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FCA move to ban mini-bond marketing after investors lose millions

FCA move to ban mini-bond marketing after investors lose millions


The mass marketing of speculative mini-bonds to ordinary investors has been banned indefinitely by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). A number of scandals involving unregulated bonds have resulted in this ban on illiquid securities mass marketing. This includes the collapse of London Capital & Finance (LCF) in 2019. What happened to London Capital & Finance … Continued

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£2.4m carbon credits investment fraudster on the run


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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Greyfriars Asset Management Closes Investment Portfolio Business


The DFM side of Greyfriars Asset Management has closed down, some time after the financial watchdogs told them to “cease managing investments for new money”, making special mention of Greyfriar’s Portfolio Six group of investments. Greyfriars as a company still has a “section 166” over its head, which means that the FCA may have concerns … Continued

Strand Capital Claim

Compensation for Strand Capital to Start Paying Out


Some former clients of collapsed fund manager Strand Capital may soon start to receive mis-sold pension compensation for any losses through the Financial Services Compensation Scheme. Strand Capital (which is now insolvent since May 2017) made investments on its clients’ behalf, and it is estimated that around 3000 clients have had their investments and pensions … Continued

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Park First airport investment schemes shut down


Park First Glasgow & Gatwick Park First, the car-parking investment scheme arm of Group First, has agreed to cease operating and marketing it’s airport parking investments with the UK financial services regulator – the FCA. Itself an FCA-unregulated car-parking investment scheme which operated car-park investments in Glasgow and Gatwick, the FCA encouraged investors to seek … Continued

What is a non-standard asset?

FCA probes SIPP providers about number of non-standard investments – what does it mean for your pension?


Has high-complaints driven the FCA to weigh up options about mis-sold pensions? Regulator asks SIPP providers to show their cards Non-standard investments focal point on investigation What IS a non-standard Investment? Could you be effected? The Financial Conduct Authority has asked all providers of Self-Invested Personal Pensions (SIPPs) to reveal the details of any non-standard … Continued

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Cape Verde’s Resort Group investors receive FCA questionnaire


The investment was mis-sold by a number of different financial advisers Citywire has reported that some investors in The Resort Group – a widely sold high-risk investment not regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, have been sent questionnaires by the FCA asking for information about their investments in the overseas property scheme. Based in Gibraltar, … Continued

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Store First investment’s winding-up order adjourned by High Court


Will investors learn their storage pod investment’s fate soon? Store First, the Lancashire based storage unit investment often invested in through SIPPs: Self-Invested Personal Pensions, has had its’ winding-up hearing adjourned by the High Court, with a new date yet to be set. Petitions from the Secretary of State for business, Energy and Industrial strategy … Continued