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Dundee Mortgage Brokers Illegally Providing Pension & Investment Advice

Dundee Mortgage Brokers Illegally Providing Pension & Investment Advice

Based in Dundee, a well-established firm of mortgage brokers have been offering pension transfer and investment advice through one of their directors – a substantial number of innocent and unsuspecting consumers have been misled into believing that in some way both are authorised by the FCA to provide this type of highly specialist financial advice. …

Have you been cold called?

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) banned cold calling for CMC activity in January 2019, making this type of activity unlawful and subject to fines of up to £500,000. The rules also include contact via email or text. Capital & Income Solutions based in Leeds entered creditors voluntary liquidation on 9 January 2020. Alex Kachani of …

Did you move your pension with Capital & Income Solutions?

For customers of Capital & Income Solutions (C&I S) in Leeds who have been desperately trying to contact the firm over the last few weeks, it will have come as no surprise to see that the company finally entered creditors voluntary liquidation on 9 January 2020. Alex Kachani of Crawfords Accountants in Salford has been …

Defined benefit pension transfer process explained

The video will be helpful for those who have transferred out of their defined benefit pension and are unclear whether they received good quality advice – including former members of the British Steel Pension Scheme. It will also be of interest to those who are considering transferring out of a defined benefit pension scheme and …

Why Transferring Defined Benefit Pension Can Be Bad For Your Financial Wealth

Occupational Pension Schemes, which are provided by employers for staff, offer a guaranteed income at retirement. They are becoming much rarer these days as employers look to cut costs. These types of schemes are generally costly to administer and require the employer to provide greater contributions to the scheme to support the benefits payable to …

Aviva Making Big Changes

Aviva has announced that it has followed in the footsteps of other insurance giants by setting out plans to split its life and GI (buildings & contents insurance etc) businesses into two distinct parts and separate from the rest of the group. This reverses an earlier decision in 2017 to consolidate both. The two new …

Claims Against The Paraiba Projects Mini Bond

The website of Avacade Future Solutions proudly promoted the Paraiba Projects Mini Bond. The marketing material produced by Paraiba was impressive, despite the fact that in reality it was a high risk, unregulated and illiquid investment. Launched in September 2014, this would be a secured fixed rate three-year bond giving an annual return of 11%. …

FCA Investigates Poor Pension Advice & Pension Scams

In response to a question raised by MP, John Glen, the Economic Secretary to the Treasury has confirmed that the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is currently investigating as much as 30 unnamed individuals and firms in respect of poor pension advice and pension scams. Mr Glen also confirmed that in the last five years, the …

Thousands Are in Line for New PPI Payouts

When the first wave of PPI claims were made, many of the banks, building societies and credit providers decided to play hard-ball with claimants. In a large number of instances, they claimed they didn’t have records pertaining to previous transactions, for example. Sad to say, several of these assertions proved to be little more than …

NHS Staff Sold PPI Was A Scandal

During the lending boom, PPI was mis-sold to a huge number of people. It was an add-on product that brought substantial profits to the financial sector but very little in the way of benefits to the customer. Scandalously, it was even aggressively sold to public sector workers, including those in the NHS who already had …

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