Angie Brooks

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  1. Javi
    May 19, 2017 @ 12:30 pm

    Peter Daniel Moat +34 649558187
    Sara Grace Moat +34 618656635
    Calle Truita Javea

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  2. Maria McCulloch
    June 2, 2017 @ 9:33 am

    I consolidated my private pensions into Fast Pensions around 2012-2013, through a financial adviser. I learned this year that there is a problem. I too have received emails from Mr Porter enclosing an up to date statement on plain white paper!!! Yes I do believe I’ve been scammed but any help out there would be appreciated. I have lodged a report with Action Fraud, still waiting for feedback.

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    • Pension Life
      June 2, 2017 @ 11:21 am

      Have you received a tax demand yet? HMRC have just started sending them out. James Porter is actually Peter Moat – and although he was being relatively communicative a few weeks back, he is now back in hiding and in silence. Who was the adviser who introduced you to Fast Pensions?

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      • Frazer Perry
        June 16, 2017 @ 8:39 am

        Blu Funding introduced me to Fast Pensions, we have since found out they are both owned by the same person. HMRC sent a tax demand and we had to prove we had not had any money for cashing in pensions which I never did, I transferred and consolidated them into one.

        Fast Pensions stated when asked by an independent financial advisor that they had absolutely no connection with Blu. They lie.

        I have full details of Peter and Sara Moat as my wife is very good at fining these things out.

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        • Pension Life
          June 16, 2017 @ 8:52 am

          As far as I know, Moat is trying to flog workplace pensions at the moment. He and Sara live in Javea, Alicante, and owe money all round town apparently.

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      • Maria McCulloch
        June 18, 2017 @ 3:16 pm

        The person who set this up was a very personable​ gentleman called
        Paul Barry from The Capital Consultancy, Number One Grampian Court, Livingstone, EH54 6QF.
        Mobile number: 07796 304477, email: paul@capital-consultancy.com.

        What is it they say about a wolf in sheep’s clothing!!!

        Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated, I’m losing it the region of £75,000-£80,000.

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        • Javi
          July 19, 2017 @ 7:28 am

          Paul Barry was also a Director of ‘ Blu Tax Limited’, along with a David Morgan, and a certain Ian Stuart Chapman (Umbrella Loans), do you see the pattern……. Blu being the obvious link to the Moats……

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  3. Andrew wharton
    June 5, 2017 @ 4:19 pm

    Hi I transfers my pension in 2013 about £35k and have had regular yearly updates and then I had a tax demand just now and now all their numbers don’t exist , what is the next step ?

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  4. Gary West
    June 8, 2017 @ 9:20 am

    Hi I received a Tax Demand from HMRC and am trying to fight it. I emailed James Porter regarding my request for Transfer (which has been ongoing for 2 years now) and referred him to the Pension Ombudsman decision in November 2016 to award me compensation of £1,000 for maladministration and carry out my request for transfer. He came back to me on 30th May to say I would receive the compensation payment no later than 30th June. We will see!!! But I also replied to him that I wished my pension transfer to proceed, despite the penalty for leaving the scheme early. He replied on 1st June to say he was on a Course for 2 days but would respond to me on Monday 5th June – still waiting

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    • Frazer Perry
      June 16, 2017 @ 8:36 am

      Exactly the same, my pension pot is worth approx. £51k+, I was told I would be left with £17k

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  5. Frazer Perry
    June 15, 2017 @ 11:28 am

    I transferred my pension in 2012, about £50k. I have not received a statement this year so contacted them, James Porter replied with apologies and assured me that I would receive it in the next 5 days, 10 days later and nothing has arrived. I tried to email him this morning and it bounced back saying that it was un-deliverable!
    I’ve tried every number I can find and they are all not in service.
    Can anyone shed any light on how to get in touch with them as I simply am not prepared to right off my pension?
    I too have lodged a report with Action Fraud.

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    • FathersDay
      June 18, 2017 @ 6:31 pm

      Did you also get a loan from Umbrella / Blu ?

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      • Kerry
        June 20, 2017 @ 9:33 pm

        Omg my husband died he put 40k in to there pension I think I have found where they live they will not get away with this how can they live with there self

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        • Pension Life
          June 27, 2017 @ 6:18 pm

          Have just sent you an email but it bounced.

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  6. Grant MacBeth
    June 15, 2017 @ 4:26 pm

    I am in pretty much the same position as all of the above, except that I haven’t reported this to Action Fraud..yet.
    If this is indeed a total scam, as it is beginning to appear to be, do we have any comeback at all ?. Does it mean going to court ? Going by the track record of the persons involved, would it be worth the bother?

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    • Pension Life
      June 15, 2017 @ 6:19 pm

      I am so sorry to hear that you are a victim of this scam. We don’t yet know how much Moat has scammed people out of but we are doing some digging. Will keep you posted.

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    • Frazer Perry
      June 16, 2017 @ 8:35 am

      We were told yesterday, they are not regulated!

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      • Pension Life
        June 16, 2017 @ 8:51 am

        No, they are not regulated at all and Moat isn’t qualified.

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  7. Grant MacBeth
    June 15, 2017 @ 8:37 pm

    Thanks.
    Incidentally, I have been in e-mail contact with James Porter and as a previous post mentioned, his e-mail address no longer exists. I’ve just noticed that the Fast Pensions website has also disappeared.

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    • Pension Life
      June 16, 2017 @ 6:28 am

      Looks like Moat has done a runner then. Probably time to get the police involved.

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    • Chris Stanley
      June 18, 2017 @ 2:20 pm

      Yeah I just checked all that as well. Not really sure what to do now.

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  8. Frazer Perry
    June 16, 2017 @ 8:34 am

    We have been trying to contact Fast Pensions for months, we eventually got James Porter (aka Peter Moat) on 5.6.17 who said he would send relevant paperwork to resolve, to date nothing and all their emails and phone lines are dead. The website is inactive and anyone connected with the business uncontactable. Connected businesses are Blu, Umbrella etc.

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  9. Chris Stanley
    June 18, 2017 @ 2:19 pm

    I had an email from james on the 13th as I had a tax demand from HMRC. I asked for evidence of the amounts I transferred across from Aeagon and Capita so I could show HMRC my starting balance. My transfer was done through a marketing company called sign post marketing who don’t exsist anymore either and they gave me a thank you payment of £3200, I explained this to HMRC and they said I would probably have to pay them £1200 for an unauthorised payment . He said he would have this to me in 5 days.. pretty much safe to say that we have all been scammed and even going to court we will probably never see our investments again. 16 years of investment gone just like that.

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    • Ian Southgate
      June 20, 2017 @ 1:10 pm

      Do you have any proof that your pension is gone? I have received my annual statement and it looks like it is doing OK, not pulling up trees or anything. With regard to HMRC, if this Sign Post marketing are not a linked company to Fast Pensions I can not see how you have a tax liability, could you explain further

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      • CS
        June 30, 2017 @ 12:28 pm

        Hi Ian, I received a letter from HMRC who said they have evidence that I received an unauthorised payment related to pension. I have to send evidence to HMRC (bank statements from 04/13-04/14 so they would have seen a payment but not from Fast pensions.) Proving I didn’t receive 12k which I didn’t.

        I also received my annual statements for the first few years but it took 6 months to get the last one as nobody was replying to emails or picking up the phone. I then received an email from James to say he was taking over.

        Now don’t get me wrong the guy James must have a lot of people emailing him daily in the same position as people on this thread but apart from emailing people back there is still no proof that these compensation payments are being made I know I never received mine today 30/06/17 and that its going to be 03/07/17 as James has asked me to bear with him which I will until then. There are also people trying to transfer out, has anyone been able to yet??

        The big thing here for everyone is not being able to actually talk to anyone, all we have is an email to one guy and there is 400 clients. I would like an end to the whole thing and to be able to transfer my pension out and pay the early exit fee. The amount my pension is sat at, if I paid the fee I would get back close to what invested in 2013 but with the 2 years its taking to transfer out I would be close to 6 years and I would have to pay anything.

