Options Simple SIPP

Last updated: 22nd June 2020

Charges Charges are subject to VAT although shown excluding VAT

Initial/Set up fee


Annual fee


Transfer in fee

Nil from a personal pension or defined contribution scheme

£250 from a defined benefits pension scheme

£350 from overseas/international scheme

Transfer out fee

£200 for full or partial cash transfers

£300 for full or partial cash transfers plus in-specie transfer of assets

£500 for transfer to overseas pension scheme

In-specie transfer in fee

£200 for the transfer of assets other than cash, excluding property and non-standard investments

Taking Benefits

Establishment of Flexi-Access Drawdown and payment of PCLS, £250

Monthly income £200 per year
Quarterly income £150 per year
Annual income £125 per year
Adhoc payment £100

Small pots payment, £125

Closure of scheme following Flexi-Access/UFPLS : one years annual administration fee

Annuity purchase fee

£300 partial or cash transfers

Payment of death benefits fee

Time costed, minimum £500

Other fees

CHAPs payment, £25

International payment, £30

Faster payment, £5

Divorce, time costed, £500 minimum

Additional valuations, £100

Client/trustee meetings, £200 plus travel


Access: Direct or via IFA


Online capability


Scheme information, bank accounts, holdings with latest values

Access available to both member and IFA

Permitted Investments All types of investments are considered with no restrictions other than those not permitted by pension legislation

Commercial property

Overseas property

Unit trusts & OEICS

All platforms allowed

External deposit accounts

Must be realisable within 30 days

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

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


Sale fee


Annual property administration fee


VAT registration fee


VAT return fees


Other fees


SIPP Bank Account

SIPP bank account provider

Royal Bank of Scotland

Current interest rate



Scheme trustees

Options UK Personal Pensions LLP

Scheme administrator

Options UK Personal Pensions LLP

Minimum contributions

Regular payments

No minimum

Transfers/Single Premiums

No minimum

Min additional

No minimum

Company Information


STM Group

Year established


Funds under management

Circa £1.7bn

Number of SIPPs administered

Circa 900

Defaqto Rating

Not available


Accepts benefits from defined benefit / final salary schemes?

Yes, if IFA advised


Flexible Drawdown offered


Scheme Pension offered

Yes, but through a separate Trust



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