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

13/06/2017

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

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

30/05/2017

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

ITV Tonight – How Safe Is Your Pension?

03/05/2017

Is pension mis-selling finally be about to hit mainstream news on ITV? Potentially one to watch this week! “Adam Shaw looks at the fraudulent scammers targeting around 11 million people every year in a bid to get hold of their pensions, as the programme goes undercover to expose some of those trying to target the … Continued

Date Set For David Ames Fraud Trial

Fraud trial dates to be set for Harlequin investment boss David Ames

26/04/2017

Chairman David Ames, previously described as a ‘Walter-Mitty type character’, gets trial date set, but not until September 2018! Harlequin Properties – an unregulated and high-risk investment that promised to build hotels in sunny-spots like the Caribbean and make investors a fortune, has often been described by critics and commentators as “troubled”, but with Chairman … Continued

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Mis-sold Pension Stories: Anthony and the Unregulated Land Bank

05/04/2017

While we consider every claim for a mis-sold pension compensation for our clients a good moment (and that’s almost everyday anyway), some days are a little better than others. Like just last week, when we helped Anthony win back his SIPP pension investment from a high-risk and unregulated land-banking scheme, with a direct claim totaling … Continued

16 firms cease pension transfers

MORE firms agree with FCA to halt pension transfers

05/04/2017

16 companies have voluntarily agree with the Financial Conduct Authority to cease pension transfers A pension transfer (as defined by the FCA) is when a defined benefit pension (such as a final salary scheme, or other occupational scheme that guarantees a certain pay-out on retirement) is transferred to an alternative pension scheme, such as a … Continued