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The Share Centre – Personal Retirement Account

Type: Full Sipp

Minimum investment: Lump sum £780, £117 a month

Investment choice: All Inland Revenue permitted investments except
commercial property

Options: None

Charges: Set up fee £120, annual £80-£160 depending on fund value

Commission: Subject to negotiation

Tel: 01296 414541


SSASs and Sipps set to escape Europe threat

Small self-administered schemes and self-invested personal pensions are understood to have won a reprieve from a European Union threat to their borrowing powers, with the Department for Work and Pensions favouring an opt-out. The EU occupational pensions directive had threatened Ssass and Sipps with a prohibition against borrowing to invest in property but the DWP […]

Misys announces &#39continued losses&#39 in IFA business

Revenues in the Financial Services Division are expected to be 16 per cent below last year due to the continued weakness in the IFA network business. As anticipated in July, the group has continued to see a reduction in the overall number of RIs dropping to 6050 from 6600 in May.

L&G predicting FTSE to end 2004 at 4,700

Legal & General is expecting the FTSE to end the year at 4,700, an increase of around 8 per cent on its current level, but says an outlook of modest increases in interest rates means it will be a difficult year for investment grade corporate bonds and gilts. L&G Investment Management financial economist Andrew Clare […]

Pensions reforms good for drawdown – Annuity Bureau

Pensions simplifications will prove to be a boost for the income drawdown market according to IFA the Annuity Bureau. Head of marketing David Marlow says the new proposals, published alongside last week&#39s pre-Budget Report, will allow investors to withdraw as little as £1 a year from their scheme from April, 2005. And those with larger […]

The death of retirement – a boost for protection?

According to our recent report on the death of retirement, changes in workplace pension provision mean that coming generations of retirees could have a radically different experience of retirement from their parents. The average contribution rate into an old-style final salary pension was around 20% of total wages, the statutory minimum for a new automatic […]


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