Numerous contingencies have been established to protect retail investors in the UK. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) exists to ensure that regulated financial organisations are operating to the highest of standards, providing services and products that meet their exacting specifications. … Read more ….
In recent months, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has taken steps to tackle the growing problem of defined benefit pension transfers. Figures suggest that up to 100,000 pension holders transferred out of defined benefit schemes during the 2017 financial year, … Read more ….
Defined benefit (DB) pension transfers are a contentious subject. Some pension holders have benefitted from relatively high cash-equivalent transfer values (CETV), finding fortune in increased pension controls away from their long-serving DB company pension scheme. However, even with a substantial … Read more ….
Financial claims in the UK are protected by a range of distinct organisations, including the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS), and the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS). When a retail investor has lost money from a … Read more ….
Conventional investments include stocks and shares in public companies, individual savings accounts (ISAs), and debt security such as financial bonds. These are all regulated financial products or services that can be closely monitored by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Claimants … Read more ….
Tata Steel is one of Europe’s largest steel producers, with industrial operations in more than twenty-six countries. It was also the sponsor for the British Steel Pension Scheme, a retirement savings fund established for steelworkers of Tata Steel UK factories … Read more ….
The Pension Protection Fund (PPF) is a statutory financial group that was founded under the Pensions Act 2004, which included the reformation of the statutory financial regulator. This dual-motion was designed to improve the running of pension funds and provide … Read more ….
Strategic Wealth UK is an independent financial advisor (IFA) that provided advice on financial products and services such as qualifying recognised overseas pensions schemes (QROPS) transfers until the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) revoked the firm’s pension permissions in 2017. The … Read more ….
Millions of retirement savings policyholders will reach a pensionable age without actively engaging with their savings. Funds will be deducted from their wages through pay as you earn (PAYE), and their provider will distribute that money through a standardised investment … Read more ….
Green Oil Plantations was a UK-based investment scheme set up to establish a Millettia tree plantation in Australia. Seed oils drawn from the tree have successfully been used to run diesel generators, and hundreds of worldwide research efforts are currently … Read more ….