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3 quick stats that show why you should check your pension advice

05/15/2019

Complaints and claims about pension transfer and investment advice are on the rise again… With so many of us being told we’d be better off moving our pensions elsewhere, either after cold-calls or through financial advisers, it’s not too surprising to see there’s been an increase in complaints about pensions. What may be surprising is … Continued

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625 claims against just ONE pension transfer adviser

05/02/2019

Over 400 claims upheld by Financial Services Compensation Scheme over Henderson Carter Final salary pension transfer problems High-risk investments mis-sold to clients How Get Claims Advice has helped The FSCS – a source of compensation for people who have suffered from a mis-sold pension transfer, has said that it has dealt with 625 claims regarding … Continued

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Is your DFM investment portfolio a scam?

04/17/2019

The FCA has warned that it has seen an increase in scams ran through discretionary fund managers – often a part of SIPP pensions. DFMs are portfolios of investment bonds The bonds are chosen and managed Portfolios are often rated by risk Many DFMs may involve scams Did you move your pension to a SIPP … Continued

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Why checking your pension advice for negligence might save your retirement

04/08/2019

Transferred a pension in the last 15 years? You may have received bad advice that could put your retirement at risk. Thousands mis-sold Final salary pension transfers often not what they seem Many SIPP pensions still involved in scams How to check for mis-selling claims A new study by the Pension Scams Industry Group (PSIG) … Continued

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Torch Wealth Management to pay up over SIPP advice

03/11/2019

Financial advice firm Economic Financial Solutions IFA, which also went by the name of Torch Wealth Management, is set to pay a client compensation over SIPP pension advice. The Financial Ombudsman Service decided that Mr M’s complaint should be upheld, after he said he had suffered “severe financial losses” as a result of Torch Wealth … Continued

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10 signs of a pension scam revealed

03/05/2019

Back in 2015, the Pensions Scams Industry Group (PSIG) was voluntarily set up to look into the causes of pension scams – a huge part of the fight against people losing their pensions. Using data collected from three different pension providers, they’ve probed into over 27,000 pension transfers from Defined Benefits pension schemes worth over … Continued

Answers to questions about final salary pensions

BIG questions about final salary pensions

02/14/2019

We know final salary pensions can be confusing. Here’s some answers about defined benefit pensions that might just help you get your head around them. This article is for information purposes only and is not financial advice – if you are looking for advice or considering changes over your own final salary pension, always seek … Continued

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£2.4m carbon credits investment fraudster on the run

02/13/2019

Now several years on from when Carbon Credits investments were being plugged by marketing firms and IFAs as the go-to green investment for savers, one fraudster is on the run from the London Police. Sami Raja from Essex was sentenced to eight years for his part in £2.4 million fraudulent Carbon Credits scheme in January … Continued

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Pension Scams: Organised crime groups sometimes involved

02/12/2019

A cross-organisation task force called ‘Project Bloom’ has indicated that a number of ‘fraudster families‘ are often involved in pension scams. Project Bloom is made up of staff from the National Crime Agency and The Pensions Regulator, and says that organised crime groups sometimes use ‘rogue advisers’ to target and scam people out of their … Continued

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