Astute Trustee Services Simple SIPP

Last updated: 21st May 2019

Charges Charges are subject to VAT although shown excluding VAT

Initial/Set up fee


Annual fee

£22 per month (£264)

Transfer in fee

£75, per transfer

Transfer out fee

£150, assumes whole fund is transferred out to one receiving scheme

In-specie transfer in fee


Taking Benefits

Initial: £100 per BCE

Ongoing: £150 per year

Annuity purchase fee


Payment of death benefits fee


Other fees

HMRC event report, £75

Payment of dependant's pension, £200

Pension share on divorce, Time-costed


Access: Direct or via IFA

Via IFA only

Online capability


Clients and IFA's can view the balance of their Simple SIPP via the Astute Trustee Services Platform. IFA's can place trades via the Astute Trustee Services Platform.

Permitted Investments

Commercial property

Overseas property

Unit trusts & OEICS

In house platform only

External deposit accounts

Unrestricted access to all 'sippable' deposit accounts

Overseas listed stock and shares

In house stockbrokers only

UK listed stocks and shares

In house stockbrokers only

AIM shares

In house stockbrokers only

Gilts/corporate bonds

In house stockbrokers only


In house stockbrokers only

Investment trusts

In house stockbrokers only

Discretionary management

National Savings & Investments

Unlisted shares

Structured products

Trustee Investment Plans

Insurance company funds

Hedge funds

Traded endowment plans

Intellectual property

Brands / Trademarks


Third party loans

Property purchase

Purchase fee


Sale fee


Annual property administration fee


VAT registration fee


VAT return fees


Other fees


SIPP Bank Account

SIPP bank account provider

Cater Allen

Current interest rate



Scheme trustees

Astute Pension Trustees Limited

Scheme administrator

Astute Trustee Services Limited

Minimum contributions

Regular payments

No minimum

Transfers/Single Premiums

No minimum

Min additional

No minimum

Company Information


Private company

Year established


Funds under management

£50 million

Number of SIPPs administered


Defaqto rating

Two stars


Accepts benefits from defined benefit / final salary schemes?

Yes, only if IFA advised


Flexible Drawdown offered


Scheme Pension offered



Astute Trustee Services offer a Complex SIPP, which allows a larger spectrum of investments. They also offer a Group SIPP and a SSAS.


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