        Does anyone know of a UK pension provider who will accept these unregulated investments and also accept tranfers in Specie.?????

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        • Pension Life
          July 1, 2017 @ 8:45 am

          You might want to have a look at Sam Brodbeck’s article on Fast Pensions dated 1.7.17 in the Telegraph: https://www.ftadviser.com/pensions/2017/05/11/fast-pensions-told-to-pay-79k-death-benefit/

          For some reason the Moats would not comment!

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        • Pension Life
          July 3, 2017 @ 4:50 am

          Trouble is nobody really knows what the “investments” are – Moat told me they were loans, but we don’t know if that is true.

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          • Troof Willout
            July 10, 2017 @ 11:27 pm

            Most of the money would have been washed through his various companies in Spain and the UK

            A click through on Companies house shows how deep the rabbit hole goes.

            You can also be assured that his illegally built property on the sea front in Javea, Alicante wasn’t created from ‘business profits’ as the companies he ran all seemed to close as quick as they opened therefore not amassing much in the way of profit at all !

            For those that would like to know where he is…

            https://www.infoempresa.com/en-in/es/company/deysecomunic-sl

            his home address is in the public domain, this is one of his many Spanish companies, his main loss making company was Deyse Investments S.L. which would probably have been on the receiving end of the pension funds. This was also called Blu Property Group, the Blu Group also has a construction arm, Property Exchange, this would most likely have built his walled mansion on the sea.

            Google maps might be a suggestion if you need the location of his house.

    • Chris Stanley
      June 20, 2017 @ 2:33 pm

      Just to put matters straight I have been contacted yesterday by james on a new email address. He said he will answer my queries in the next few days

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      • Troof Willout
        July 10, 2017 @ 11:16 pm

        Did he ?

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        • Gary West
          July 11, 2017 @ 8:26 am

          I was in contact with James Porter until last Thursday, 6th July, by email. I have today received an email from Sara Moat to say James Porter no longer works for Fast Pensions as he was covering her maternity leave

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          • Pension Life
            July 11, 2017 @ 9:10 am

            Very easy to make an imaginary person disappear – there never was any such person. I haven’t heard back from the Moats’ flaky solicitor.

          • Batman
            July 11, 2017 @ 12:42 pm

            I received an email from james on Friday the 7th July and he never mentioned he was leaving.

            My compensation payment is still yet to be paid as the trustees do not agree with the pension ombudsman decision as they believe that we cannot transfer out of a locked contract. Which we know isn’t true.

            Fast pensions say (james/Sara/peter) whoever they are accept the bad administration last year but the trustees want the right to transfer out taken out before payments are made which we know is just a delay tactic.

            Now Fast pensions have said they will contact the PO to
            Challenge the determinations from the PO before any payments are made..

          • Batman
            July 13, 2017 @ 9:18 am

            What email address is Sara using? 3 days without a reply now from anyone

          • Pension Life
            July 13, 2017 @ 11:43 am

            There is another journalist wanting to do an article on Fast (Disappearing) Pensions – and I will be sending out an email to all the members I have email addresses for asking them to contact her direct. Fast Pensions victims can either call/email her direct or get in touch with me.

          • Gary West
            July 14, 2017 @ 8:50 am

  10. Grant MacBeth
    June 19, 2017 @ 1:14 pm

    Where have the latest posts from James Porter and Pension Life vanished to. ?
    He had posted an alternative e-mail address which I’m sure we would all like to give a try.

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  11. Javi
    June 20, 2017 @ 8:15 am

    Peter Daniel Moat +34 649558187 Sara Grace Moat +34 618656635 Calle Truita Javea

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  12. david marley
    June 28, 2017 @ 11:49 am

    Hello i to invested my pension with Fast Pensions some 5 years ago. I have been trying to transfer out for some 18 months. I have also recently been contacted by the police in Cheshire but they are not saying much at this time. I do receive polite emails from James Porter but my transfer out seems to be going no were. I think an action group would be a good idea.

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  13. Javi
    June 28, 2017 @ 5:18 pm

    James Porter is actually Peter Daniel Moat

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    • Pension Life
      June 28, 2017 @ 8:24 pm

      He may also be James Hobson as well.

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  14. Javi
    July 2, 2017 @ 9:17 am

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  15. Robin hood
    July 2, 2017 @ 1:44 pm

    If you want to know where the Moats live;
    C/Truita, 28
    Mar Azul
    Have a – Xabia
    03738 Javea – Xabia (Alicante)

    They live in a half built house that they are trying to sell for several million.

    He is well known in the area for people trying to find him, and the locals will be more than happy to assist, as he does not pay bills there either!

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  16. catherine
    July 17, 2017 @ 10:42 pm

    received this email today 17/7/17 from sara/peter.james…….Good Afternoon Catherine,

    I am alarmed at the response from you and the tone of your email. I can say that your pension is safe and intact. I am waiting for a response from the Trustee to see if they will accept your request to transfer out early due to exceptional circumstances due to ill health.

    This is a delicate process as not only do we need to consider your position but also the other members that are in your scheme. Your investment was structured in a 7 year fund and was not meant to be withdrawn for this period. If we have to withdraw your investment ultimately the scheme takes a loss on the disinvestment and also if your fund is invested collectively with other members funds, they potentially get to lose also.

    There are only 43 members in the Springdale Retirement plan therefore we have to consider all parties.

    I am disgusted with the threats you have made that are completely untrue and I will have to send this to the Trustee board and advisers to decide if we need to involve the Police. Not sure if this will delay the application for early release. Leave this to the Trustee.

    I am sorry to have to write emails like this however quite serious allegations being made. Why?

    Many thanks

    Sara Moat

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    • Pension Life
      July 18, 2017 @ 8:49 am

      https://www.pensions-ombudsman.org.uk/determinations/2016/po-12599/springdale-retirement-plan/
      Not sure what all this nonsense about “the trustees” is. Apparently, the trustee company is FP Scheme Trustees – the sole director of which is Jane Wright in Javea. Why doesn’t Sara just pop down the road and see her? She used to work for Peter Moat at one of his Blu companies that went bust and she was paid to be a director of FP Scheme Trustees. And how can she possibly claim that the pension is safe and intact? “James Porter” (Peter Moat) told me himself that the entire fund had been lent out as bridging loans. That is not what should be done with a pension fund at all – and certainly not locked in for seven years.

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  17. notsofastpensions
    July 18, 2017 @ 10:12 am

    Sara’s email sounds suspiciously familiar to James/Peter Moat’s famous delaying tactics.. she’s just trying to scare you into silence!

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  18. catherine
    July 18, 2017 @ 10:34 am

    think best place for me to start, regarding how my pension ended up placed conveniently with fast pensions, is in Belfast, paul ferrin, tmt partnership,formerly the money tree, tmt associates,the list goes on an on,,currently at ormeau house Belfast running numerous companies,,fleecing people,,,pension was meant to go to two other different companies then unexplained circumstances had to be (going by paul ferrin) be changed at last minute,,will start with this scammer,,long list of people wanting to speak with this scarlet pimpernel

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  19. CS
    July 18, 2017 @ 12:26 pm

    Everyone in connection with Fast Pensions is good at the delay tactics, everyday they are disputing something and they need to contact their barristers before they can send anything out. we all know that its our right to transfer out of a pension. yes we may have to pay a penalty but I would rather see part of my investment than nothing at all.

    I’ve emailed Sara today for an update on the contact she was making with the PO regarding the compensation pay outs as FP are trying and split the determinations up, although people at FP seem to miss the point that the compensation is for the stress and inconvenience caused by the bad administration and the right to transfer out is a legal right under section 94 of the pension schemes act 1993 and the PO have informed me already that if they refuse the next step is to enforce the judgment through the high court.

    Looking at the people on this thread it seems we are all being sent around in circles with no end to what’s going on. but taking the word of James/Sara/Peter that our pensions are safe is just not going to cut it. The sooner the police do their job the better.

