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Press Release Archive 2010

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Rowanmoor Pensions reveals pensioners could lose up to £75,000 in tax-free lump sum following Government reforms. USP pensioners also facing up to 40% reduced income

Rowanmoor Pensions has warned that Government proposals to reduce the lifetime allowance could see pensioners lose out on tax-free lump sum benefits of up to £75,000 from April 2012. Government proposals to remove the need to purchase an annuity by the age of 75 could also see pensioners on unsecured pension (USP) see their income reduced by as much as 40%.

20 December 2010

Rowanmoor Pensions Welcomes Government U-Turn on Transfers

Rowanmoor Pensions, the UK’s largest independent Small Self-Administered Scheme (SSAS) provider and a bespoke Self-Invested Personal Pensions (SIPP) operator, welcomes the news that the Government will amend legislation, so that transfers between contracted-out defined benefit schemes and defined contribution schemes can still be made after April 2012.

30 November 2010

AMPS elects Rowanmoor Pensions’ Robert Graves as Chairman for third term

The Association of Member-Directed Pension Schemes (AMPS) has announced the re-election of Robert Graves, Head of Pensions Technical Services at Rowanmoor Pensions, as Chairman for a third term.

30 November 2010

Rowanmoor Pensions Reports 2009/2010 Results

2009/2010 sales see a year-on-year increase of 145%
Continued success for the Rowanmoor Self-Invested Personal Pension (SIPP) leads to the special offer terms on transfer fees to be made permanent
Bespoke Rowanmoor Pensions offering continues to impress IFAs.

8 November 2010

Bolton’s Rowanmoor Pensions wins top industry award for the third year running

Rowanmoor Pensions, which has an administration centre in Bolton, has been named as the UK’s best Small Self-Administered Scheme (SSAS) provider at this year’s Investment Life and Pensions Moneyfacts awards. The win adds to 2008 and 2009 wins in the same category.

4 October 2010

Salisbury-based Rowanmoor Pensions wins top industry award for the third year running

Rowanmoor Pensions, which has its head office in Salisbury, has been named as the UK’s best Small Self-Administered Scheme (SSAS) provider at this year’s Investment Life and Pensions Moneyfacts awards. The win adds to 2008 and 2009 wins in the same category.

4 October 2010

Rowanmoor Pensions’ new business rates continue to increase

Rowanmoor Pensions has announced its third-quarter new business results, which show that the amount of new schemes written by the company has increased for the third quarter in a row.

30 July 2010

Rowanmoor Pensions warns that HMRC is struggling to cope with complex pensions rules

Rowanmoor Pensions believes that pensions simplification has failed, leaving HMRC struggling to cope with the constantly changing rules. In a recent AMPS survey, over 75% said pensions had not got simpler post A-day …

1 July 2010

HMRC reconsiders interpretation of pension transfer rules

HMRC has taken legal advice and has today (11 June 2010) confirmed that transferred in USP funds, where the individual concerned is under the age of 55 will, under normal circumstances, be a recognised transfer.

11 June 2010

Rowanmoor Pensions urges Pensions Minister to take action over pensions trap

Rowanmoor Pensions warns that HMRC’s interpretation of the rules regarding the change in Normal Minimum Pension Age on 6 April 2010, could have serious tax implications for members aged between 50 and 55 who have crystallised benefits in an Unsecured Pension and wish to transfer to another provider.

11 June 2010

Rowanmoor Pensions reduces fees on SIPP and Family Pension Trust product ranges

Rowanmoor Pensions has announced a six month special offer to celebrate the first anniversary of its SIPP launch. Transfer-in fees will be waived on all pension benefits transferred to a Rowanmoor Pensions SIPP from 1 June until 30 November 2010.

28 May 2010

Sales double at Rowanmoor Pensions as SIPP celebrates first anniversary

Rowanmoor Pensions, the UK’s largest independent Small Self-Administered Scheme (SSAS) and Family Pension Trust practitioner, reports continued significant increases in new business in the second quarter of its current financial year.

14 May 2010

Popularity of scheme pensions over ASP continues to increase says Rowanmoor Pensions

Research by Rowanmoor Pensions, the UK’s largest independent SSAS and Family Pension Trust provider, shows that during the past year there has been a significant increase in the number of pensioners opting for scheme pensions whilst ASP take-up has decreased.

26 April 2010

Rowanmoor Pensions welcomes opportunity for French property investment but advises caution

On 2 March 2010, France brought into effect a new law that may make it more straightforward for UK pension schemes to invest in French property. Rowanmoor Pensions sees this as a great opportunity for UK investors and is investigating the market for its SSAS, SIPP and Family Pension Trust clients.

22 March 2010

Explore all possible SIPP investment options says Rowanmoor Pensions

Rowanmoor Pensions is urging advisers to ensure they consider SIPPs that provide the widest choice of investment options when advising clients.

8 March 2010

Sales at Rowanmoor Pensions up 88% on same period last year

Rowanmoor Pensions reports a significant increase in new business in the first quarter of its current financial year.

15 February 2010

Rowanmoor Pensions introduces SIPPView

Rowanmoor Pensions has launched an online demonstration system to showcase SIPPView, its online service for the Rowanmoor Pensions SIPP.

8 February 2010

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