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SSAS firm moves into Sipp sector

SSAS Pimco Trustees is entering the self-invested personal pension market with a product aimed at the sophisticated end of the market.

Pimco believes the Sipp market is splitting into two categories – low-cost, limited-investment products and bespoke, products with higher service levels and wide choice.

Features of the Essential Sipp include the trust deed insisting the scheme member is a co-signatory, with the other trustees, of the bank accounts which are held at Bank of Scotland. Pimco says this gives more control.

Pensions director Eileen Imrie says: “We are aware of some Sipps which do not offer full investment management. This can leave schemes with significant deficits. We will not allow these mistakes.”


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IFA firm targets home equity

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Barclaycard to sponsor Premier League

Barclaycard will sponsor the FA Premier League for the next three seasons in a £48m deal.The competition will be called the FA Barclaycard Premiership from the start of next season.Barclaycard will use the sponsorship to accelerate the growth and development of its businesses in the UK and support its expansion internationally.The deal includes worldwide marketing […]

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