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Happy 30th Anniversary SIPP!

The SIPP has reached the big 3-0 this year. To celebrate this milestone, and because we’re feeling nostalgic, we’ve put together 30 facts about this cornerstone of retirement planning and the year it was launched.

Published on 18 Jun 20192 minute read

Remember that all investing carries an element of risk and you can lose money. Please also read the Important information below, together with the information at the bottom of the page.

How to open a Best SIPP

It’s easy to open a Best SIPP and take control of your pension investments. If you have several pensions with different providers, you can start transferring them into a Best SIPP by filling out this form. Our team will send you the paperwork and then take care of the whole transfer for you. We’ll even pay you up to £500 for any exit fees that your other providers charge**.

Or if you’d prefer to open a Best SIPP with a lump sum, you can get started with as little as £100.

Open a SIPP Transfer my pensions


If you have any questions or would like more information about the Best SIPP, please call us on 020 7189 9999 or email


Important information

SIPPs are not suitable for everyone. If you don’t want to invest across different asset classes or don’t think you will make use of the investment choices that SIPPs give you then a SIPP might not be right for you. Please contact us for guidance or advice if you are unsure whether a SIPP is right for you.

*Source for boxes 7, 8, and 18: Office for National Statistics, June 2019.

**Terms and conditions apply. Exit fees may apply if you leave Bestinvest. Before you consider transferring a pension, it is important to ask yourself: Will I lose any valuable benefits or features from my existing pension plan? Will I incur any penalties on my existing pension if I transfer? Is it an occupational final salary pension scheme? (in which case it is very unlikely to be advisable to transfer) Have I considered the charges on my current plan? (a new arrangement may be more expensive – especially if you have a stakeholder pension).

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