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    • Pension Life
      July 18, 2017 @ 6:07 pm

      I am afraid that this is a familiar theme with these scammers. If Sara Moat (or Peter or “James”) had been genuine and honest, they would have sent evidence that the pensions were safe. Falling back on the excuse that “the trustees” are dealing with it is absolute nonsense. The trustee company, FP Scheme Trustees, has one director – Jane Wright – who won’t answer her mobile and some man answers it and says she won’t speak to anyone. She was employed by Peter Moat in the Accounts Department of his company Blu Property before it went bust and was given a small sandwich to be a director of FP Scheme Pensions.

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  20. Sherlock Holmes
    July 18, 2017 @ 12:55 pm

    Catherine,Do not worry about Sara Moat informing the Police, she is already being investigated by the Fraud Squad, plus a few other organisations, who are very interested in how she and her associates have been conducting themselves. Regarding the “serious allegations” I do not know how she has the nerve to accuse anyone of “serious allegations” against her or anyone connected to Fast Pensions.

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    • notsofastpensions
      July 19, 2017 @ 11:45 am

      She herself and Fast Pensions is currently under investigation by Cheshire Police so that idea that she will be going to the Police herself because of anyone’s apparent dishonesty from what they have had to endure with this company and it’s Directors is hysterical – do not believe a word she says. They will attempt to say or do anything to protect themselves and to prevent their names and company being bad mouthed.

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      • notsofastpensions
        July 19, 2017 @ 11:47 am

        The Police would welcome her with open hands if she ever dare lay a foot within yards of a Police Station! I’d say be my guest – you would be doing us customers all at Fast Pensions a favour!

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    • catherine
      July 19, 2017 @ 5:08 pm

      she is complaining to me because I said it is a small world,i know where they live and that it really does rain in spain ,that I will make sure of. she said she does not know if my remarks will maybe hold things up regarding the pension being pulled out early due to my early retirement because of health reasons,this joker deserves an Oscar,

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      • Pension Life
        July 19, 2017 @ 5:41 pm

        I am beginning to wonder whether Sara and Peter Moat think all the members (and the Pensions Ombudsman) are wrong, and they alone are right. This really is unbelievable behaviour.

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        • Gary West
          July 21, 2017 @ 12:03 pm

          I have emailed Sara Moat no less than 6 times in the last week and have not once had the courtesy of a reply!!! The last email received from her was Friday 14th July in which she said she would have an update no later than Monday 17th and, needless to say, nothing

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          • Batman
            July 22, 2017 @ 7:47 am

            I have also emailed her about 6 times, I got an out of office on Wednesday. Fast pensions have still made no contact with the pension ombudsman as she said they would.

          • Pension Life
            July 23, 2017 @ 7:15 am

            I guess the Moats are enjoying their holiday and can’t be bothered thinking up any more lies at present – it must be hard work investing all these excuses and explanations for why they can’t find the pension funds.

          • Gary West
            July 24, 2017 @ 8:48 am

            I have this morning received the following from Sara Moat:-

            July 2017, 9:17, Sara Moat wrote:

            Good Morning Gary,

            I have had a response to the request for transfer out early and the Trustee has declined the application. The trustee has said to re-apply in 3 months and they can see if the position is different. The reason for this, is that they do not want to disinvest assets and lose money for yourself and other members of the scheme.

            Regarding the compensation Gary, I have attached a copy of an email sent to Ian Berry and I will keep you posted of the outcome.

            I am sorry that we cannot help at this time with your request to leave due to your personal debt position.

            Many thanks

            Sara

            LIES, LIES, LIES

          • notsofastpensions
            July 24, 2017 @ 10:13 am

            Ha Ha The Trustee that doesn’t exist.. what she actually means is re-apply in 3 months to see if the Moat’s dire financial situation has improved.

            Sara/James/Peter insisted that we all had the right to withdraw our pension but would be subject to an .early exit penalty fee’ however because most of us have taken them up on this offer on the basis that we all just want our pensions back in safe hands regardless of the cost – they are now using yet another further excuse to prevent Fast Pensions ever paying out a penny. Just wait – in 3 months time they will have conjured up another delaying tactic and excuse as to why we will all be faced with yet a further delay. I really feel as though this is an upheaval losing battle.

  21. Javi
    July 19, 2017 @ 7:33 am

    Paul Barry was also a Director of ‘ Blu Tax Limited’, along with a David Morgan, and a certain Ian Stuart Chapman (Umbrella Loans), do you see the pattern……. Blu being the obvious link to the Moats……

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    • Gary West
      July 19, 2017 @ 8:48 am

      Just out of curiosity, anyone who was given a loan from Blu Funding (now Umbrella Loans), have you been paying this back and/or are you continuing to do so since discovering that this whole thing is a scam?

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  22. Fast Eddy
    July 24, 2017 @ 1:54 pm

    Javi – can you shed any light on this re just how it linked with Fast Pensions?

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  23. Sherlock Holmes
    July 24, 2017 @ 1:56 pm

    The Trustee for Fast Pensions is a Jane Wright, who surprisingly does exist, who I had the pleasure of speaking to way back in 2012 when I had a query about my pension which I had recently transferred to Fast Pensions.One of the few occasions when someone actually answered the phone. I have read the reports where clients are doing their utmost to remove their funds early even to the point of paying a penalty,my Five Year Plan is up in October 2017 and I have asked Sara Moat on numerous occasions to confirm that my remaining fund will be released, but not surprisingly, have had no reply. I have an e-mail on record from “James Porter” stating that the “Trustee” has confirmed the release of my funds, but it remains to be seen if that will happen.

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  24. notsofastpensions
    July 24, 2017 @ 2:38 pm

    Jane Wright was also the Director of Umbrella Loans – but has since resigned.

    I’ve been looking online and after numerous tries at googling Fast Pensions and being present with such little info I decided to go on a different approach and googled the Retirement Plan that I was enrolled in within Fast Pensions – mine was DM1 Investments but others would have been Leafield Retirement Plan, EP1 Retirement Plan.

    And this is what I found… https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/07721321/charges

    All these Retirement Plans come under the Company House Name of Bridge Bank Capital – which of whom if you look at the above links ‘Sara Moat’ is the Trustee of.

    The Director of Bridge Bank Capital was Patrick Gerrard Finnan – who was ALSO a Director of Umbrella Loans with Jane Wright – Umbrella Loans being the feeder Company into Fast Pensions and diverging those that were in financial difficulty to withdraw their pensions.

    It’s clear that all these people are in this together – there are no ‘Trustees’ Sara Moat along with all her friends are the Trustees.

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    • Gary West
      July 25, 2017 @ 9:01 am

      Sara Moat recently commented that there have been no Ombudsman Decisions against Fast Pensions this year – she is lying – Ive read at least 4 on line this morning dating March 2017 through to May 2017

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      • Batman
        July 25, 2017 @ 3:18 pm

        My first complaint was 16th December which was upheld in March then I complained again because I still was not happy in April and this was upheld in May. So one of mine is this year. James porter said the same to me and I said he should check again.

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    • Ian Southgate
      July 25, 2017 @ 6:08 pm

      Very interesting reading. I am no expert but does that link not show all those properties as assets of the pension schemes and if so surely they must have considerable value?

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      • Ian Southgate
        July 26, 2017 @ 2:32 pm

        Having looked again the pension schemes definitely have legal charges on many various commercial property and they are all listed on the link provided. As I posted yesterday this must be where the money is tied up and if so should be easy to prove value as it is all bricks and mortar

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        • Pension Life
          July 26, 2017 @ 6:19 pm

          The trick is establishing the link – following the money.

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          • Ian Southgate
            July 26, 2017 @ 7:38 pm

            The link in my opinion clearly shows the assets held within the pension scheme.This is where the money is I am convinced, why is everybody ignoring and going off in total tangents about this that and the other When it is clear where our money is?????

  25. Fast Eddy
    July 24, 2017 @ 7:18 pm

    Javi – I cant see anything online for a capital performance or London Trader group? Where did you get this info from?

    There is a kapsecure site but seems, surprise surprise to be a holding site.

