Compensation claims for mis-sold pensions have reached an all-time high, with the number of payouts in the UK doubling between 2016 and 2018
This is one of the most commonly asked questions by people who believe they have been mis-sold an investment: can I get compensation?
The amount of money pensions scams cost everyday savers has reached an astonishing level. Of course, there has always been an element of pension mis-selling, but the scale has risen significantly since April 2015.
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.
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