Elevate Pension Investment Account

Last updated: 14th September 2023

Charges Charges are not subject to VAT

Initial/Set up fee


Annual fee

A tiered charge is made dependent on fund size:

£0-£149,999 0.30%
£150,000 - £999,999 0.25%
£1,000,000 - £2,249,999 0.20%
£2,500,000 - £4,999,999 0.15%
£5,000,000+ 0.10%

Transfer in fee


Transfer out fee


In-specie transfer in fee


Taking benefits

Initial: None

Ongoing: None

Annuity purchase fee


Payment of death benefits fee


Other fees

Buy or sell securities via in house online platform, £12.50


Access: Direct or via IFA

Via IFA only

Online capability


The Elevate platform (through which the Elevate Pension Investment Account is available) allows for client level view only access, upon adviser authorisation. Clients can view their portfolio online, including transactions and performance information and documentation.
With Elevate your advisers can set up four user access levels which are discussed in detail as part of the onboarding process to ensure your users are set up appropriately, giving you greater control over your risk and compliance process. This creates a robust, consistent sales process by controlling access levels for your advisers and providing a consistent client experience

Permitted Investments

Commercial property

Unit trusts & OEICS

via in-house platform

External deposit accounts

Subject to restrictions

Overseas listed stock and shares

UK listed stocks and shares

via in-house platform

AIM shares

via in-house platform

Gilts/corporate bonds

via in-house platform


via in-house platform

Investment trusts

via in-house platform

Discretionary management

Via limited panel of managers

National Savings & Investments

Unlisted shares

Structured products

Trustee Investment Plans

Insurance company funds

Hedge funds

Traded endowment plans

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

Not confirmed

Current interest rate



Scheme trustees

Standard Life Company

Scheme administrator

Elevate Platform Services

Minimum contributions

Regular payments

£100 per month
£300 quarterly
£500 half yearly
£1,000 yearly

Transfers/Single Premiums


Min additional


Company Information


Standard Life Aberdeen plc.

Together Elevate and Standard Life Wrap create one of the UK's largest and fastest growing adviser platform busines

Year established

Standard Life established 1825

Funds under management

£59.8 billion in assets under management by the end of June 2019 across all platforms within group.

Number of SIPPs administered

430,000 customers across all platforms within group

Defaqto rating

Three stars


Accepts benefits from defined benefit / final salary schemes?



Flexi-Access Drawdown/UFPLS offered


Scheme Pension offered




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