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Sipps Professional - Sipp body reveals trio of Lifetime Members and new chair
The industry body representing Sipp and SSAS providers has handed out a trio of Honorary Lifetime Memberships. The Association of Member-Directed Pens...
http://sippsprofessional.co.uk/articles/item/3145-sipp-body-reveals-trio-of-lifetime-members-and-new-chair#.WG45dhuLTIU

Sipp body reveals trio of Lifetime Members and new chair
The industry body representing Sipp and SSAS providers has handed out a trio of Honorary Lifetime Memberships. The Association of Member-Directed Pens...
http://www.financialplanningtoday.co.uk/news/item/6925-sipp-body-creates-trio-of-lifetime-members-and-reveals-new-chair#.WG458RuLTIV

Appointment update 5 January
Pension appointments
http://www.pensionsage.com/pa/Appointment-update-5-January.php

Fund Manager Data, News & Analysis by Citywire
http://citywire.co.uk/new-model-adviser/news/hmrc-investigates-sipp-valuations-amid-in-specie-tax-relief-block

SSAS in the spotlight: Our annual survey of the market - FTAdviser.com
https://www.ftadviser.com/pensions/2017/01/24/ssas-in-the-spotlight-our-annual-survey-of-the-market/?page=1

AMPS hits back at SSAS ban threat
In its response to the pension scams consultation, the Association of Member-Directed Pension Schemes (AMPS) has rejected a call to outlaw SSAS scheme...
https://www.financialplanningtoday.co.uk/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=7110:amps-hits-back-at-ssas-ban-threat

FCA alerts Sipp providers over unregulated introducer warning - Citywire
http://citywire.co.uk/new-model-adviser/news/fca-alerts-sipp-providers-over-unregulated-introducer-warning/a941365

Sipp firms suspend in-specie contributions amid HMRC tax relief challenge - Citywire
http://citywire.co.uk/new-model-adviser/news/sipp-firms-suspend-in-specie-contributions-amid-hmrc-tax-relief-challenge/a943222

Tax man challenges 'in specie' pension contributions - Citywire Money
Business owners and others using property and shares to make pension contributions could face HM Revenue & Customs crackdown.
http://citywire.co.uk/money/tax-man-challenges-in-specie-pension-contributions/a943222

Sipps Professional - MacGillivray: FCA alert comes after horse has bolted
The FCA advised AMPS at the beginning of August that they had issued an alert highlighting some of the risks arising from authorised firms accepting b...
http://www.sippsprofessional.co.uk/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=3048:macgillivray-fca-alert-comes-after-horse-has-bolted

Adviser noticeboard: Post-it note size stuff for IFAs
It's Professional Adviser's weekly heads-up on events, hires and other useful bits for financial advisers ...
http://www.professionaladviser.com/professional-adviser/feature/2462196/adviser-noticeboard-post-it-note-size-stuff-for-ifas

Exiting chairman sees 'hunger' for Sipp firm acquisitions
The chairman of the Association of Member Directed Pension Schemes will step down tomorrow. Neil MacGillivray, head of technical support at James Hay,...
http://www.financialplanningtoday.co.uk/news/item/6408-exiting-chairman-sees-hunger-for-sipp-firm-acquisitions

Regulator reboots fraud-tackling programme Project Bloom - FTAdviser.com
The Pensions Regulator has announced it has introduced a new structure for its pension fraud tackling programme Project Bloom
https://www.ftadviser.com/pensions/2016/09/21/regulator-reboots-fraud-tackling-programme-project-bloom/

Pension regulator mulls ways to tackle phone scams
The Pensions Regulator has revealed it is looking to work with the Information Commissioner to see how it might crackdown on cold calling as part of a...
http://www.financialplanningtoday.co.uk/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=6422:cold-calls-tpr-looks-to-tackle-phone-scams

