Tag Archives: BSPS

Farce and contrition as the FCA make an effort

From what I gather from those who attended CA’s session this week on the Consumer redress scheme. the event was notable for a degree of contrition from the FCA that they’d made such a mess of redress so far. Sadly, … Continue reading

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Sympathy for the Regulator? Not over BSPS!

quotes extensively from a PA consulting report on the FCA that was disclosed as part of a bundle of documents by the Gloster report into the mishandling of LCF complaints. That report can be found at the end of this … Continue reading

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Newscape – the steelworker’s fractional scammer – bites the dust

When I cast my mind back to the dark days of 2017 when Darren Reynolds was sourcing leads for his advice from Celtic – one fund appeared on the SIPP statements of steelworkers we met which I had never heard … Continue reading

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This vile harassment of mis-sold steelworkers must stop

The threat to mis-sold steelworkers Fueled by a self-reference sense of injustice , certain advisers owing redress to  clients  they have mis-advised to transfer out of the British Steel Pension Scheme  are now making their victims pay twice by harassing … Continue reading

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Why steelworker’s compo is set to fall by £15,000

The FCA has published its proposed redress scheme for steelworkers but it looks like the compensation will cost £49m rather than the estimated £71m earlier this year. The new compensation levels are now estimated to average  £45,000 (down from £60,000)  … Continue reading

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Should regulators be enforcers?

  Tim Thomas asked this question at a TTF seminar  this lunchtime. His conclusion was they considered themselves a world-class regulator and a reluctant enforcer. From comments made by Andrew Bailey (former CEO) and Mark Steward (former head of enforcement) … Continue reading

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The pension transfer mess: who pays and what’s paid?

There’s an irony to PAC’s assertions. It was extremely critical of the FCA in almost every aspect but never even questioned a key one: the FCA’s own assessment that transfers were very widely unsuitable at BSPS. This is now being … Continue reading

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Positions on redress for British Steel workers harden.

The FCA is in an awkward position as it consults on the redress it is looking to pay to British Steel workers who claim they were advised poorly to leave the BSPS scheme. On the one hand they have disgruntled … Continue reading

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Was Andrew Bailey just the wrong man for the FCA job?

Nearly five years after the event, the former CEO of the FCA Andrew Bailey was called to the Public Accounts Committee to answer questions on the FCA’s unpreparedness for what is now known as the British Steel mis-selling scandal. You … Continue reading

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Pension indexation for DB schemes (intact or in the PPF)

The FT has picked up on the “missing” indexation on defined benefits earned before April 1997. These aren’t being paid to 83,000 members of the PPF but nor are they being paid to the members of many occupational DB schemes … Continue reading

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