On SIPPs’ 30th anniversary
'Damage is done at the moment the pension is transferred...'
'Visibly trawling for prospective clients'
SIPP complaints to the Financial Ombudsman recently faced a sharp increase. Why did this happen? Fiona Murphy reports.
Industry stalwart Gareth Marr - one time chief executive of national IFA firm Origen - is leaving advice after a 30 year career due to ill health.
Tighter controls are needed to prevent SSAS being used as pension liberation vehicles.
How platforms retain interest payments gained from client bank accounts has come under fire, yet many SIPP providers do the same practice. Fiona Murphy asks how this affects the SIPP market.
Retirement Planner editor Helen Morrissey talks to Carey Pensions CEO Christine Hallett about the challenges faced by the SIPP market
The Financial Conduct Authority should introduce an interim amendment to the self-invested personal pension (SIPP) capital adequacy rules, delegates heard.
Police and regulatory action against pension liberation fraud is making progress, although much of the work is still taking place behind the scenes, delegates heard.
The FSA and AMPS have conflicting ideas over capital adequacy requirements. Fiona Murphy asks which solution is best?
The Association of Member Directed Pension Schemes (AMPS) has warned the Competition Commission and the Office of Fair Trading that Financial Services Authority (FSA) capital adequacy plans may threaten competition in the self-invested personal pension...
Proposals for SIPP capital requirements based on assets under administration should be scrapped as it could risk consumer harm, Association of Member Directed Pension Schemes (AMPS) has told the FSA.
In January the Association of Member Directed Pension Schemes (AMPS) announced it would be reaching out to members following the FSA's consultation on capital adequacy. Chairman Andrew Roberts talks to Helen Morrissey about the issues the industry faces...
The Serious Fraud Office has urged the self-invested personal pensions industry to report unusual activity in the fight against fraud.
Fiona Murphy asks what the FSA's capital adequacy consultation means for the self invested personal pension (SIPP) industry
Increased polarisation within the bespoke SIPP market could lead to the emergence of niche esoteric providers, AMPs' chairman has said.
Fiona Murphy asks what the impact of the FSA's paper restricting UCIS promotion will mean for the SIPP market
Fiona Murphy asks what trends advisers and providers are seeing in SIPP investments
The self-invested personal pension (SIPP) industry has rejected the Financial Services Authority's (FSA's) revised proposals for disclosure of charges warning the watchdog it has "wildly" underestimated implementation costs.
Retirement Planner's round-up of the top pensions stories this week.