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What are the benefits of utilising a Claims Management Company?

By |March 31st, 2021|Guides|

Between the internet, word of mouth between friends, family and colleagues, and a growing confidence to fight for what is yours as a consumer, claiming against companies malpractices has never been easier. Simple online form fills or email exchanges enabling people to seek compensation can see people liberated from the shackles of a corporation’s dominance [...]

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How big is the UK pension mis-selling scandal?

By |March 29th, 2021|Guides|

The UK is currently in the middle of a pension mis-selling scandal that could be one of the biggest financial scandals ever seen. In the past two years alone, the number of people in the UK claiming mis-sold pension compensation has more than doubled.  As a result of mis-selling pensions and high-risk investments, the reputation [...]

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Do I pay tax on mis-sold pension compensation?

By |March 25th, 2021|Guides|

If you’ve recently received pension compensation, or you’re planning on submitting a claim for mis-sold pension compensation, you might be wondering about the tax treatment of any payments you might receive. There are a couple of factors that come into play when it comes to pension compensation and tax. HMRC will look at the type [...]

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Why are Self-Invested Personal Pensions sometimes mis-sold?

By |March 18th, 2021|SIPPS Pensions|

At the time of pension planning and when vetting your financial advisor, you can check that fees are clear and reasonable. However, other and less obvious reasons might indicate that you were mis-sold a Self-Invested Personal Pension (SIPP) - which has led to far too many people losing substantial amounts of money which would otherwise [...]

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Everything you need to know about the Pension Schemes Act 2021

By |February 26th, 2021|Guides|

With the Pension Schemes Act receiving Royal Assent on 11 February 2021, fundamental changes to the UK's pension system are now in place. Many legal professionals have labelled the Act as one of the most significant changes to our pension system in years.  With this in mind, here’s everything you need to know about the [...]

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What you need to know about holding crypto investments in a SIPP

By |February 23rd, 2021|SIPPS Pensions|

You can hold all kinds of investments in a SIPP, from stocks and shares to commercial property. You have countless investment opportunities, but what’s most important is that you’re informed about the processes themselves. What fees can you expect? Are there any rules or regulations I should know about? Am I fully aware of the [...]

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10 pension planning tips for 2021

By |January 22nd, 2021|Guides|

Many of us have felt the financial strain of 2020 and going into the new year provides fresh opportunities to reassess our finances and maybe implement some overdue changes. Many start saving as their new year's resolution of choice. While we might not review our pensions day-to-day, planning to put money aside and monitoring your [...]

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How does a SIPP work?

By |January 8th, 2021|SIPPS Pensions|

We specialise in handling SIPP claims and our expertise is clearly demonstrated in the breadth of knowledge found in our collection of guides & insights. In this particular guide, we’ve provided a comprehensive look at SIPPs, how they work, their investment benefits, and the ways in which they can go wrong.  What is a SIPP? [...]

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12 scams to watch out for at Christmas

By |December 1st, 2020|Guides|

Just as Christmas is a time for family, food, and fun, it’s also a prime time for opportunist scammers to ply their illicit trades. From Christmas phishing scams and online fraud to Facebook Christmas scams and bogus gift cards, it’s a time to be vigilant.  Use our guide, ‘12 scams to watch out for at [...]

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How did mis-sold pensions come about?

By |November 20th, 2020|Guides|

Today, mis-sold pension cases are on the rise across the UK and have been rising in prominence for over a decade. Generally speaking, the mis-sold pension claims industry traces the rise back to the late 1980s, where it grew until pension mis-selling in the 1990s became a huge phenomenon in the financial services world. In [...]

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