Threat to pensions from 'horrible hybrid Trojan horse'
The former Minister “who made pensions sexy” claims that the new LISA is “an abomination” and is more likely to prompt cash sp...
http://www.financialplanningtoday.co.uk/news/item/6424-lisa-lamborghini-risk-higher-says-man-who-made-pensions-sexy

Pensions industry 'doing spectacularly badly' on transfers
A common governance body for pension transfers is needed to overcome the problems that currently exist, as the industry is “doing spectacularly...
https://www.financialplanningtoday.co.uk/news/item/6423-pensions-industry-doing-spectacularly-badly-on-transfers

'Rosy future' for Sipp providers offering bespoke service
A former director at Suffolk Life has predicted a “very rosy future” for the Sipp sector, in particular providers that offer a more person...
https://www.financialplanningtoday.co.uk/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=6429:sipps-expert-rosy-future-for-providers-offering-bespoke-service

Former pensions minister calls Lifetime Isa an 'abomination' - FTAdviser.com
Former pensions minister Steve Webb has called the Lifetime Isa an abomination
https://www.ftadviser.com/pensions/2016/09/23/former-pensions-minister-calls-lifetime-isa-an-abomination/

HMRC blocks in-specie tax relief for 26 Sipp and SSAS firms - Citywire
http://citywire.co.uk/new-model-adviser/news/hmrc-blocks-in-specie-tax-relief-for-26-sipp-and-ssas-firms/a955293

UK trade bodies unite over slow pension transfers - FTAdviser.com
Eight of the UK s investment and pension trade associations have come together to investigate ways to improve the process of transferring pension and investment assets
https://www.ftadviser.com/pensions/2016/12/06/uk-trade-bodies-unite-over-slow-pension-transfers/

Trade bodies team up to consult on investment transfers
Eight leading investment and pension bodies have teamed up to propose improvements to pension and investment transfers.
http://www.professionaladviser.com/professional-adviser/news/3000739/trade-bodies-team-up-to-consult-on-investment-transfers

Trade bodies team up to consult on investment transfers
Eight leading investment and pension bodies have teamed up to propose improvements to pension and investment transfers.,Regulation,Regulation,Regulation,Regulation ,ABI,DWP,FCA,FCA,The Investment Association,Tisa
http://www.investmentweek.co.uk/investment-week/news/3000760/trade-bodies-team-up-to-consult-on-investment-transfers

Industry bodies propose reforms to speed up pension transfers
Trade bodies have launched a consultation to explore how all types of pension transfers can be sped up to improve access for members.
http://www.professionalpensions.com/professional-pensions/news/3000834/industry-bodies-propose-reforms-to-speed-up-pension-transfers

POLITICAL STAGE Stranded | PensionsWorld
The risk posed to self-invested personal pensions (SIPPs) from illiquid investments has not been adequately addressed by the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA’s) new SIPP capital adequ
http://pensionsworld.co.uk/pw/article/political-stage-stranded-12334211

FOS reviews Sipp complaint upheld against Berkeley Burke | News | Money Marketing
FOS will reconsider ruling which held Sipp operator failed to carry out adequate due diligence. 
http://www.moneymarketing.co.uk/news-and-analysis/regulation/fos-reviews-sipp-complaint-upheld-against-berkeley-burke/2013815.article

UK commercial property to be a standard asset - FTAdviser.com
New additions to Sipps standard asset list announced by the regulator.
http://www.ftadviser.com/2014/08/21/pensions/sipps/uk-commercial-property-to-be-a-standard-asset-WXGYka7WsG3WZc99d9dHNN/article.html

FCA dismissed ‘strong’ response against Sipps assets test - FTAdviser.com
Trade body states evidence from all but two consultation responses showed little support for asset calculation.
http://www.ftadviser.com/2014/08/05/pensions/sipps/fca-dismissed-strong-response-against-sipps-assets-test-CvdlPBrfRUMM20P388sKYK/article.html

FOS under fire over 'worrying' Sipp ruling - Citywire
http://citywire.co.uk/new-model-adviser/news/fos-under-fire-over-worrying-sipp-ruling/a764125

