Ian Crompton

Ian is Director at Belgravia Wealth Management. He has more than 20 years experience of working in finance and holds an International Certificate in Wealth Management.

Recent Posts

Why You Still Need to Plan For Retirement as a Corporate Executive

By Ian Crompton on Oct 15, 2018 12:15:37 PM

It is assumed by many successful business owners and corporate high-flyers that they have little to be concerned about when it comes to financial planning for retirement. Pension plans have been put in place that should, according to projections, provide a retiring income commensurate with final salaries. With large financial commitments such as mortgages paid off, the assumption is that they will have greater disposable income to enjoy. The truth though, according to research carried out by HM Treasury, is that only 22% of soon to be retirees have any real idea of the value of their pension pots.

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Could a self-invested personal pension (SIPP) be right for you?

By Ian Crompton on Sep 17, 2018 10:27:00 AM

A self-invested personal pension (or a SIPP for ease) is a scheme that takes full advantage of the new pension freedoms in the UK. It’s a scheme that provides flexibility in regards to what you can do with your investments, and as such, is a great option for those who don’t want to succumb to the rigidity of traditional scenes that limit you to buying a fixed income with your pension pot.

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5 Things You Need to Know About SIPPs

By Ian Crompton on Sep 10, 2018 9:51:00 AM

1. SIPPs are incredibly tax-efficient

When investing through a company pension scheme, your contributions are made prior to your income being taxed. However, with a SIPP your contributions will be made after your income has been taxed. The SIPP provider will automatically claim the basic rate of 20% and add it to your pension pot. This means that if you contribute £80 into your SIPP, a total of £100 will be invested.

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What is a QROPS?

By Ian Crompton on Sep 3, 2018 8:37:00 AM

Here, we review Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Schemes, a flexible type of retirement savings plan that offers advantages to British expats. If you are a pension investor based in mainland Europe, especially Switzerland, Denmark, Sweden, the Netherlands, and France, read on to discover the benefits that an overseas pension could provide. 

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QROPS vs UK pension plan - why transfer to a QROPS

By Ian Crompton on Jul 17, 2018 4:50:50 PM

We have previously reviewed the features and main advantages of overseas pensions. Such retirement plans are of particular interest to those expatriates who now live in Denmark, France, the Netherlands, Sweden and Switzerland. Here, we look at the benefits in more detail and see how a qualifying overseas scheme is especially beneficial as part of wealth management and retirement planning.  

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An introduction to SIPPS - what you need to know

By Ian Crompton on Jul 5, 2018 12:11:19 PM

In recent years, the pensions and financial services market has undergone considerable growth, with some exciting new investment options. At the same time, making provisions for our later years has become increasingly important. 

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