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  26. Fast Eddy
    July 24, 2017 @ 7:18 pm

    Javi – I cant see anything online for a capital performance or London Trader group? Where did you get this info from?

    There is a kapsecure site but seems, surprise surprise to be a holding site.

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  27. Fast Eddy
    July 25, 2017 @ 1:32 pm

    Jeez – it get’s worse by the day. Is FX Move regulated? Where is Mr Henderson and Thomas etc based? If the UK is the SFO not being made aware of this?

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  28. Sherlock Holmes
    July 25, 2017 @ 6:40 pm

    It does indeed get worse. Merle Oper is also the sole Director of a company called Silverene Administration Ltd in Wigan.The connection there is that the Pension Advisor at Silverene is a Paul Bennett who was supposedly the Fast Pension administrator from August 2014 to February 2016, but if you look up his profile, there is no mention of Fast Pensions at all, but between those dates he states that he was employed by a company called Jackson Wood. Guess who one of the Directors was: Ian Stuart Chapman.
    The next person I will mention is Gary Henderson. I wondered when he would surface again. Between 2014 and 2016 my only link with Fast Pensions was by the only telephone no. available or e-mail to Paul Bennett, but sometimes when Paul Bennett was not available, the phone was answered by Gary Henderson, who I found out later from Paul Bennett, was his “manager”. I wouldn’t be surprised if Gary Henderson had connections to Capital Consultancy in Scotland, who were the company who contacted me initially about my pension.

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  29. Fast Eddy
    July 25, 2017 @ 9:21 pm

    Where is Ian Chapman based? Again, if in the UK, why are the police and the SFO not knocking on his and the others doors to establish just where the hell our money is?

    What did Jacson Woods do too?

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  30. Sherlock Holmes
    July 26, 2017 @ 7:27 am

    Paul Bennett is now the Senior Pensions Administration Analyst(quite a mouthful) and has been from March 2016, and from August 2014 to February 2016 he was only a Pension Administrator. The address for Jackson Wood Ltd is Warrington Business Centre, 67, Bewsey St, Warrington which is a “virtual address” which is also the same address for, Blu Financial Services, Blu Debt Management, Umbrella Loans, Fast Enrolment, Blu Vida Ltd, all connected to either Sara Moat or Ian Stuart Chapman or a Mark Fuller.

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  31. notsofastpensions
    July 26, 2017 @ 8:09 am

    I feel as though we may be focusing too intently on the Moat’s themselves – they may be the acting Directors of this company but I believe that all these names Ian Chapman , Jane Wright, Henderson are just as much involved within Fast Pensions and the several holding companies and businesses associated with it. What can we do with all this information? I think the sheer enormity of the amount of companies/persons involved within this is unprecedented and goes much further than just Peter and Sara.

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  32. Javi
    July 26, 2017 @ 9:57 am

    Peter Daniel Moat controls all of these companies through the above mentioned persons….

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  33. Gary
    July 26, 2017 @ 10:20 am

    I have an email dated January 2014 from Paul Bennett at Blu Funding Corporation Ltd and further emails from Paul Bennett at Fast Pensions

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  34. Sherlock Holmes
    July 26, 2017 @ 5:20 pm

    According to Paul Bennett’s profile, he was employed by Jackson Wood Ltd, from January 2013 to July 2014 as a Lending Officer dealing with unsecured loans. You can find his profile and photo on LINKEDIN.

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  35. Fast Eddy
    July 28, 2017 @ 3:38 pm

    Jav- Kapsecure? This is only a holding page from what I can see although there is a Simon Thomas (where have we heard that name before?) and Stephen Miller on the FCA register. Just what is the connection between Fast Pensions and Kapsecure now? The web widens…

    Reply

    • Javi
      July 29, 2017 @ 11:51 am

      Look at the shareholders in Kapsecure (and their recent company updates), Simon Thomas and a ‘Boromir Investments Ltd’ (Thomas also), SJT Ventures (Thomas also), Thomas is another who is paid to front things for Moat….. both Boromir and Kapsecure have the same company address..Walkers Solicitors in York…who used to have a Director called Marc Stuart Allison who was involved in…..Jackson Wood Financial services with guess who….Ian Stuart Chapman and a Mark Anthony Fuller(Silverene) and a Brian David Taylor. This brings us all the way back to Fast Pensions….where strangely (as Sara Grace Moat is the only Director), Chapman was named as the Director who signed off the ‘Micro’ accounts for FP on March 6th 2017…..
      Also look at Prosperity Asset Management Ltd, Directors Merle Oper and Gary Hendersons wife…..

      Reply

      • Pension Life
        July 29, 2017 @ 12:13 pm

        Just emailed you.

        Reply

  36. Javi
    July 29, 2017 @ 12:34 pm

    I would think Angie can’t say too much at the moment, because she now knows what the Moats did with the pension money.
    She would have to keep this to herself for now, because of the criminal action against the Moats.

    Reply

  37. Fast Eddy
    July 29, 2017 @ 2:31 pm

    Javi. Sounds like the whole sorry saga is about to be bust wide open. Lets hope the poor dispossesed pensioners get some restitution.

    Reply

    • Pension Life
      July 29, 2017 @ 8:02 pm

      Watch this space. I am sorry I haven’t said a lot lately – I couldn’t.

      Reply

    • Javi
      July 29, 2017 @ 8:40 pm

      Are you not one of the pensioners Eddy…….

      Reply

    • Javi
      July 29, 2017 @ 9:18 pm

      ‘why are the police and the SFO not knocking on his and the others doors to establish just where the hell our money is?’…….

      Reply

      • Pension Life
        July 30, 2017 @ 12:42 pm

        Just sent out a comprehensive email on where the Fast Pensions money has gone and why the victims can’t transfer out. If anyone hasn’t received the email please let me know.

        Reply

        • Mark Boddy
          July 31, 2017 @ 3:54 pm

          Hi
          I am also the victim of Fast Pensions.
          Could you please copy me in on the email.
          Many thanks

          Reply

          • Pension Life
            July 31, 2017 @ 5:06 pm

            Hi Mark, will send it to you now.

        • catherine
          August 25, 2017 @ 2:43 pm

          could you please send me a copy..

          Reply

  38. Fast Eddy
    July 30, 2017 @ 2:32 pm

    Javi – no I am a concerned observer having seen the article in he Telegraph. I hope the crooks get brought to task.

    Reply

    • Pension Life
      July 30, 2017 @ 2:48 pm

      Don’t worry – that is at the top of the agenda.

      Reply

  39. Fast Eddy
    July 31, 2017 @ 10:35 am

    Does anyone know when the BBC doc is coming out?

    Reply

    • Pension Life
      July 31, 2017 @ 5:05 pm

      It is only being filmed this week so it won’t be for a while yet. I will let you know as soon as I have a date.

      Reply

  40. Ian
    August 1, 2017 @ 7:03 am

    To all the members on this list, I pray for the safe return of your pension funds.

    Angie, would you be so kind as to send the email to me? I am new to your site and this is something that has concerned me for some time.

    Why, why, why do the powers that be allow this to happen? Self Invested Personal Pensions (SIPP’s) have been regulated by the FCA (previously the FSA) for ten years now…….good. I believe the ‘product’ offered by Fast Pensions involved the applicant becoming a member, not of a SIPP but an Occupational Pension Scheme.

    So, who regulates the trustees / scheme administrator of an Occupational Pension Scheme? The Pensions Regulator is the answer? How is it then that any Tom, Dick or Harry has been able to register an occupational scheme? Not just set it up, register it with HMRC but flog it to hundreds of innocent people?

    Please correct me if I have got anything wrong here but it seems to me there is a huge ‘gap’ in regulation here. These people must have known of this ‘gap.’ They would never, ever have been able to register a SIPP under the scrutiny of the FCA. They would have been laughed out of the room.

    It should be common sense that we need ‘joined-up’ regulation with a barrier to prevent those who are not suitably experienced / qualified / fit and proper from entering this industry whatever type of scheme or activity they may be involved in. Are the powers that be telling us that Occupational Pension Schemes are not worth regulating?

