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More and more people are choosing a Self-Invested Personal Pension to plan for their retirement. Here are the top 5 reasons why SIPPs are so popular.
We’re celebrating a successful start for two businesses that were rebranded and relaunched last summer following acquisitions by our parent company STM Group Plc.
The UK’s commercial property market has changed dramatically over the past year or so. With prices tumbling a rare opportunity has arisen for business owners to acquire their premises through a SIPP, possibly at a discount, and with generous tax breaks. Read on to find out more.
The Options UK brand was launched a year ago with a mission to bring an innovative, solutions-based approach to the UK market. Despite the pandemic taking over our lives in more ways than we could have imagined, Options UK has already become established as a trusted brand.
We’re all well aware of some of the harsh economic realities that will be part of the ‘new normal’ that emerges in the months ahead – but how the pandemic is likely to impact DB pensions members is perhaps less well-known, as we explain in this article.
We’re supporting the aims of International Women’s Day which celebrates women's achievements, raises awareness against bias, and takes action for equality. Celebrated on March 8 every year, its history can be traced back more than a century to the days when women were campaigning for electoral reform. Today, it is supported by the United Nations and many other global organisations.
The growing risks associated with cash and property are accelerating a shift towards pensions, especially with a growing number of British Muslims looking for an alternative to keeping cash in the bank or investing in residential property. Read on to find out more about what’s driving this trend.
We’ve all had lots of ‘blue Mondays’ in recent months – but the official Blue Monday this year falls on January 18th. It’s held on the third Monday in January because, say experts, statistically that’s usually the worst day for feeling down in the dumps. At Options we always look on the bright side, so we think it’s also a great day to beat the blues by thinking positively and doing something practical to plan ahead for your tomorrow.
Halal investing remains virtually unknown to UK investors, but following the recent launch of a Sharia-complaint workplace pension, SIPP and other saving products, backed by pension experts Options UK and Halal investment specialists Wahed Invest, it adds a fresh dimension to ESG and SRI investing.
Several of the economic forecasts published recently by the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) made for uncomfortable reading. The OBR believes that unemployment could rise beyond 8.5% as struggling businesses fall into administration or cut staff numbers in an effort to survive. Given prevailing circumstances, it is no surprise to learn of a surge in requests from concerned employees for cash equivalent transfer values (CETV) relating to their defined benefit (DB) pensions.