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AdviserWatch – Financial Firms To Avoid

In a new monthly series starting from October 2015, we’ll be naming the latest investment firms to be denounced or investigated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). You should avoid dealing with any of the firms named in this list at all costs.

Back to Dogging Customers? Lloyds Bring Back Sales Targets

Lloyds Bank has hit the press for all the wrong reasons in recent years. Historically the bank has been accused of being a serial offender when it comes to investment mis-selling; in 2013 it was rocked by a highly publicised FCA investigation that resulted in a record £28million fine, several official apologies and a solemn promise to clean up its act.

8 Questions To Ask Your Investment Adviser

When you plan to make an investment, your first step is most likely to talk to an investment adviser. But with all the stories of mis-sold investment products hitting the newspapers in recent years, it’s more important than ever to hold your adviser to account.

How are the banks reacting to mis-selling?

Since 2010 the high street banks have been hitting the headlines for mis-selling investment products to their customers. Most of them have apologised, promised to make changes and paid out a hefty amount in fines and compensation, but investments are still being mis-sold to unsuspecting customers.

Investment Mis-Selling News Round-Up

Investment mis-selling never seems to be out of the news for long. UK banks and other financial institutions are taking steps to stop mis-selling in their sales teams, but the pressure to clean up their acts only grows as they come under increasing public scrutiny.

Investment Mis-Selling Today

Banks have paid out huge amounts in compensation for investment mis-selling in recent years, with complaints reaching a record high in 2013, but people are still largely unaware of the ways they can be mis-sold by their investment advisers.

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Who are the Victims of Investment Mis-selling?

When you think of an investor, you might think of a high-flying business person. You may imagine someone living in an urban environment, with a successful career, perhaps even a penthouse and a glamorous champagne lifestyle. These are the people, you might envisage, who are most likely to be mis-sold an investment product.

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How Bank Staff are Incentivised to Mis-sell Investments

Investment products are big business for UK banks. Encouraging clients to place significant sums into structured investment products or funds is a winning formula for the bank’s financial liquidity. As a result, they are motivated to promote investment products as actively as possible.

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Investment Mis-selling: The Facts

According to the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) back in 1988, “if a financial business provided a recommendation, it had to be advice with reasonable care and skill.” Since then, complaints for mis-sold investment have continued to pour in, many related to poor financial advice and pressure selling tactics.

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Stephen Montague Having investigated the complaint Lloyds TSB agreed that the advice was unsuitable and agreed to pay the clients £10,000.