Best SIPP providers

Find out the best self invested personal pension for your pension pot.

There’s no defined “best SIPP” – it completely depends on what you’re looking for and the size of your pension pot. Take a look at some of the ones listed below to see if you can find one to suit you.

How do I compare SIPPs?

The main factor that distinguishes SIPPs from one another is pretty much only the cost. To save you from reading exactly the same thing over and over again, we’ve summed up what SIPPs offer to start with. If there are any additional features with any providers, we’ll let you know.

What all of these SIPPs offer:

  • You are in charge of what you are invested in.
  • Access to a wider range of investment products, including property.
  • You can contribute up to 100% of your pre-tax earnings up to £40,000 per year in the 2020/2021 tax year.
  • If you don’t work, you can contribute up to £3,600 per tax year.
  • You can start withdrawing from your pension from the age of 55.

What most of these providers offer:

  • Most providers will have mobile apps to manage your SIPPs on the go.
  • You can often transfer your pensions to another provider or consolidate several pensions into one.

Best SIPP for smaller pension pots: AJ Bell

AJ Bell’s SIPP offers the best value for pension pots of £50,000 and less. It’s not the cheapest for those under £10,000 but it still offers good value.

How much does an AJ Bell SIPP cost?

AJ Bell features

AJ Bell’s SIPP is pretty standard. It has some investment ideas to help you make your mind up, but you’re also totally free to go ahead and pick some without supervision.

Best SIPP for larger pension pots: interactive investor

interactive investor’s SIPP has a set monthly fee that’s not based on your investment amount. This can be pricey for smaller investments but can work out quite cost effective when investing £100,000 or more.

How much does an interactive investor SIPP cost?

interactive investor charges £19.99 per month for its SIPP account. This also gets you access to other products too, such as the stocks and shares ISA, junior ISA and trading account.

interactive investor SIPP features

You get a free trade each month with interactive investor which you can use to buy or sell an investment. It’s got some ready made funds and expert ideas to help you out, too.

Best for help and resources: Hargreaves Lansdown

Hargreaves Lansdown offers quite a lot of support to its customers. Whether you need a ready-made portfolio, a few ideas to get you started, or guidance over the phone.

How much does the Hargreaves Lansdown SIPP cost?

Hargreaves Lansdown SIPP features

Hargreaves Lansdown’s SIPP is pretty standard. You can access your investments online and through its app, either by yourself or with its investment ideas. It’s got a helpdesk based in Bristol that can answer your questions, too.

Compare investment services

Table: sorted by promoted deals first
Name Product Minimum investment Choose from Fee for a £50,000 pension pot Brand description
Interactive Investor Pension
Any lump sum or £25 a month
Over 3,000 funds
Annual fee: £239.88, fund fees: £50-500
interactive investor is a flat-fee platform, which makes it cost effective for larger portfolios. Capital at risk.
Moneyfarm Pension
£1,500 (initial investment)
7 funds
Moneyfarm has pensions that are matched against your risk appetite, goals and planned retirement date. Capital at risk.
AJ Bell Pension
Over 2,000 funds
Annual fee: £125, includes fund fees
AJ Bell has two different pension options, a self managed pension and one that is managed for you. Capital at risk.
PensionBee Pension
No minimum
9 funds
Annual fee: £250-475, includes fund fees
Pension Bee is a newbie in the pension market. It helps consolidate your pension plans into one place. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown Pension
£100 or £25 a month
2,500 funds
Annual fee: £225 (£200 cap if holding shares), fund fees included
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's biggest wealth manager. It's got three different retirement options. Capital at risk.
Saxo Markets Pension
Saxo Markets Pension
Over 11,000 funds
No annual fee
Saxo Markets gives flexibility and control over your investment strategy. Capital at risk.
No minimum
4 portfolios
Annual fee: £375-455, fund fees included
Moneybox Pension
3 funds
Annual fee: £225, fund fee: £60
Manage your money with an easy-to-use Moneybox app. Capital at risk.

Compare up to 4 providers

Name Product Price per trade Frequent trader rate Platform fees Brand description
UK: £2.95
US: $3.95
EU: €3.95
Your first 100 trades are free with Fineco (T&Cs apply)
Fineco Bank is good for share traders and investors looking for a complete platform and wide offer. The minimum deposit with Fineco is £0. Capital at risk.
eToro Free Stocks
Capital at risk. 0% commission but other fees may apply. The minimum deposit with eToro is $200.
Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's number one platform for private investors, with the depth of features you'd expect from an established platform. The minimum deposit with HL is £1. Capital at risk.
Degiro Share Dealing
UK: £1.75 + 0.014% (max £5)
US: €0.50 + $0.004 per share
Degiro is widely seen as one of the best low-cost share brokers, for people who are looking to trade regularly. The minimum deposit with Degiro is £0. Capital at risk.
interactive investor Trading Account
£7.99 (with one free trade per month)
£9.99 per month
Interactive Investor offers everything most investors need. Its flat fees makes it pricey for small portfolios, but cheap for big ones. The minimum deposit with ii is £0. Capital at risk.

Compare up to 4 providers

Name Product Minimum deposit Maximum annual fee Price per trade Brand description
InvestEngine stocks and shares ISA
Offer - £50 welcome bonus for new customers. Subject to minimum investment. T&Cs apply. Capital at risk.
Moneybox stocks and shares ISA
0.45% and £1 monthly subscription fee (free for first 3 months)
Moneybox offers a smart and simple way to invest. Sign up in minutes and start investing with £1 via their award-winning app. Capital at risk.
interactive investor stocks and shares ISA
Any lump sum or £25 a month
Interactive Investor offers everything most investors need. Its flat fees makes it pricey for small portfolios, but cheap for big ones. Capital at risk.
Nutmeg stocks and shares ISA
Nutmeg offers three types of portfolios. Choose the one that goes with your investment style. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown stocks and shares ISA
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's biggest wealth manager. It's got everything you'll need, from beginners to experienced investors. Capital at risk.
Moneyfarm stocks and shares ISA
Moneyfarm helps you meet your investment goals with fully-managed portfolios designed around you. Capital at risk.
Fidelity Stocks and Shares ISA
£1000 or a regular savings plan from £50
Fidelity is another good all-rounder, offering a good package at a decent price. Not suited for trading shares. Capital at risk.
Legal & General stocks and shares ISA
Legal & General stocks and shares ISA
£100 or £20 a month
Legal & General is a big financial services company which offers insurance, lifetime mortgage, pensions and stocks and shares ISAs. Capital at risk.
AJ Bell Stocks and Shares ISA
AJ Bell is a good all-rounder for people who to choose between shares, funds, ISAs and pensions. Capital at risk.
Saxo Markets stocks and shares ISA
No minimum deposit requirement
Saxo Markets offers a wide access to a range of stocks, ETFs and funds. Capital at risk.

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All investing should be regarded as longer term. The value of your investments can go up and down, and you may get back less than you invest. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. If you’re not sure which investments are right for you, please seek out a financial adviser. Capital at risk.

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