Mis-sold Investment FAQs
We hope this section will help to answer any questions you may have. If you'd like to discuss your eligibility for a claim or if you have any other queries, please call one of our expert claims advisers, who would be happy to help.
Q1. How do you define mis-selling?
Q2. How do I know if I am eligible to make a claim?
Q3. What sort of investments can I claim against?
Q4. Can I take investment companies to court?
We take your complaint directly to those responsible for giving you the poor advice and set out clearly why we think that advice was unsuitable. We are able to do this because all our claims advisers are experienced in financial services and have the necessary expertise to secure you the compensation you are due.
Q5. How is any compensation calculated?
In simple terms we will get you back the money you lost with interest on top. We also check that any calculation is in line with the guidelines set out by the industry regulator. You can rest assured we will get you back all the money you are due.
Q6. What are your fees?
For example: Compensation paid into your bank £10,000 – our fee 40% plus Vat = £4800 – leaving you with £5200.
Q7. Do I have to pay tax on my compensation money?
If you are a non-taxpayer, it is possible that you will be able to reclaim some or all of this tax back by contacting HMRC and completing Form R40. If you are a higher rate taxpayer it is possible that you may have a further tax liability – you would be urged to seek independent tax advice in this respect.
Q8. How long does a claim take?
Q9. I don't have any paperwork, can you still help?
Q10. Is there a time limit on mis-sold investment claims?
Q11. How far back can you go?
Q12. What are some examples of a mis-sold investment product?
Q13. Is there a limit on how much compensation you can claim?
Our average compensation claim is around £8000* with the highest we have reclaimed for a customer being over £200,000!
*Average calculated between Jan and July 2018 and before deduction of our fees.
Q14. Are any mis-sold investment products time-barred?
Our expertise means we can put together a case highlighting why your case should not be time barred. We secure compensation for people everyday on claims which could potentially have been time barred.
Q15. What happens after you get my signed claim forms?
Q16. Can I make a claim myself with the bank?
Q17. Will it affect the relationship I have with my bank?
In actual fact it is very unlikely that your local branch will even be aware that you have complained as all complaints are dealt with by a central department.
Q18. What if the bank reject my claim?
Q19. Will you need my bank details?
Q20. How will any compensation get paid out?
Q21. Why should I use Goodwin Barrett?
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- Hassle-free process.
- No lengthy paperwork to complete.
- No upfront fees. *
- Your own dedicated claims expert.
- Claims settled within 6 weeks on average. **
- Over £90 million reclaimed for clients. ***
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After sending a report to Santander, they agreed with our findings and awarded Mr Snowden an amount of £7,000 made up from a refund of the losses together with interest and compensation.
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We reported our findings to Halifax and within a matter of weeks had secured our client the sum of £26,700 in compensation.
After we sent a detailed complaint to Halifax, Fred was delighted to receive £6,916 from the bank in a matter of weeks.
Having investigated the complaint Lloyds TSB agreed that the advice was unsuitable and agreed to pay the clients £10,000.