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FOS and Berkeley Burke - "Seconds out, Round 3"

Seth Lovis
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A recent decision in the case of Berkeley Burke Sipp v Wayne Charlton [2017] EWHC 2396 (Comm) has placed the spotlight back on SIPP providers and the duties owed to the clients who invest their pension funds through them. Whilst the case itself dealt...

SIPPs - no small change

David Wright
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I return to the subject of Self Invested Personal Pensions (SIPP), which you may have noticed from my previous blog posts are a particular obsession of mine at the moment. I was recently at a conference where it was suggested by a speaker that SIPP...

Pension Awareness Day! Were you aware?

David Wright
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Blink and you may have missed it, but on Friday 15 September 2017, the UK celebrated Pension Awareness Day (or PAD as its promoters wish for it to be known). With a grand tour incorporating, Edinburgh, Leeds, Birmingham and Cardiff, finally arriving in...

FSCS preparing for further increase in SIPP claims

Seth Lovis
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The Financial Services Compensation Scheme (“FSCS”) indicated in its Budget Plan for the 2017/2018 period that, for the third year running, it would be increasing its provision for potential claims arising out of SIPP business. What distinguishes...

RBS sets aside 400 million for small business owners

David Wright
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RBS sets aside £400 million to compensate some of the small business owners placed into RBS’s GRG group RBS has set aside £400 million to compensate some of the small business (“SME”) owners which were placed into RBS’s...

Leaked evidence points to possible RBS GRG wrongdoing

David Wright
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In the latest twist to the RBS Global Restructuring Group (GRG) saga a whistleblower has leaked internal documentation to BuzzFeed News and BBC Newsnight which appears to support allegations made in a damning 2013 report by Lawrence Tomlinson about...