acquire the Torquil Clark portfolio of 140 Sipp and SSAS schemes completed last week.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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