    I wish for the best outcome for everybody who is affected by this scandal.

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    • Pension Life
      August 1, 2017 @ 8:15 am

      I’ve just sent you the email outlining how this scam worked. It is appalling that pension money has been lent out to all sorts of Toms, Dicks and Harrys as loans on properties. Getting this money back is going to be a nightmare. The Moats are clearly not people who should ever be allowed anywhere near pensions.

      Reply

    • Pension Life
      August 1, 2017 @ 2:27 pm

      I’ve just sent out another email which is copied in to all those on the Fast Pensions Scam email circulation list. If you want a copy of this email, and have not received it already, please let me have your email address and I will forward it on to you. You can email me on angiebrooks@pension-life.com

      Reply

  41. Javi
    August 2, 2017 @ 12:35 pm

    Gary Henderson is Peter Moat’s ‘right hand man’ another who is disqualified until 2022, but who is managing to act as the accountant for most of the companies associated with ‘Fast Pensions’. His mobile number is +44 7703 847211…..

    Reply

  42. Boomer
    August 3, 2017 @ 6:09 pm

    A new webpage is live …..
    http://www.fastpensions.com

    Reply

  43. Sherlock Holmes
    August 4, 2017 @ 7:36 am

    Has anyone received any e-mails from Sara Moat within the last few days. I have received an e-mail asking me to complete a form, to up-date my personal details and return within seven days. I think she is taking the mick. How can she find the time to send them out, but cannot deal with the most important issues, and that is pay out the monies to the clients who are waiting for compensation and also in my case, a drawdown payment that was applied for in January 2016 (yes 2016).

    Reply

    • Peter Goat
      August 4, 2017 @ 10:59 am

      I’d like you to see my new site…

      https://peter-moat-saramoat.yolasite.com

      Reply

      • Pension Life
        August 4, 2017 @ 11:22 am

        LOL you old goat! You realise everyone will think I did it!

        Reply

        • Gary
          August 4, 2017 @ 12:57 pm

          Brilliant lol !

          Reply

        • Peter Goat
          August 4, 2017 @ 2:08 pm

          The more hooks in the river, the more likely you are to capture a slippery fish !

          Reply

          • Pension Life
            August 4, 2017 @ 2:45 pm

            Indeed. Am expecting a lawyer’s letter any day 🙂

  44. Fast Eddy
    August 4, 2017 @ 7:42 am

    Boomer – incredible.

    Reply

  45. Boomer
    August 4, 2017 @ 9:13 am

    I have also had the email asking me to confirm details. This is the first communication I have had from the company since 2015 !!

    Reply

  46. Javi
    August 4, 2017 @ 9:32 am

    Laughable…..
    ‘Fast Pensions Limited currently administers Defined Contribution pension schemes. Fast works very closely with Corporate Trustees to deal with all the enquiries that are raised by clients regarding their pension plan. The pensions schemes that we operate are all controlled by the Trustee under individual trust deeds that determine how the scheme and pension plan should be administered’
    Cop-out.com

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  47. Ian
    August 4, 2017 @ 1:19 pm

    This has to be a delaying tactic. They obviously think everybody will send their query through their shiny new website, wait forever and therefore not bother to alert authorities and vent on here…..’oh darling….they’ve got a new website….our pensions must be safe…… they’ve even got a Sky News feed.’

    It is best to not underestimate the intelligence of your customers. Also…..these schemes have no corporate trustee but two individuals (supposedly!)

    Reply

    • Peter Scroat
      August 4, 2017 @ 2:16 pm

      100% delay tactics, there is NO NEED for this AT ALL, unless they Lost your records!

      Having spoke to employees and companies in Javea, this is the exact thing he has done there too, stringing people on, pretending to be ‘In touch’ with all those whom he has royally ripped off!

      I would be inclined to ask them for the address, details of Jane Wright, the trustee.
      She lives in Javea too, get in touch with her – before she goes to prison that is for signing off your pensions into Moat’s Pocket!

      High time these scammers were all slammed in jail, asset stripped and banned from ever being part of a company again.

      Reply

  48. Jane Wrong
    August 4, 2017 @ 2:44 pm

    Looking for the Trustee anyone ?

    Jane Wright : Trustee – FP Scheme Trustees LTD
    https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/09126225/officers

    Took some time to trawl through the internet, but there is a group image of the Blu Employees on the internet…
    ( http://www.empresasmarinaalta.com/javea-xabia/empresas/seguros/blu-insure-1176.html )

    Larger View -> http://www.empresasmarinaalta.com/images/listing_photos/1176_11174502.jpg

    In the middle you see the Gruesome Twosome with the employees of BLU Property Group.

    I looked for each female (English looking) in the picture and then Facebook searched the name, Jane Wright, I think this is her…
    https://www.facebook.com/janewright0408

    Reply

    • Pension Life
      August 4, 2017 @ 5:23 pm

      Yes, that’s her. I called her and a man answered – he was very defensive and she wouldn’t speak to me.

      Reply

  49. Sherlock Holmes
    August 4, 2017 @ 9:33 pm

    Just looked at the Blu Group photo. I do not think the Moats will be smiling for very much longer when the jigsaw puzzle is complete. Is there another photo of Jane Wright available as I am not on Facebook. I have spoken to her in the long distant past but do not know what she looks like. For anyone who wants to know, Fast Pensions is definately being investigated by the Fraud Squad and have been for a quite a while, but it is a long drawn out process, due to the complexity of the Fast Pension operation and all the “associates” connected to the Moats. Other organisations are involved of which some of the FP’s clients, including myself, are helping with their investigations.

    Reply

    • Pension Life
      August 4, 2017 @ 9:40 pm

      Update email due out tomorrow to all Fast Pensions victims – after I spoke to L. Goodman of Bridgebank Capital No. 5.

      Reply

  50. Ian
    August 5, 2017 @ 7:03 am

    Please can you send me a copy of this update email too Angie? I think I’m already on the distribution list but not certain. Thanks.

    Reply

    • Pension Life
      August 5, 2017 @ 7:55 am

      Of course Ian – you are on the distribution list. I am hoping to get it out this afternoon.

      Reply

  51. Fast Eddy
    August 6, 2017 @ 2:42 pm

    Hi Angie

    Did you send out the email update?

    Reply

    • Pension Life
      August 6, 2017 @ 7:06 pm

      I sent out the update earlier today. If anyone wants a copy please let me know.

      Reply

      • Carol Begbie
        August 16, 2017 @ 12:24 pm

        Hi further to the comment I have posted today are you able to send me a copy of the update please and also any other information would be gratefully received. I have been dealing with a police officer in Cheshire regarding my sister’s claim with Fast Pensions.

        Reply

        • Pension Life
          August 16, 2017 @ 1:25 pm

          Just sent you an email Carol.

          Reply

          • Virtual00
            October 12, 2017 @ 9:23 pm

            hi is they any updates on what to do. I need help if any as I’m a victim of these scumbags.

    • Pension Life
      August 10, 2017 @ 2:13 pm

      Yes I sent it out on Monday. Is this your best email address to use?

      Reply

  52. Sherlock Holmes
    August 7, 2017 @ 11:48 am

    Anyone thinking of sending an e-mail to Sara Moat, save your time. She is on annual leave for a fortnight. Surprise,surprise.

    Reply

  53. Billy
    August 8, 2017 @ 11:48 am

    Would like to join group

    Reply

  54. Javi
    August 9, 2017 @ 9:25 am

    I would doubt they will be going to their summer favourite, the Maldives, this time……. disgraceful use of other peoples hard earned money… it will be interesting to see if their daughter returns to the school in Denia (the next town to Javea) in September…

    Reply

  55. Sherlock Holmes
    August 10, 2017 @ 1:12 pm

    Anyone heard anything lately. Seems to have “gone quiet on the western front”,or know where the Moats have gone on their “hols” with our money.