‘Shocking’ findings in Sipps thematic review - FTAdviser.com
Sipp review findings will drive polarisation and consolidation of the Sipp market.
http://www.ftadviser.com/2014/07/21/pensions/sipps/shocking-findings-in-sipps-thematic-review-iHzatzYbSP1ymCtFK6fGOP/article.html

SIPPs: Ombudsman finds against SIPP provider in landmark ruling | Investment Sense
In a landmark ruling the Financial Ombudsman Service has ruled against Leicester based SIPP provider, Berkeley Burke. If you've been mis-sold an investment
http://www.investmentsense.co.uk/sipps-ombudsman-finds-against-sipp-provider-in-landmark-ruling/

AMPS conference 2014: FCA revisits SIPP commercial property stance after industry feedback - Professional Adviser IFAonline
The Financial Conduct Authority has revealed it is 'mindful' of industry feedback on the treatment of commercial property as a non-standard asset for self-invested personal pensions (SIPP) capital adequacy in the forthcoming regulation.,Pensions ,SIPP,AMPS
http://www.professionaladviser.com/retirement-planner/news/2346032/amps-conference-2014-fca-revisits-sipp-commercial-property-stance-after-industry-feedback

Sipps Professional - AMPS chairman becomes latest blogger for Sipps Pro
Sipps Pro is delighted to welcome Neil MacGillivray, chairman of the Association of Member-directed Pension Schemes, as our latest blogger.Mr Mac...
http://www.sippsprofessional.co.uk/comment-and-blogs/item/2297-amps-chairman-becomes-latest-blogger-for-sipps-pro

Financial Planner Online - FCA's Poyntz-Wright confirms delay to capital adequacy review
There is likely to be a further delay to the Sipps capital adequacy consultation, the annual conference of AMPS - the providers' association - heard t...
http://www.financialplanneronline.co.uk/articles/item/3538-fca-s-poyntz-wright-confirms-delay-to-capital-adequacy-consultation

FCA confirms further SIPP cap ad delay - Professional Adviser IFAonline
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has confirmed its response to the self-invested personal pension (SIPP) provider capital adequacy consultation will be delayed until the third quarter of the year.,Pensions,Regulation ,SIPP,Capital adequacy,FCA
http://www.professionaladviser.com/professional-adviser/news/2346110/fca-confirms-further-sipp-cap-ad-delay

Pension trade body calls for tax-free transfers on death - FTAdviser.com
Trade body tells government there are “many factors” that could aid innovation in the retirement income market.
http://www.ftadviser.com/2014/06/13/pensions/personal-pensions/pension-trade-body-calls-for-tax-free-transfers-on-death-y5Gt3lTLeMcE13ccpUvlKI/article.html

Sipps Professional - AMPS chairman predicts further rise in Sipps complaints
The chairman of the Sipp providers' association AMPS has forecast a further rise in the number of complaints about Sipps. This follows a doubling in t...
http://www.sippsprofessional.co.uk/articles/item/2293-amps-chairman-predicts-further-rise-in-sipps-complaints

Sipps Professional - Lifetime allowance must go say AMPS Conference attendees
AMPS Conference attendees say that the death of annuities is premature but the lifetime allowance must go. Some 77% of attendees agreed that the lifet...
http://www.sippsprofessional.co.uk/articles/item/2287-lifetime-allowance-must-go-say-amps-conference-attendee

Sipps Professional - AMPS Conference gets under way at critical time for sector
The Annual Conference of AMPS (the Association of Member-directed Pension Schemes) gets under way today (Weds 21 May) in London at a critical time for...
http://www.sippsprofessional.co.uk/articles/item/2283-amps-conference-gets-under-way-at-critical-time-for-sector

Sipps Professional - Andrew Roberts' Blog: Why SSAS statistics are hard to come by
On Wednesday 21 May, Chris Jones of Suffolk Life will take to the stage at the Annual AMPS conference to give an update on the Sipp market. He will ta...
http://www.sippsprofessional.co.uk/comment-and-blogs/item/2282-andrew-roberts-blog-ssas-statistics

