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Seven ex-footballers in mis-sold pension battle

11/01/2021

Seven ex-footballers in mis-sold pension battle 7 former footballers have launched a High Court claim for money losses relating to mis-sold pension advice provided by Kevin Neal, a former director of a series of defunct financial advice firms. Mr Neal had already been previously sued for £100,000 by former England and Newcastle striker, Alan Shearer, … Continued

Carey Pensions Court Appeal

15/10/2020

Court grants appeal against Carey Pensions in mis-sold SIPP Lawsuit   Russell Adams, who two years ago decided to take Carey Pensions (now better known as Options Pensions) to court over a mis-sold SIPPs (Self Invested Personal Pensions), claiming they had used a spanish-based unregulated introducer for investments in Store First Unit Pods which were … Continued

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Berkeley Burke Court of Appeal case dropped by administrators

07/10/2019

RSM, who have taken over as administrators of Berkeley Burke SIPP have taken the decision to stop their fight through the Court of Appeal over their SIPP due diligence case. For the last couple of years, Berkeley Burke have been in an ongoing legal battle after the Financial Ombudsman Service found them at fault for … Continued

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

15/05/2019

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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Torch Wealth Management to pay up over SIPP advice

11/03/2019

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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Liberty SIPP makes the news with more links to high-risk investments

16/01/2019

SIPP pension provider Liberty SIPP is again ‘under fire’ over its links to high-risk and unregulated investments. Some SIPP companies allowed investments in alternative schemes, often based abroad and not regulated by the watchdogs at the FCA, including Liberty SIPP. Often linked to the Ethical Forestry situation, in which the Costa Rican forestry scheme entered … Continued

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Financial advice firm refuses to declare that it gave advice over SIPP

10/12/2018

Lighthouse Advisory Services – a principal IFA that has operated with several Appointed Representatives, has been told to pay compensation to a client by the Financial Ombudsman, because it refused to sign paperwork declaring that it gave financial advice. In a recently published financial ombudsman case, Mr B was given advise to transfer his two … Continued

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Citywire publishes FSCS 2018 roundup, including SIPP collapses & more

05/12/2018

Financial news publication, Citywire, has published an article chronicling the FSCS’s 2018 story, including focuses on the SIPP pension mis-selling scandal and the final salary pension transfer problem. What is the FSCS? The Financial Services Compensation Scheme is the lifeboat fund for the financial services industry in the UK. Different to the FCA (which makes … Continued

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FSCS may have to levy another £69m to pay for pension mis-selling compensation

28/11/2018

The Financial Services Compensation Scheme is forecasting an extra £69 million levy to pay for pension mis-selling compensation, as claims about SIPP pensions and final salary pension transfers appear to rise. As the ‘lifeboat’ scheme for the financial services sector, the FSCS is often responsible for paying claims when companies can’t either because they cannot … Continued