    Reply

    • Pension Life
      August 10, 2017 @ 2:12 pm

      Laurence Goodman of Bridgebank Capital No. 5 has not come back to me so I have passed it over to our solicitors.

      Reply

      • Ian
        August 11, 2017 @ 6:49 pm

        As owner of JD sports surely that gives us some leverage as he would not want any bad press?

        Reply

        • Pension Life
          August 12, 2017 @ 5:49 am

          This from Laurence Goodman of Bridgebank Capital. I am sure the Fast Pensions victims will feel free to drop him a line to wish him an enjoyable holiday:

          Laurence Goodman | Bridgebank Capital
          Attachments00:00 (1 day ago)

          to me
          I am currently away on family vacation so you will have to wait until i return to work

          Laurence Goodman
          Managing Director

          DDI: 0161 4430680
          M: 07856 686330
          E: lgoodman@bridgebankcapital.co.uk

          Reply

          • Manners
            August 12, 2017 @ 6:17 am

            What kind of response is that? How rude and pompous, a trait among Chartered Accountants.

            Does not even let you know when he will be returning. A word of reassurance that he will look into the matter would not have cost him a lot!

            Will be interesting to see which side he is batting for.

          • Pension Life
            August 12, 2017 @ 8:01 am

            I was prepared to give him the benefit of the doubt initially. Perhaps a few of the Fast Pensions victims will drop him an email or even give him a call.

    • Ian
      August 10, 2017 @ 8:33 pm

      Not defending these clowns but there is no proof whatsoever at this moment the Scroats are holidaying with our money. Such talk without cast iron proof Is dangerous, especially
      as the truth is unfolding, wind it in fella, eh and see what the result of the above post brings

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      • The other Ian
        August 12, 2017 @ 9:26 am

        I am sure Mr.Goodman would not brush off his customers or suppliers in such a rude manner.

        Things are afoot at Bridgebank:-

        https://bridgebankcapital.co.uk/category/news/

        It would also appear their premises are to let.

        If these things are signs of a significant corporate development, I would think the last thing he would want right now is a rotten scandal exposed as it appears it will be.

        Whilst Bridgebank itself is a proper and apparently successsful business, looking through the Bridgebank Capital No 5 Ltd charges on Companies House website is like opening Pandora’s box. A legal eye needs to view all of this.

        In the meantime let us all hope Mr. Goodman will help himself by helping us all.

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  56. Denny
    August 10, 2017 @ 11:06 pm

    Hi..would also like to join the group. I am in similar position to most in that fast pensions will not release my pension for transfer. Being fed the same b……t Please could you forward all relevant emails to me. I would be most grateful

    Reply

    • Pension Life
      August 11, 2017 @ 6:54 am

      I will send you all the relevant recent emails. Sorry to hear you are another victim.

      Reply

  57. Javi
    August 13, 2017 @ 10:11 am

    Just a recap on some very important numbers if you are trying to find out what has happened to YOUR pension funds…..
    Peter Daniel Moat (Head Honcho) +34 649558187
    Sara Grace Moat (Director) +34 618656635
    Jane Wright (Trustee) +34 652053469
    Gary Henderson (The accountant) +44 (0)7703 847211

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  58. Sherlock Holmes
    August 15, 2017 @ 6:28 am

    The Moat’s may not be using our money for their “hols” but I bet they are enjoying themselves. At least they are having a holiday. I will not be having a holiday. I would have done if Fast Pensions had released my drawdown payment that I applied for nineteen months ago. The Five Year Plan I signed up for matures in October 2017, I wonder what Fast Pensions will do then.

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  59. Carol Begbie
    August 16, 2017 @ 12:18 pm

    I am the sister of the widow still waiting on the 79k pension fund being released by Fast Pensions after numerous excuses delays etc. My brother in law died 2 years past March and we have a Pension Ombudsman ruling ordering Fast Pensions to pay the fund plus compensation within 28 days and guess what – NADA!

    Sara Moat and her husband Peter Moat should hang their head in shame at the despicable disregard they have for giving people their money whilst they clearly live a good lifestyle. I am a great believer in Karma and what goes around comes around and I truly hope these horrible people never have a good life ever.

    They have caused untold misery to my sister and her family and I will never forgive them for that.

    The lies told by Sara Moat and people in her organisation using various names (not even sure if they exist as anyone can call themselves anything by email) are vast and many / they use delaying tactics all the time including asking for forms to be completed / documents to be sent / etc etc

    Sara Moat herself emailed me over 18 months ago advising the “disinvestment” of the fund had commenced but could not say how long it would take for the process and for my sister to get her money.

    I would very much like to be copied in and included in any further updates relating to Fast Pensions and the evil people behind this what I consider to be a scam!

    Reply

    • Javi
      August 17, 2017 @ 8:53 am

      Call the ‘trustee’ Jane Wright on +34 652053469 and ask her what is going on….. terrible situation caused by terrible people

      Reply

  60. David Knox
    August 23, 2017 @ 3:33 pm

    hi ….
    i also have been with fast pensions since 2013.
    i retired in December 2016 and approached the company for my pension…
    with no replies from the website and phone calls were a waste of time (recorded message “please contact us via the website)
    action fraud were informed in november and again in march 2017 ,soon after that the fast pensions website was offline.
    i also recieved a email from sara moat on the 3 august asking if the details of my plan were correct .
    i replied that they are correct and told her action fraud were involved ..
    today i have another email ….with the plan information update !!!
    with a changed birthdate !!! another delay tactic !!! about time these people were in prison !!!
    i would appreciate being sent the update emails Angie !!!

    Reply

    • Pension Life
      August 25, 2017 @ 1:09 pm

      Will send you an update on everything.

      Reply

    • notsofastpensions
      August 26, 2017 @ 7:41 pm

      David,

      I also too received this same Email from Sara with a completely incorrect birth date – this is yet ANOTHER deliberate delaying tactic.

      Reply

  61. David Knox
    August 24, 2017 @ 2:47 pm

    another two emails from sara moat…
    one apologising for the mistake in my statement ,the other with the corrected statement…could it be that i will now get my pension !!! ???
    maybe …!! could be good news for the many people on the site …we will see !!

    Reply

  62. catherine
    August 25, 2017 @ 2:45 pm

    RE: latest response from sara
    SM
    Sara Moat
    Reply|
    Today, 15:16
    You
    Good Afternoon Catherine,

    I have discussed your case with the Trustee and it has been pointed out that in order that you are able to receive your full pension amount due to ill health, the scheme rules and HMRC rules state that we need to have evidence from an independent GP that your illness is terminal and also life expectancy is going to be less than 12 months.

    I have the doctors notes and sickness notes on file however it does not expressly say this and therefore will need another letter to this effect in order that it can be represented to the Trustee Board.

    As soon as I receive this from you I will schedule this for the next Trustee meeting.

    Let me know if you need anything else from me otherwise I will wait for you to come back to me.

    Hope this is OK

    Many thanks

    Sara Moat

    Reply

    • Pension Life
      August 26, 2017 @ 7:48 am

      “Board of Trustees”? Sara Moat and Martin Peacock are the trustees.

      Reply

      • WDJ
        September 11, 2017 @ 6:49 am

        Martin Peacock stays up the road from me and has another Company five minutes from my work. I have been advised not to go near him by Pensions Ombudsman. I believe he is no longer a trustee

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        • Pension Life
          September 11, 2017 @ 5:01 pm

          Who advised you not to go near him?

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    • notsofastpensions
      August 26, 2017 @ 7:44 pm

      Sara is the trustee! It says so in black and white on Companies House.

      This is getting ludacrious – and I am now highly concerned there is an emerging pattern that she is emailing all the customers of Fast Pensions with completely incorrect birth dates.

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  63. Ian
    August 26, 2017 @ 8:32 am

    Does Sara Moat not realise that everybody KNOWS who the trustees are? Surely she must. She looks so ridiculous.

    Does that company, FP Scheme Trustees Ltd exist only as a smokescreen?

