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Financial advice firm Professional Financial Services (PFS) has been ordered by the Financial Ombudsman (FOS) to pay out after advising a client to invest in an unregulated collective investment scheme.

FCA regulated stockbroker and investment platform app Freetrade has launched a SIPP, administered by Gaudi.

This last 10 months has been difficult for everyone, one way or another, but for pension schemes with property it has been a particularly difficult time.

Warrington-based LJ Financial Planning has been fined £107,200 by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) for providing its customers with unsuitable pension switching and transfer advice and failing to manage its conflicts of interest.

I spent several hours one morning this week poring over my old G60 manual to help work out some ‘scheme specific protected tax-free cash’ calculations in respect of some pre-2006 occupational pension scheme benefits for an adviser.

Over a third (35%) of Britons have never reviewed their plans for retirement, with more than 29% admitting they do not expect to have enough money when they do retire, according to new research.

iPensions Group has launched an adviser portal to enable adivsers to compelte the SIPP application online.

Younger clients are demanding technological improvements from SIPP providers according to new research.

LV= has launched a trustee investment plan to make smoothed funds more accessible to SIPP and SSAS investors.

It seems as if the SIPP sector has been waiting for the judgments on a number of court cases in recent years. As we get clarity on one, we still await another and these can have implications for not only how a SIPP firm operates, but on advisers and their clients.

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