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Mandatory scheme bank account

The Metro Bank PLC account we set up for each pension is for the purpose of managing all cash payments related to the scheme. As independent trustee, Rowanmoor Trustees Limited is the sole signatory and responsible for all day-to-day management of the account.

The main features of the Metro Bank account are instant access, monthly bank statements and no charges for sterling transactions.

Interest on scheme bank accounts held with Metro Bank is compounded and credited monthly (gross). In the current climate the amount of interest paid to your account is 0.0%. Note that base rate fluctuations may result in interest rate variation.

The terms of our agreement with Metro Bank involve us undertaking aspects of bank account management, for which we may receive a payment.

We do not restrict the number of other bank accounts that can be opened for investment purposes.

Other accounts (SSAS only)

Some trustees have deposit accounts with other banks. In order to obtain current interest rates payable on these accounts the trustees will need to contact their bank directly. Rowanmoor do not receive any payments from these banks.

SSAS Minimum balance

We request a minimum of £3,000 in cash or other easily realisable assets at all times for our Solo SSAS and does not apply to the full SSAS. This is to ensure there is enough cash to meet investment needs, associated fees, pension benefits and any other outgoing payments.

SIPP and FPT

We require a minimum of £3,000 for an FPT and £2,000 for SIPP to be held in cash or other easily realisable assets at all times. This is to ensure there is enough cash to meet investment needs, associated fees, pension benefits and any other outgoing payments.