    Do we know anything more on the whereabouts of the BCL loans? IF these have been reported to Companies House as ‘satisfied’ and they are not then this would surely be fraud…….? Has some sort of ‘remortgage’ occurred where the liability has been taken on by another lender?

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  64. Javi
    August 27, 2017 @ 2:05 pm

    Call the ‘trustee’ Jane Wright on +34 652053469 and ask her what is going on…..

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    • Pension Life
      August 27, 2017 @ 2:24 pm

      Her boyfriend/partner will answer and say she can’t come to the phone (so leave a message which won’t get answered). She is no more a trustee than my next door neighbour’s cat. She is just yet another stooge paid by Peter Moat to pretend to be something she isn’t.

      Reply

      • Troof
        September 13, 2017 @ 9:34 am

        I’m trying to find her, and I must say, I am very close to it, I have been helped by locals, we have found her house that she sold recently, and I’m waiting for a forwarding address from the new owner’s solicitor.

        When I have it, I’ll let you all know.

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  65. Fast Eddy
    September 9, 2017 @ 10:18 am

    Does anybody know when the TV programme is coming out on this debacle?

    Reply

    • Grant
      September 11, 2017 @ 6:11 pm

      Rip Off Britain. New series starts October…….apparently

      Reply

  66. CS
    September 10, 2017 @ 8:13 am

    I was quite shocked this week when I actually received my compensation payment in my bank. Maybe this is a turning point for FP. Has anyone else been paid yet?

    Reply

  67. David Knox
    September 10, 2017 @ 9:27 am

    thats good news CS …hope it is a turning point !! my pension is apparently “locked in” till 2019 ,but forms are available to release it early in cases of hardship or illness …at a loss of course !!….according to the latest email from sara moat .

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  68. WDJ
    September 11, 2017 @ 6:47 am

    I have been dealing with this nonsense since transferring my Pension in June 2013. I was introduced by a 3rd party called Jackson Francis who I have since found out are also a scam Company. I have been dealing with The Pensions Ombudsman, Action Fraud, The Pensions Regulator, The Police, The Citizens Advice Bureau, The Courts, James Porter and Sara Moat. My Pension was transferred in June 2013 everything was ok statements were received for the first year then nothing. I have been dealing with this non stop for around the last two and a half to three years and I am getting nowhere at all. I was awarded as everyone else was a Compensation payment of £1k and advised by the Pensions Ombudsman I could transfer my Pension out to another Company. That was in December 2016 still nothing. They have been putting me off with excuse after excuse since December 2016. I have even visited Spain and tried to arrange a meeting with Sara Moat however when I say to her I am in Spain she says she is in the UK and when I say I am in the UK she says she is in Spain. I am at my wits end with this and they have now told me I am locked in for 7 years as I signed paperwork agreeing to this which I know I did not do. I have since heard that the Company that introduced me to Fast Pensions who were Jackson Francis have been signing clients names against agreements therefore people like myself do not know these things have happened and I believe this is the reason that I am now locked in until July 2019. I also believe that all of the money belonging to everyone has gone and that I personally will not receive my money back. I have lost almost £60k. I have now been advised that I need to take out an Enforced Determination to have my Pension released, this will cost me 10% of my Pension therefore around £600 however this does not guarantee the release of my Pension. I also have to take out a Court Judgement at a cost of £70-80 to have my £1k compensation released from Fast Pensions again this is not a 100% guarantee that I will receive it. I can either do this or I can just wait and see what happens.

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  69. ANTI FAST PENSION AND MOATS
    September 17, 2017 @ 3:06 pm

    Who’s who?

    After dealing with Fast Pensions for sometime and putting up with the rubbish from Paul Bennett (who don’t forget is in the nest), the Sara Moat before James Porter, then back to Sara Moat.

    But I ask the question who is who?

    Confused yes so am I the whole Fast Pensions web is something Insp. Vera would find hard to undercover.

    I have dealt with “Sara Moat” for 3 years I have never came across a woman who is so full of herself and also rubbish. Her excuses are just something to be desired as everyone she is caught out with fact.

    If you push her enough and debate with her enough in her panic she starts to let the “cats out the bag”.

    There is hundreds of people with their investments stuck behind such a Wicked woman who just talks a load to deter coming up with the funds.

    I personally look forward to the actions pending against them and so see justice, which will be with authorities making the move.

    I don’t have any faith that Sara Moat will settle any case even if it is demanded by the P.O.

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  70. Sherlock Holmes
    September 19, 2017 @ 6:10 am

    CS. You have mentioned that you have received your compensation, how long did the whole process take. I take it you completed the IDRP form. Was it e-mailed to Sara Moat, or did you post it. Has anyone else received a “surprise “.
    Troof. Have you managed to find the Moat’s yet. Has their house actually been sold. The price was just over 3 million.

    Reply

    • Gary
      September 19, 2017 @ 11:55 am

      Hi I have received my compensation also. Completed an IDRP Form and emailed to Sara on 2nd August. Received compensation on 13th September. Wont let me have my Pension Pot though, says its locked in for 10 years!!!

      Reply

    • Troof Willout
      September 19, 2017 @ 1:18 pm

      Not the Moats, but I HAVE found the trustee.

      She has an apartment, near McDonalds in Javea, and drives a U.K. Silver JEEP, if you want more details, ask Angie

      The house as far as I’m aware is still on the market, but it’s not advertised in the windows or websites of agents in the area yet.

      Reply

    • CS
      September 21, 2017 @ 3:09 pm

      I started the process in December 2016 with the Ombudsman, after having two appeals upheld I should have received the £2000 by 31st May but that never came, daily emails saying it would be coming and your money was safe.
      I then contacted the pensions ombudsman again for some advice and they said to contact the county court and enforce the determination, I did this at the end of July, Fast pensions said they never received any correspondence from the courts so I scanned and sent it by email.

      Things went quiet and I sent daily emails I then decided I would escalate this to the next level with the county court, I then sent this to Sara who then on the following Monday 4th September replied to say they would be paying the compensation. I agreed that if they paid the compensation and the court costs I would waiver the interest. I was then paid around the 7th September around Midday.

      I was true to my word with Sara I informed the courts that it was paid in full.

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  71. Troof Willout
    September 19, 2017 @ 10:25 pm

    https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/10136186/officers

    This guy, Burns, used to front up..

    https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/09889147

    lived in Spain, now in UK, handling pensions etc.. worth knocking on his door!

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    • Pension Life
      September 20, 2017 @ 2:54 pm

      Robert Burns used to be Stephen Ward’s Operations Director (aka stooge).

      Reply

  72. Ian
    September 21, 2017 @ 8:06 pm

    I can’t see that just because we have an FCA regulated person / entity mentioned here as a connection of Moat that this is terribly relevant.

    In opening these ‘bogus occupational pension schemes’ and receiving transfer values from ‘real’ pension providers, Sara (the Moat’s) have not acted illegaly. It is disgraceful this loophole was there and there are proposals to stop this happening in future but…..the horse has bolted. They ‘legally’ started Fast Pensions Ltd and got hold of these funds. They didn’t need to be authorised by the FCA or any regulator at all. This is a shameful situation but true.

    The issue must now be………..where are the funds?

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  73. Troof Willout
    September 22, 2017 @ 4:46 pm

    The Moats live in Dénia now, very close to Javea.

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  74. Grant MacBeth
    October 3, 2017 @ 5:14 am

    Rip Off Britain. BBC 1 , Friday 13th October.

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  75. CS
    October 9, 2017 @ 10:38 am

    Good Morning
    Whats the latest on people who have received tax demands?

    I have now received a further update this weekend to say the tax demand will stand and I need to pay the £1350 owed for taking the thank you payment which they are saying is a loan.

    I asked to take the case to a tribunal but looking at the letter which is not very clear it doesn’t say it has been to one.

    Thanks

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  76. Grant MacBeth
    October 12, 2017 @ 2:10 pm

    I have received word from Sara that I can now withdraw the lot , circa 90k I am led to believe. She will be sending me a final statement within a few days and the withdrawal will be put before the ” Trustees ” early November……Stay tuned.

