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Berkeley Burke Court of Appeal case dropped by administrators

10/07/2019

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

Final Salary Pension adviser BlackStar Wealth Management collapses

10/03/2019

Blackstar Wealth Management entered administration in August 2019 A financial advice firm that is known to have transferred people’s final salary pensions into SIPPs filled with high-risk and unregulated investments has entered into administration. Based in the West Midlands, Blackstar Wealth Mangement Ltd which operated as a registered business from 2008 appointed Andrew Fender of … Continued

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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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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£197m: the cost of investment scams in 2018

02/06/2019

The Financial Conduct Authority’s Action Fraud team has released a figure for the amount of money lost to investment scams in 2018: a staggering £197m. On average, each scam victim in 2019 lost £29,000. What does an investment scam look like? The recent findings came were extra information: investment scams are changing, and usually involved … Continued

The FOS has seen a 27% rise in SIPP complaints

27%: Ombudsman sees rise in SIPP complaints for last quarter

02/05/2019

The Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) has recorded another jump in complaints about SIPP pensions in the quarter leading to December 2018, new figures show. The 27% per cent increase saw complaints rise from 777 in the previous quarter, up to 1,029 complaints leading to December. SIPP mis-selling in the press While the SIPP mis-selling scandal … Continued

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Consumer Wealth Ltd goes into liquidation

02/04/2019

Consumer Wealth Ltd, a financial advice firm that was facing 13 complaints via the Financial Ombudsman, has gone into liquidation. The firm went into a solvent liquidation back on the 14 January 2019 with RMS as liquidator. Complaints to the FOS The Financial Ombudsman Service, which is there to settle disputes between consumers and financial … Continued

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