A Self Invested Personal Pension, known as a SIPP, is a personal pension for which the person investing for retirement decides what their pension fund is invested in. Traditionally pensions are managed by a pension fund manager who may invest in volatile stocks and shares or boring cash and the investor has no control or influence on this decision.
Any type of pension can be transferred into a SIPP, for example many people have several 'frozen' pensions from previous employment or businesses and/or personal pensions that they can transfer. This is a complex area and it does need professional advice. We have partnered with some of the UK's leading independent wealth management companies which specialises in pensions and investments. They will carry out a review completely free of charge for potential investors to assess whether their existing pension plans may be transferred into a SIPP.
Once the SIPP has been set up, the investor selects the property they wish the SIPP Trustees to invest in. It is also possible to increase the amount of funds available in a SIPP by borrowing up to a further 50% of its value. For example if a SIPP has funds of £70,000, it can borrow another £35,000 making available £105,000 to invest in a property. An investor using a SIPP can make further contributions ongoing into their SIPP and is entitled to full tax relief which means that if a 40% tax payer paid in £100,000 it could only cost him £60,000.
For further details please contact us and we will provide you with qualifying property information and introduce you to an independent SIPP/pension specialist.
Quay Property Investments do not provide advice on SIPPs direct. We introduce all qualifying clients to an authorised FSA regulated company for this purpose. Quay Property Investments are not regulated by the Financial Services Authority. Quay Property does not offer financial advice.