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Self-invested personal pensions, made simple.

We simplify the complexity of pension investing. Our online application process will get your clients investing sooner – at a much lower cost.

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The Option Self-Invested Personal Pension (SIPP)

An accessible, easy to understand and cost effective personal pension. Saving for retirement is personal. We’ve designed the Option SIPP to give clients the ultimate flexibility when managing their retirement savings.


No hidden charges or time costed fees. Our calculator will allow you to see the upfront charges, along with the fees in subsequent years.


An Option SIPP can be set-up online, within just 10 minutes. All anti-money laundering checks are undertaken by our partners, GB Group.


The Option SIPP can be designed to suit a client’s individual circumstances, with the freedom to adapt to their changing needs or objectives.


We are part of the Embark Group, a privately owned and independent entity, and have achieved an AKG Financial Strength Rating of B (Strong).


The Option SIPP offers great value for money, with no hidden fees or charges. Our fee calculator shows what the client will pay.

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A wide range of investments can be held in the Option SIPP. You can use a platform, stockbroker or discretionary manager.

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Learn how to register to work with us, the process for signing-up clients and using our Adviser Portal. There’s also a helpful Q&A.

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Fee comparison

It’s all well and good to say your services are cost effective, we prove it.

Calculations are based on transferring £250,000 from one existing pension scheme and investing with a discretionary fund manager (DFM). The fees used in this example are exclusive of VAT.

Option SIPP

£ 240 initial + ongoing

  • £0 (initial fee)
  • £50 (cash transfer in)
  • £190† (ongoing fee)

† Charged annually, in advance

AJ Bell

£ 380 initial + ongoing

  • £120 (initial fee)
  • £60 (cash transfer in)
  • £200†† (ongoing fee)

†† £50 per quarter for fund values over £50k

Curtis Banks

£ 310 initial + ongoing

  • £0 (initial fee)
  • £50 (cash transfer in)
  • £260† (ongoing fee)

† Charged annually, in advance

Fees can be a murky area. Our fee calculator gives absolute clarity on the fees that apply for the Option SIPP.

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Locations nationwide

*Figures are pro-forma and include the recent acquisitions of Alliance Trust Savings and Zurich businesses. All figures as at 1 March 2020.


Through my experiences I have found the Embark Pensions team very efficient and reliable. They offer an excellent personal service to their clients. I already have and will continue to recommend them to other advisers.

  • James Barlow, Chorley


I started using the Option SIPP last year to keep my pension costs low. The service has been 5 STAR. I now have the flexibility to buy shares and commercial property. The transfer was quick and hassle free.

  • Gregory Lay, Derby


The Option SIPP accepts a broad range of investments that simple, off-the-shelf SIPP providers would not be able to handle properly. Even people working at the funds I’ve invested say how helpful they’ve been.

  • Christian Tym, Surrey


I am transferring my SIPP to Embark Pensions where the charges are explicit, clear and not bundled or subject to increases without explanation. The team are very personal and efficient and a pleasure to deal with.

  • Nigel Lavender, Bourne