It’s always useful to keep up-to-date with the most recent developments in the world of mis-sold investments. Here’s a look at the latest big stories in the UK.
For the last few years, mis-sold PPIs have dominated the headlines. Now, it looks as though another investment scandal is firmly taking root in the UK – the mis-selling of SIPPs.
SIPPs (Self-Invested Personal Pensions) give pension holders much more control over how to invest the money in their pensions.
People make decisions for lots of different reasons. A desire to protect the environment is high up on the list for many people. It's why so many have now stopped using plastic bags, for example.
Many mis-sold SIPP investments have just one major hook, albeit a compelling one – the promise of significant returns. This hook is often dressed up in different ways,
Global Forestry was a SIPP investment scheme that many pension holders in the UK invested in. They did so because of the promise of healthy returns and because the investment was labelled as being green, i.e. they were investing in something that would make them money and that was also good for the environment.
An investment on a luxury island that promises large returns as well as the opportunity to spend time in the resort – sounds great doesn’t it? This is what many people were told when trying to decide where to invest their SIPP (Self-Invested Personal Pension). The product they were offered was called Freedom Bay.
Food is a commodity that will have a market regardless of consumer trends, economic circumstances, or the Government in Westminster. Is farmland, therefore, a good investment? More importantly, is it a good idea to invest your pension into farmland?
Ethical Forestry was an investment product that many people invested in using a SIPP (self-invested personal pension), but it went horribly wrong. Many investors who lost their money found they had been mis-sold the product in the first place. What went wrong, and what lessons can we learn?
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