Barnett Waddingham Flexible SIPP

Last updated: 3rd August 2023

Charges Charges are subject to VAT although shown excluding VAT

Initial/Set up fee

£100, where an online application is made following advice from a financial adviser

£300, where a paper application is made following advice from a financial adviser

£400, where a paper application is made and no advice has been taken

Annual fee


Transfer in fee


Transfer out fee

£200, for cash transfer out only

In-specie transfer in fee

Time costed for other transfers in or out

Taking Benefits

Flexi-Access Drawdown:

New or further flexi-access drawdown pension set up £200

Flexi-access drawdown pension payments (regular monthly or quarterly intervals) £125 per annum

Flexi-access drawdown pension payments (annual or ad hoc payments) £75 per annum

Capped Drawdown:

Further capped drawdown pension set up £200

Further capped drawdown pension review £160

Capped drawdown pension payments (regular monthly or quarterly intervals) £125 per annum

Capped drawdown pension payments (annual or ad hoc payments) £75
per annum

Conversion of capped drawdown to flexi-access drawdown pension £25

Uncrystallised funds pension lump sum:

Payment of benefits under UFPLS rules £200 per event

Annuity purchase fee

From £210

Payment of death benefits fee

Time costed

Other fees

Investment related fees:

Additional administration cost for investments other than one panel investment provider, £451 per annum

Additional valuation of non-panel assets during the year, time costed

Cash transfers to/from non-panel investment provider (fee not applicable to ongoing regular payments), £25

Unquoted share sale, from £800

Unquoted shares annual review, from £250

Purchase of an Unregulated Collective Investment Scheme (UCIS), £850

Gold bullion portfolio set up, £200

Loan to SIPP, from £375

Loan annual administration, from £220

Syndicated property purchase:

Purchase of syndicated property share, From £1,000

Sale of syndicated property share, From £650

Annual administration, £90 per annum

Bank deposit accounts:

Deposit account set up, £260

Deposit account annual administration, £75

Cash transfers to/from deposit account (fee not applicable to ongoing regular payments), £25


Compulsory Lifetime Allowance test age 75 time costed

Lifetime Allowance charge payment, £77


Access: Direct or via IFA


Online capability


SIPPs Online allows financial advisers to produce new business illustrations (accumulation and drawdown) and to complete applications.

Illustrations can be saved, retrieved and used to prepopulate applications.

Applications can be part-completed and resumed later. The progress of applications can be tracked and secure file exchange is enabled.

Clients do not need to be present when advisers complete the online application and all signing is delivered at once. An application summary is suitable for the client and/or compliance.

Permitted Investments Investments and the parties used for execution/custody of them have to pass the SIPP Provider's due diligence.

Commercial property

Overseas property

Unit trusts & OEICS

All platforms allowed

External deposit accounts

Overseas listed stock and shares

All stockbrokers allowed

UK listed stocks and shares

All stockbrokers allowed

AIM shares

All stockbrokers allowed

Gilts/corporate bonds

All stockbrokers allowed


All stockbrokers allowed

Investment trusts

All stockbrokers allowed

Discretionary management

Unrestricted access

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

From £1,000

Sale fee

From £650

Annual property administration fee

£255 per property

VAT registration fee


VAT return fees

£295 per annum

Other fees

Mortgage set up or rearrangement, from £305

Annual mortgage fee, £140

Annual rental invoice fee per tenant, £105

Rent review, £100

Additional property related work (eg. leases, extra VAT work, appointment of professionals, mortgage redemptions, property development): time costed

SIPP Bank Account

SIPP bank account provider

Bank of Scotland

Current interest rate



Scheme trustees

BW SIPP Trustees Limited

Scheme administrator


Minimum contributions Needs to be a minimum fund size of £50,000

Regular payments

No minimum

Transfers/Single Premiums

No minimum

Min additional

No minimum

Company Information


The operator is BW SIPP LLP, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Barnett Waddingham LLP.

Year established

Barnett Waddingham LLP, 1989


Funds under administration


Number of SIPPs administered

Over 61,000 at 1 Nov 2022

Defaqto rating

Not available


Accepts benefits from defined benefit / final salary schemes?

Yes, only if IFA advised


Flexi-Access Drawdown offered


Uncrystallised Funds Pension Lump Sum offered


Scheme Pension offered




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