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Standard Life makes FundZone supermarket available to Sipps

Standard Life has made its mutual fundsupermarket FundZone available to its group and retail Sipps.

Standard Life’s Sipp will also be ready to accept protected rights from October, as previously announced.

Director of retirement solutions Dave Campbell says: “This enhancement is great news for advisers who want to use a clean mutual fund platform for Sipp investments. This means all funds are available at Net Asset Value with no in-built initial or trail commission.”

“Working in this way allows advisers to really embrace a customer agreed remuneration model for both up-front and ongoing advice charges. We’re pleased to be able to extend the range of funds available to advisers and believe FundZone provides great choice and value for their clients.”


Paper, pensions and PPI

The Income Protection Task Force believes its is one step closer to changing the sale and distribution of IP.

FSA directors scoop the rewards of failure

The FSA has sought to make the principals of financial services companies personally liable for the financial consequences of regulatory failures on the part of those companies. By the same token, should not the directors of the FSA be held accountable for the financial consequences of the FSA’s failure to regulate? Most right thinking people would consider that they certainly should be.

Yield to the rules

When is a rule not a rule? It appears to be when it is applied to the UK equity income sector as more than half of the funds in the sector do not meet the required level of yield set by the Investment Management Association.

What are the key changes to transform pensions?

By Fiona Tait, pensions specialist In her final article for Royal London, Fiona Tait reviews key changes she believes have transformed, or will transform, pensions. In my 12 years with Royal London I have been paid to review, study and explain the numerous changes to pension legislation which have transformed our industry in that time. This is […]


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