Self Invested Personal Pensions (SIPPs) provide freedom of choice when investing for a pension. Including gold within a portfolio is one way to diversify your assets and manage risk
WHAT IS A SIPP?
Self-Invested Personal Pensions (SIPPs) are a highly tax-efficient way to save for your retirement. While traditional pensions tend to limit investment choice to specific funds, SIPPs allow you to choose your own investment and invest in areas that have long-term value, such as physical gold and silver. If your specific SIPP doesn’t support gold investment, it’s possible to open several simultaneously for greater flexibility.
SIPPs are also subject to the same 45% income tax relief as other pensions, with no capital gains tax and no UK income tax to pay, depending on your circumstances. You can start withdrawing money from a SIPP from the age of 55 onwards, and properly managed these pensions can provide a comfortable retirement arranged on your own terms, with much more freedom than other forms of pension investment.
WHY USE GOLD AS AN INVESTMENT
Investing in physical gold for your SIPP has several benefits, and is becoming more and more popular. Income tax rebates and tax breaks mean that SIPP investment is one of the most tax-efficient forms of investment in an already tax-efficient commodity, and physical gold’s historic reputation as a long-term safe-haven asset means that it carries less risk than the more restricted investments of more traditional pension funds.
However, your SIPP investment will work slightly differently to physical gold bought for regular investment. Your pension fund will own your gold, meaning that control of investment is more limited. SIPP funds will also have admin fees, although they’re usually fairly small compared to the costs that sometimes come with owning physical gold.
THE PURE GOLD COMPANY PENSION GOLD
Gold for SIPP investment is a specific product offered by The Pure Gold Company, under the title ‘Pension Gold’. We are able to provide gold for SIPP investment through our standard four-step buying process: consultation, creation of a purchase order, payment (available via bank transfer or debit card for some smaller transactions) and storage/delivery.
Make sure to check with your SIPP provider that yours supports gold investment, and follow your provider’s specific processes for purchase and investment. For information on working with The Pure Gold Company through an intermediary, see our Agents page.
WHAT TO CONSIDER WHEN INVESTING
When selecting a type of gold for investment in your SIPP the usual criteria applies, although some SIPPs have rules regarding the type of bullion that can be used for investment. No need to worry: all forms of gold bullion share the same value as an investment that makes gold attractive. As gold has a history of long term stability, and physical gold investments are considered less risky compared to other investments like commodities, stocks or paper gold, investors may choose to include gold in their SIPP to balance their risk profile.
The Pure Gold Company also offers a fully tracked, fully insured delivery service or storage in independently audited vaults approved by the LBMA. When the time comes to liquidate your gold, the Pure Gold Company offers buy-back guarantees and market-rate prices, ensuring that you will be able to benefit from your gold investment no matter the economic situation.
HOW TO BUY GOLD & SILVER
Our Simple 4-step process makes physical gold and silver buying easy.
Q & A
One of our dedicated specialists will work with you to answer any questions you have. We will provide you with factual information (benefits / drawbacks) about all available products. The length of this conversation is down to you and is an opportunity to ask us as many questions as possible. Please note we are not permitted to provide any financial advice. If you require advice, we suggest you speak to a financial advisor.
When you feel confident that you’ve had all your questions answered, you will be asked to complete a purchase order, which is your instruction to purchase metals.
In order to lock in the price and complete your order, you must then make a payment, via bank transfer or personal cheque. We no longer accept any payments over the phone / card payments.
STORAGE AND DELIVERY
We can either deliver your gold directly to you, via our insured delivery service, or you can choose to have your gold safely stored, in a London Bullion Market Association (LBMA) vault, where your physical metals are allocated in your name and with full insurance provided.
IN THE PRESS
CHARLES CAMPLING – POLICE OFFICER – SURREY POLICE SERVICE
I decided to make my first tentative steps into investment in gold with the help of The Pure Gold Company due to the good reputation they have dealing with the less experienced investor such as myself. I feel their reputation is well deserved. I was kept informed, anything I didn’t understand was explained well. I have no reservations in recommending The Pure Gold Company to those looking to buy gold or silver.
SIR GEOFFREY LEIGH – PROPERTY ENTREPRENEUR
I found The Pure Gold Company knowledgeable and trustworthy and in my opinion wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them
ANNABEL BARTFELD – AMBASSADOR FOR GREAT ORMOND STREET HOSPITAL
These guys were patient and seemed to understand my situation well. They weren’t pushy or salesy and gave me all the facts so that I could make my own decision. I was surprised at how straightforward they made the process and would certainly recommend The Pure Gold Company to anyone looking to buy gold or silver
OLIVER SHIPTON – PARTNER AT LEE & THOMPSON LLP
Having thoroughly researched the gold investment market I found The Pure Gold Company. They were knowledgeable, transparent and kept it all very simple. My gold arrived the next day and I’m now discussing options for silver storage. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending them…
RACHELINE NATALIE MICHAELS – DIRECTOR, HEXAGON OF HIGHGATE LTD
A friend recommended The Pure Gold Company, as they have a reputation of assisting beginners, they were fantastic. They explained in detail how it all works and what options would best suit our circumstances. They guided us on timing and saved us 6% by waiting a couple of weeks