AMPS Conference: Industry ‘frustrated’ over pension liberation fraud
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.,Law and Regulation ,Pensions Liberation,TPR
http://www.professionalpensions.com/professional-pensions/news/2269515/amps-conference-industry-frustrated-over-pension-liberation-fraud

FCA confirms latest Sipp rules delay amid property debates - FTAdviser.com
Amps members not convinced on value of permitted investment list to mollify non-mainstream concerns.
http://www.ftadviser.com/2014/05/22/pensions/sipps/fca-confirms-latest-sipp-rules-delay-amid-property-debates-IWbTjlODTiOzWgJfdwBeZI/article.html

Pension trade body calls for tax-free transfers on death - FTAdviser.com
Trade body tells government there are “many factors” that could aid innovation in the retirement income market.
http://www.ftadviser.com/2014/06/13/pensions/personal-pensions/pension-trade-body-calls-for-tax-free-transfers-on-death-y5Gt3lTLeMcE13ccpUvlKI/article.html

Poor advice will prevent pension reform income boost - FTAdviser.com
Concern from trade body’s members that a lack of adequate advice will undermine overhaul.
http://www.ftadviser.com/2014/06/02/pensions/personal-pensions/poor-advice-will-prevent-pension-reform-income-boost-K3hsEcIL1sUFklRDqyNiiO/article.html

AMPS conference 2014: 'Insidious' lifetime allowance should be scrapped - Professional Adviser IFAonline
The death of annuities is premature but the lifetime allowance on pensions must be scrapped, delegates heard at the Association of Member-Directed Pension Schemes (AMPS)'s annual conference.,Pensions,Income ,Annuities,AMPS,Guidance Guarantee
http://www.professionaladviser.com/retirement-planner/news/2346034/amps-conference-2014-insidious-lifetime-allowance-should-be-scrapped

AMPS conference 2014: FCA revisits SIPP commercial property stance after industry feedback - Professional Adviser IFAonline
The Financial Conduct Authority has revealed it is 'mindful' of industry feedback on the treatment of commercial property as a non-standard asset for self-invested personal pensions (SIPP) capital adequacy in the forthcoming regulation.,Pensions ,SIPP,AMPS
http://www.professionaladviser.com/retirement-planner/news/2346032/amps-conference-2014-fca-revisits-sipp-commercial-property-stance-after-industry-feedback

Why have SIPP complaints soared? - Professional Adviser IFAonline
SIPP complaints to the Financial Ombudsman recently faced a sharp increase. Why did this happen? Fiona Murphy reports.,Pensions ,SIPP,Association of Member-Directed Pension Schemes (AMPS),Regulation,Suffolk Life,FOS
http://www.professionaladviser.com/ifaonline/feature/2333732/why-have-sipp-complaints-soared

AMPS conference 2014: FCA revisits SIPP commercial property stance after industry feedback - Professional Adviser IFAonline
The Financial Conduct Authority has revealed it is 'mindful' of industry feedback on the treatment of commercial property as a non-standard asset for self-invested personal pensions (SIPP) capital adequacy in the forthcoming regulation.,Pensions ,SIPP,AMPS
http://www.professionaladviser.com/retirement-planner/news/2346032/amps-conference-2014-fca-revisits-sipp-commercial-property-stance-after-industry-feedback

AMPS conference 2014: FCA revisits SIPP commercial property stance after industry feedback - Professional Adviser IFAonline
The Financial Conduct Authority has revealed it is 'mindful' of industry feedback on the treatment of commercial property as a non-standard asset for self-invested personal pensions (SIPP) capital adequacy in the forthcoming regulation.,Pensions ,SIPP,AMPS
http://www.professionaladviser.com/retirement-planner/news/2346032/amps-conference-2014-fca-revisits-sipp-commercial-property-stance-after-industry-feedback

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