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More negligence from trustees Berkeley Burke – Store First

Another victim of Berkeley Burke SIPPS investments into Store First storage pods has come forward. 55-year-old factory worker Robert McCarthy, of Ebbw Vale, said he has lost more than £30,000 through a Self-Invested Personal Pension (SIPP). He was duped into the transfer and investment by unregulated firm Jackson Francis which was liquidated in 2014.  His investment …

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Pension Scam Investments

The world of pension and investment scams is dominated and driven by commissions on investments (usually unregulated). The scammers’ strategy is always identical: get the pensions away from the safety of a reputable pension provider and into the hands of a SIPP, a SSAS or a QROPS. One purported benefit of these types of schemes …

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Locked Out of LinkedIn

Locked out of LinkedIn for Defamation? Moi? “Due to the receipt of multiple defamation claim reports, your account has been restricted pending your agreement to our terms. Please note that it’s our policy to terminate user accounts when we receive multiple reports of this nature.” But who could have reported me for defamation? The problem …

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Store First v Insolvency Service Battle – the Insolvency Service’s Witness Statement

In the run up to the High Court proceedings to hear the Insolvency Service’s petition to wind up Store First, here is some background.  This is an abridged version of the Insolvency Service’s witness statement regarding the Store First pension investment scam.  It involved two bogus occupational pension schemes set up and administered by Stephen …

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Who killed the pension? Scammers; ceding providers; introducers; HMRC?

In every pension scam there is one beginning, lots of middles, and always a wretched ending for the victim and a profitable ending for the scammers. The beginning is always a negligent, lazy, box-ticking transfer by a ceding provider – the worst of which always tend to be the likes of Standard Life, Prudential, Scottish …

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Shaping the future of mis-sold SIPPS

In January 2019, we saw legal challenges going forward against not one but two SIPPS providers for their roles in using and promoting unregulated investments. Berkeley Burke SIPPS Administration and Carey Pensions (the latter now owned by rogue QROPS trustee firm STM Group). Money Marketing has published an interesting article: ´SIPPS providers gear up for landmark court action´. They …

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