How To Slash Your SIPP Fees

How To Slash Your SIPP Fees
Underwater by Andy Deitsch. Why?

If you have any stockmarket assets in your SIPP, check you're not being ripped off with exorbitant SIPP charges with this comparison tool

Are You Paying 10 Times More Than You Need For Your SIPP?

A Sure Way To Grow Your SIPP Is To Cut Its Running Costs

According to The Telegraph, you could be paying thousands of pounds a year more than you need for stockmarket assets in your SIPP.

Simply moving your SIPP from a costly provider to a more competitive firm could leave you with considerably more money in your pension fund, without affecting your choice of stockmarket assets.

Within its article is a table comparing 17 major SIPP platforms on a like-for-like basis.  It reveals the costs of running a SIPP from a fund as small as £5,000 to one of £1 million, with a variety of fund sizes in between.

The numbers are staggering. 

At £1 million, your annual SIPP fee could £220.  Or it could be shocking £2,699. 

That’s 12 times more!

And it doesn’t end there.

Over the years, the compounding effect of paying way over the odds could wipe out a large part of your retirement fund. 

Literally tens of thousands of pounds: money missing from your retirement and unavailable for those you leave behind.

In a Victor Kiam kind of moment (he who loved the Remington razor so much he bought the company), SIPP-holder Charlie Johnson discovered he could save around £50,000 by switching SIPP providers. 

Charlie is now shareholder in BrokerCompare, the company that runs this Stockmarket SIPP Comparison Service.

6 SIPP Tips To Help You Save Money


1.

If you find a cheaper SIPP using this Stockmarket SIPP Comparison Service, find out what exit fees and penalties you’ll suffer when you close your current SIPP.  Most providers will restrict their exit charges to a maximum of 1 per cent of your fund value, though some older pensions have all manner of charges and adjustments included, which incredibly has seen some people lose as much as 20 per cent of their pension pot.

2.

If your fund value is under £100,000, you could well be better off with a SIPP that’s charged on a percentage basis.  At £100,000 and above, a flat fee could work out more cost effective.

3.

If you’re a frequent trader, watch out for trading charges.  The most expensive platforms can charge almost three times as much as the cheapest.

4.

Beware of the ‘free’ SIPP, because they’re rarely that.  The SIPP operator has to make money to survive, which is fine.  You need you to know how it’s being done: for example, by hiding hefty administration costs within fund prices or by retaining interest on your cash and deposit accounts.

5.

If you’re considering moving a final salary (defined benefit) pension, it’ll need analysing by a suitably qualified pension transfer specialist to check your transfer value is large enough to compensate you for giving up the guarantees of your scheme.

6.

If you’ve reached 55 and you’ve drawn some or all of your tax free cash, leaving the balance of your fund invested, you could also be paying additional ‘drawdown’ fees.  Not only can these can vary massively between one SIPP and another, the flexible features can also be very different too.

How To Check You're Not Paying Over The Odds In Charges

Use this Stockmarket SIPP Comparison Service.

It could save you many thousands of pounds, which would be great for you and your family.

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