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IG Group expands its platform offering with launch of SIPPs

Posted:
26/5/2016

IG Group, a global leader in online trading, today launches its self-invested personal pension (SIPPs) offering, in partnership with James Hay, supplementing its market-leading execution-only share dealing service.

An IG SIPP provides investors with access to thousands of domestic and international shares and ETFs. All SIPP eligible markets on IG’s share dealing platform are available within the SIPP. Customers are able to invest via any of IG’s platforms and apps, including its desktop platform and apps for Android, iPhone, iPad and Windows Phone.

Ian Peacock, head of UK and Ireland at IG Group, said, “The addition of SIPPs is an important step in the development of our offerings for the longer term investor. As the government moves further from pension provision, placing the responsibility to prepare for retirement firmly on the end investor, it is important that clients have access to the full range of account types to efficiently manage their long term investments. Through our award winning platform you can invest your SIPP in over 8000 shares and ETF’s globally 24 hours a day.”

The IG SIPP is available to new investors and those transferring their existing SIPP or shareholdings within their SIPP to IG. A one-off cash incentive of between £75 and £250 is available to those transferring at least £10,000 into an IG SIPP account1.

There is no charge to open an IG account and the same low commission rates for share dealing apply. IG charges £8 standard commission for UK shares, falling to £5 special commission if 10 or more trades have been made in the prior month. IG also has no annual platform fee, exits fees or hidden custody fees.

Ian Peacock continues: “Unfortunately fee structures in this industry are needlessly complex and confusing with many hidden fees and charges. Although headline fees may seem insignificant today they can have a huge impact on the performance of your investments over the long term. We will not charge customers any platform, custody or exit fees. Just commission per trade from as low as £5.  We have also today introduced a cash bonus incentive to help compensate any customers who would like to switch to an IG SIPP, ISA or share dealing account but are being charged exit fees by their existing provider.”

IG SIPPs are administered by James Hay, using their Modular iPlan pension product at an annual administration fee of £195 per annum. James Hay is a leading pensions provider, trusted by nearly 56,000 clients to look after more than £19.4 billion in investments.

For further information, please contact:

IG Group
Chris Alfred, PR Manager: 020 7573 0319

FTI Consulting
Gillian Lock: 020 3727 1321

Josh Sarson: 020 3727 1593

IG is a global leader in online trading, providing fast and flexible access to over 10,000 financial markets – including shares, indices, forex, commodities and binaries.

Established in 1974 as the world’s first financial spread betting firm, IG’s aim is to become the default choice for active traders globally. It is an award-winning multi-platform trading company, the world’s No.1 provider of CFDs* and a global leader in forex, and it now offers an execution-only stockbroking service in the UK, Ireland, Germany, Austria and the Netherlands.

It is a member of the FTSE 250, with offices across Europe, Africa, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and the US, where it offers limited risk derivatives contracts via the Nadex brand.

*Based on revenue excluding FX, from published financial statements, September 2015.

1 ranging from £75 for assets of between £10,000 and £49,999, £125 for those with assets of £50,000 to £99,999 and £250 for those transferring £100,000 or more of assets.