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How to know if you've been mis-sold a SIPP

If you’ve heard the stories of SIPP mis-selling on the news, and you have invested your pension into a SIPP at one point in the last few years, you may be worried that you were mis-sold the investment. Or maybe you have seen the value of your pension fund wiped out because of a SIPP that hasn’t produced the expected (or promised) returns.

Automated investment: the potential for mis-selling

Automated investment services have been around for a while now. Many people use these services to invest their money, but a recent review by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) leaves a big question mark over the industry. In fact, there is potential that automated investment services have been involved in mis-selling.

Understanding the scale of the SIPP mis-selling scandal

You have probably heard about the various ongoing mis-selling scandals. With all the adverts, and news stories, it is hard to miss. But there is a scandal brewing that could end up on a scale as yet unseen – the SIPP mis-selling scandal.

What is Poor Pension Advice?

Millions of people across the UK have been mis-sold their pensions, and are now receiving a lower retirement income than they’re entitled to.

The 10 Questions Every Pension Advisor Should Ask You

When preparing for a meeting with your pension advisor, it’s easy to focus on the questions you want to ask them. However, it’s equally as important that they’re asking you the right questions too – to ensure they find the right pension product to meet your requirements.

Pensions: How to Know You’ve Been Mis-Sold

The first major mis-sold pensions scandal took place in the late 1980s, and it continues to affect people to this day. Now we could be on the verge of another scandal of the same scope.

5 Examples of Pension Mis-Selling

Were you mis-sold your pension? It can be difficult to tell, especially if your financial advisor didn’t do anything obviously wrong. However, if your current private pension isn’t offering as much income as you would have received from your old workplace pension, then you may have cause for complaint.

The Most Common Mis-Sold Investment Products

Just about any investment product can be mis-sold. The problems do not often lie with the product but instead with the explanations given at the time of purchase. Here are four of the most commonly mis-sold investment products.

Why the FCA is Recommending Changes to Pension Transfer Advice

In June 2017, the FCA (Financial Conduct Authority) published its proposals for changing the advice that individuals get from financial advisers on transferring their pension. In most cases, these transfers involved moving a pension from a defined benefit pension to a pension contribution scheme.

What Exactly Happened with Noel Edmonds’ Toxic Bank Experience?

When reading about mis-sold investment in the media, it’s normal to focus on the financial aspect – the reduced savings, or the impact it might have on the victim’s retirement. Most people don’t consider the emotions associated with this type of incident; and in some extreme cases, how poor financial practice can lead to anxiety, depression and sometimes worse.

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