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What Was Ethical Forestry

Why Ethical Forestry turned bad for investors

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?

Biofuel Investments

How biofuels ended up costing SIPP holders

The sustainable energy sector is an attractive investment option to many people. Not only is it a sector that many believe will grow, there is also an ethical element to the decision, i.e. doing something that's good for the environment and contributing to making the planet better for younger generations.

Berkeley Burke

Berkeley Burke, SIPP mis-selling and the need for clearer regulation

SIPPs (Self-Invested Personal Pensions) allow you to select your own investments for your pension, offering greater financial freedom. However, in recent years there’s been considerable controversy surrounding SIPP providers and how they conduct their business, with many investors losing money as a result of their practices.

Diamonds and SIPP Mis-Selling

What Do Diamonds Have to Do with SIPP Mis-Selling?

Diamonds are known for being expensive and sought-after gems. It is understandable, therefore, that some people invest in them when given the opportunity. After all, from a layman’s point of view, diamonds are consistently expensive and consistently sought-after. This must make them a potentially lucrative investment, right?

Active Wealth financial advisory firm

What is Active Wealth?

Active Wealth is a now-collapsed financial advisory firm. It was caught up in the British Steel Pension Scheme mis-selling scandal. In addition, the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) has had to pay over £350k in compensation to Active Wealth's clients.

avoiding pension problems

4 Common Pension Pitfalls To Watch Out For

Read about how to safeguard yourself from bad and risky pension investment advice. Discover how to avoid high-risk pension investment schemes by being well-informed about the pitfalls involved.

What’s Wrong with Carbon Credit Pension Plans?

What’s Wrong with Carbon Credit Pension Plans?

Carbon credits are a good option for the right kind of investor, but the vast majority of pension holders should not be thinking about putting money into them. Unfortunately, this is a fact that many customers who invested their pensions into carbon credits have found out to their cost.

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What Was the AIGO Fund and Why is it in the News?

You may have noticed that the AIGO fund has been in the news recently – and not in a good way. If you think you might be impacted by investing in this fund, or you’re curious to know more about it, read on.

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