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How Do I Invest My SIPP?

5 Important Facts You Should Know About SIPPs

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In the world of pensions, one type stands out above the rest. SIPPs are an increasingly popular personal pension, with plenty of bells and whistles to make them appeal to both experienced and novice investors alike. SIPPs were first introduced back in 1989, but upon its inception it was classed as a pension for the rich. Times have changed and now SIPPs are something available to all, no matter their financial background. When you look towards a SIPP, it can be hard to figure out how you invest them; thankfully our Accendo Markets guide is here to help.

Before looking at investment options and where to position your money, you will need to find the right type of SIPP and SIPP provider for your current situation.

Low Cost SIPP

Considered the lead-in for a Full SIPP and an introductory form of personal pension. Offering low-cost fees and contribution requirements, but operates under “execution only” terms because of this. Even though Low Cost SIPPs are considered an initial step in the world of personal pension, they don’t have the same level of help and security as a Full SIPP. This means it pays to have some degree of investment knowledge before signing up for one.


The leading type of SIPP, which comes with all the extras that have helped make SIPPs so noteworthy in today’s pension market. Suitable for those with larger sums of money to invest and want to exhibit complete control over your retirement fund. It should be remembered that with larger sums of money involved, larger fees and charges should be expected. But, if you have a Full SIPP you may even be able to take advantage of management services that are issued by your provider.

It doesn’t matter what type of SIPP you eventually opt for, you can expect to have a wealth of investment opportunities at your fingertips. As SIPPs are designed for those who wish to create or further an investment portfolio, you can also expect there to be varying options and assets vying for your interest. The following are considered the leading investment options for SIPP investors within the United Kingdom:

  • UK based shares
  • International based shares
  • Commercial property
  • Individual property
  • Bank society deposit accounts
  • Building society deposit accounts
  • Traded endowment policies
  • Unit trusts
  • National savings products
  • Government securities
  • Insurance trusts
  • Insurance company finds
  • “Exotic” items

The above assets are fairly general, so expect to find a huge variety of sub-categories. Also, the assets provided will always be at the discretion of your SIPP provider.

Traditional pensions may be considered classic in approach, but the value in them is often called into question. When you want a DIY pension that comes loaded with features and profit potential, a SIPP may be something to consider. After establishing a SIPP, investment opportunities will never be too far out of reach, with various assets never any more than a fingertips reach away. For more information on how to invest in your SIPP with Accendo Markets, please contact us and speak to a member of our team today.

We do not arrange/open SIPPs or provide advice on your pension. If you are in any doubt about investing using a SIPP, please seek independent financial advice. You must arrange your SIPP through a separate SIPP provider before using our services. Nothing on this page should be taken as an invitation or inducement to open a SIPP, it is general in nature and intended to provide information only.

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