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    • Pension Life
      October 13, 2017 @ 8:32 am

      Wow! Do keep us updated on that. Can’t quite believe it but if it happens it will be amazing.

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  77. Virtual00
    October 12, 2017 @ 9:31 pm

    This has been making me go mad. My mental health is suffering. The help we get is a tax demand, what a joke…..

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  78. Ian
    October 13, 2017 @ 9:16 am

    Grant McBeth…….The £90k being offered to you is as a transfer value to another pension pension scheme isn’t it? I hope so.

    The reason I mention this……….if it’s paid as cash in your hand I would be very concerned about the possibility of a tax charge from HMRC as an unauthorised payment which could result in the loss of more than half of it in tax. Obviously we can’t trust these people to do it right so please be sure.

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  79. Grant MacBeth
    October 13, 2017 @ 3:35 pm

    Cheers Ian.
    To be fair, I’m waiting for an e mail confirming the exact amount and details, but this was the figure in the statement which I eventually received.
    I’ll be ultra careful, you can be sure.
    Rip off Britain was a waste of time. I ended on the cutting room floor, but they didn’t cover a fraction of the stuff that they were asking me.
    The Producer did say that they had been constantly reassured that all of the money was still there and would be released at the appropriate time (paraphrased )

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    • Pension Life
      October 14, 2017 @ 7:22 am

      They always do that – the piece ends up being very weak and generic rather than hard hitting. Bring back to the days of Roger Cook!

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  80. Troof Willout
    October 13, 2017 @ 4:25 pm

    Any news? Has anyone been paid out yet?

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  81. Ian
    October 14, 2017 @ 9:58 am

    It seems to me that ‘Rip Off Britain’ just gently alerts the public to ‘rip-offs’ and doesn’t play any part in helping to get criminals behind bars which is what is needed here. I’m sure it wasn’t a waste of time but still very disappointing.

    So……Fast Pensions started in 2012 offering very unconventional pension plans under the radar of regulation. We understand the ‘investments’ of the funds were high risk, high interest loans (arranged by Bridgebank) and presumably the Moats would live on a big share of the interest paid by the borrowers. If 5% was payable to the members funds that would leave plenty over to be creamed off for the Moat’s luxuries. Greedy, disgraceful but is that how this was planned to work?

    OK…..so somewhere along the line was there was a change in their ‘modus operandi?’ Due to Goodman’s incompetence it is only now that we find all of these short term loans were repaid to the ‘trustees’ in 2013. So what are the scheme’s investments now? What have been the investments since 2013? The duty of the trustees is to act in the best interests of the beneficiaries so how are the trustees now generating a reasonable investment return for the members?
    Is it possible that a bust property firm in Spain was an ‘investment’ of the funds? If this finally gets to a court of law would this be considered a prudent investment in the interests of the beneficiaries or simply ‘theft’ by the trustees in abuse of their position?

    At the start Fast Pensions was a shoddy, ill-conceived little venture but having managed to get control of a huge sum of money these ‘chancers’ may have morphed into ‘bona fide big time criminals.’ Something seems to have changed and all morals may have evaporated along the way. So many criminals start small before getting even greedier and going the whole hog. I am very concerned this may be the case here.

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  82. Fast Eddy
    October 15, 2017 @ 9:04 am

    Ian – the connection to Peregrine and Black is what intrigues me. Were they looking for the cover of FCA regulation with them to give the whole scam a veneer of respectability? If so, has anybody pulled over the directors there and in particular Carl Thomson?

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    • Ian
      October 17, 2017 @ 9:09 am

      Eddy – if we look over the Fast Pensions literature, the ‘original’ and ‘new’ websites there is no mention at all of the FCA. As these are ‘occupational’ schemes they did not need to be authorised by the FCA or any other body so it isn’t really a surprise. It seems the Moat’s have lots of friends and business associates but who knows who may or may not have been party to the (likely) crime? We’re pretty sure of two or three who are! Has anybody seen any evidence to suggest they looked for a ‘veneer of respectability?’ They were free to start this shabby company, gain HMRC approval of these occupational pension trusts and then receive transfers in from real pension providers and unfortunately….they did it.

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      • Pension Life
        October 18, 2017 @ 4:55 am

        Just a quick point on this: there is no such thing as HMRC “approval”. HMRC registers a pension scheme and gives it a PSTR number. In the case of an occupational scheme, it also has to be registered with the Pensions Register. At the point of registration, it is a harmless piece of paper with a number on it and is nothing but a “wrapper” which can contain money and assets – including property and loans. Both of these are perfectly legitimate assets for a pension scheme, but ONLY if invested prudently and with regard to diversity and liquidity. The downside about property, loans and property loans, is that they are risky and illiquid unless chosen extremely carefully by qualified investment managers. But in certain circumstances it could be appropriate to invest a very small percentage of a fund in such assets – i.e. less than 10%.

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  83. Javi
    October 15, 2017 @ 4:54 pm

    The good thing about the ‘tame’ tv programme was that it will alert many other investigative journalists and upset clients to the problem. The Moats can run but they can’t hide, watch this space ……

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  84. Ian Southgate
    October 16, 2017 @ 3:34 pm

    It is a pity that the money is not still invested in these bridging loans as all would have been secured on fully surveyed property at low loan to values with full security. Bridging Finance is not high risk at all. Are we sure there is no further type of this investment as I would sleep a hell of a lot easier if there was.

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    • Ian
      October 17, 2017 @ 9:24 am

      Ian, I have to disagree a little.

      Bridging Finance is high risk. This is the reason few lenders offer it and why the interest rates are so high. Most importantly, it is totally unsuitable as an investment of the pension funds of ordinary people. Angie has explained this on the associated blog.

      I do, however fully agree with you that it is a pity that the funds are no longer out on loan with security. If the choices are secured bridging finance or a ‘free for all’ in Spain I know which which is the lesser of the two evils. It is now late 2017, the loans were repaid in 2013 so what the hell has the money been doing for the last four years?

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      • Pension Life
        October 18, 2017 @ 4:50 am

        You are absolutely right – and I think the fact that Bridgebank hid the fact that they had all been repaid is extremely suspicious. Remember, one of the borrowers was a director of Bridgebank. One of the Fast Pensions victims went to see the hotel in Scotland which was being converted into flats, and he said the work looked serious dodgy.

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  85. Day of Justice
    October 19, 2017 @ 10:52 am

    Well Since the exposure Sara “Peter” Moat has forgot how to write emails. Dealing with the alias’s of Fast pensions for some months they seem to have lost communication.
    We did receive an email from the alias last week which was very blunt, unprofessional and somewhat concerning. They have failed to answer any questions which we have sent them. But what we have reverted to doing is sending emails with facts as they like to say emails contain allegations.
    As I pointed out to the Alias allegation is a statement without facts, every email since then has included the facts with the statements.
    One they don’t like is to have a challenge, when they send emails with nothing other than fabrications or useless excuses fire back at them with facts and they soon stop using them.
    Months of excuses from various alias of Fast Pensions has created a wealth of facts, emails and points. There is not one excuses the Fast Pensions fraudsters have not used. Most of which with the right evidence and fact find can be proved to be absolute rubbish.
    I did ask “Sara” yesterday in an email if the reason for the lack of response was due to the recent exposure and increase in contact… Yes you guest no reply.

    I personally would love to knock on the Moats door and start asking questions. Failing that stand opposite them in the court room when justice for the victims is handed out (put behind bars).

    Just yesterday the FT advisor produced a shocking article “FCA finds millions have no idea what pension they bought” is this no surprise when you have people like the Moats and their puppets flogging pensions schemes?

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  86. Grant
    October 20, 2017 @ 10:03 am

    Just to continue my saga, Sara did indeed contact me within the promised 5 days, albeit with an apology that she had not received my final transfer amount from the accountant , but assured me that I would have it next day. She replied next day with the final transfer amount, which was more than previously indicated. I now await the decision of the Trustees meeting on Nov 2nd as to whether and when I can receive the sum .

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