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DFM stops taking new business

DFM Organic Investment Management suspends taking on new money to invest


Organic Investment Management made the decision after an FCA visit, but the reason is not publicly known at this time Discretionary Fund Management firm, Organic Investment Management has informed independent financial advisers that it is not currently accepting new business into any of its risk-based investment portfolios. The decision, announced to IFAs via an email … Continued

Thank you to Get Claims Advice Ltd

£16 Million in compensation, and a BIG Thank-You


Some people dread a Monday Morning, especially a rainy one like today’s. But the team of mis-sold pension claims handlers at Get Claims Advice are smiling today. Not only have we now (as of today) reached our £16 Million* milestone for compensation recovered on behalf of our clients who have been mis-sold their pensions, but … Continued

Asset IFA Limited The Resort Group

IFA told to end relationships with unregulated introducers and cease all regulated activities before review – Asset Independent Financial Advisers Ltd


The FCA asked Asset Independent Financial Advisers Ltd to comply with their requests to cease work. Based in North Humberside, Asset Independent Financial Advisors Ltd has been authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority for well over a decade, but has now been asked by the regulator to cease all regulated activity introduced to them by … Continued

FSCS mis-sold pension claim

SIPP and SSAS pension complaints jump by a third: is your pension safe?


The Financial Ombudsman Service’s annual report has shown that complaints about SIPP and SSAS pension arrangements has increased by over a third for the year leading up to the 31st March 2017. What are the SIPP and SSAS complaints about? Well, we know that a lot of the 1,574 complaints were against the financial adviser … Continued

Regulator restrictions for IFA Strategic Wealth UK Ltd and Synergy


Restrictions have been imposed on advice firm Strategic Wealth UK Ltd by the Financial Conduct Authority, and revolve around pensions. Based from their offices in Deeside, Clwyd, Strategic Wealth UK Ltd are still authorised by the FCA – the UK’s financial services regulator and watchdog, but have been told to “cease all pensions business and … Continued

Mis-sold Investment: Rock Capital Group City Park Fund considered unsuitable for Mr P


The Financial Ombudsman Service upheld the complaint against Greystone Financial Services Limited about the investment made through a SIPP As detailed in FOS decision DRN1107272, the Rock City Fund which had purchased large office space in a business park in Glasgow using significant amounts of borrowing and investor capital, got into trouble in 2011 before … Continued

A judges gravel

FOS tells IFA Blackstar to pay client compensation over storage pod investments


BlackStar Wealth Management added to the long list of IFAs to give unsuitable SIPP pension advice over high-risk storage pod investments The Financial Ombudsman Service has ruled that Blackstar Wealth Management a complaint about a mis-sold pension from Blackstar Wealth Management should be upheld, after it was determined that advice for ‘Mr I’ to invest … Continued

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