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What is a SIPP?

A Self-Invested Personal Pension (SIPP) is different to a traditional pension. Instead of limiting your investment options, a SIPP opens the doors, giving you more choice in how you invest your money.

Like other pensions, the government will still give you up to 45% (or 46% if you're a Scottish rate tax payer) in tax relief on the amount you pay in.

Why choose the HL SIPP?

  • Security - We’re a FTSE 100 company and the UK’s biggest SIPP provider
  • Control - Check your pension whenever you like, online and with the HL app
  • Support - Our Pensions helpdesk is on hand to answer your questions six days a week
  • Expertise - We provide research, ideas, and updates to help you with your investment decisions

HL SIPP charges

The HL SIPP is free to set up and low cost to run. Our yearly charge for holding investments is never more than 0.45%. Some investments have their own annual charges, and we are often able to offer market-leading discounts on these.

It’s free to buy and sell funds. Other dealing charges depend on the type of investment and how often you trade.

View all SIPP charges

Up to £40,000 a year

How much can you add to your pension?

If you’re a UK resident under 75, you can usually pay in as much as you earn, up to £40,000 a year, and get tax relief. You may be able to pay in more than £40,000 if you have unused allowance from previous years.

Learn more about paying into your pension

Up to £40,000 a year

Start an HL SIPP

You can start your SIPP from as little as £100 one off, or £25 a month.

You can start, stop, increase and decrease your pension contributions whenever you like.

Start your SIPP

Transfer to an HL SIPP

You can transfer pensions from another provider to HL.

The fastest way to transfer is online.

Learn more about transferring

Add money to your SIPP

Add money now

Please read the SIPP key features (including the contribution checklist) before adding money.

To add money with a debit card online or using the HL app, log in to your account and under ‘Actions’ choose ‘Top up’. Then follow the instructions to enter your debit card details and make your payment.

You can also call us on 0117 980 9897 to top up your SIPP.

Set up a Direct Debit from £25 per month

Please read the SIPP key features (including the contribution checklist) before adding money.

Invest monthly into your choice of funds with no dealing charge. If you would like to invest monthly in shares and selected investment trusts & exchange-traded funds (ETFs), the dealing charge is £1.50 per stock.

You can start, stop, increase and decrease your Direct Debit whenever you like. Log in to your account and choose the ‘Monthly savings’ tab to get started.

Transfer to an HL SIPP

The fastest way to transfer a pension is to log in to your account and transfer online.

We don't charge anything to transfer a pension. But it's a good idea to check if your provider charges exit fees, or if you'll lose any benefits or guarantees.

If you have questions about transferring a pension, book your complimentary telephone consultation now.

Learn more about transferring

Latest SIPP investment ideas from our experts

There are thousands of funds out there, but we believe some have more potential than others. Our team of experts has highlighted three funds they feel give promising investment opportunities for SIPP investors.

Find out what you can invest in

Hargreaves Lansdown funds are managed by our sister company HL Fund Managers Ltd. The Lindsell Train Global Equity fund currently has a holding in Hargreaves Lansdown plc.

What can you invest in?

In the HL SIPP you can invest for your retirement by choosing from:

  • Over 2,500 funds
  • UK and overseas shares
  • Bonds, investment trusts, and exchange-traded funds (ETFs)
  • Ready-made investment portfolios built by our experts

SIPP investment ideas

Taking money from your pension

Money in your pension is locked away until you’re 55 (57 from 2028). But any time after that, you can start to withdraw money, even if you’re still working.

Learn more about your retirement options

New to SIPPs?

Have a look at our Guide to SIPPs to find out more about how SIPPs work and how to get started.

I’ve found all my involvement with Hargreaves Lansdown to be superb. I actually think the whole platform works exceptionally well and I frankly wouldn’t hesitate in recommending the company to anybody.



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