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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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How a British Steel redress scheme might work.

Stuart Fowler has produced a counter-argument to that I put forward last week, it was published before my blog and I can’t say that my blog would have changed Stuart’s argument. I will ask Stuart for permission to publish it … Continue reading

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Nick Smith MP is right – the British Steel pension transfers are a special case.

The overall uphold rate for all BSPS cases to the Financial Ombudsman Service is around 63% in favour of steelworkers, including complaints relating to administration or delays. This compares with an overall FOS uphold rate of 40% for all cases … Continue reading

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All messed up and nowhere to go – DB transfer compensation

The FCA announced yesterday that it was writing to a further 950 DB pension advice customers potentially entitled to compensation. The FCA has now written to a total of 3,591 defined benefit (DB) pension transfer advice customers this year to tell them they may be entitled to compensation. And it … Continue reading

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Are SIPPs just too complicated?

  News yesterday  that complaints about SIPPs (Self Invested Personal Pensions) are now upheld by the pension ombudsman more than any other financial product. The number of new complaints to the Financial Ombudsman Service concerning Sipps has nearly doubled in … Continue reading

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What are we to make of the Financial Ombudsman?

The Financial Ombudsman’s annual report – published yesterday – shows strong demand for its services. But the perception of what FOS does seems to be wider than it should be. Many people use FAS as a money advice service , … Continue reading

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Why the FCA should take a leaf out of tPR’s book.

  The Pensions Regulator have been re-born over the last five years and become focussed on helping advisers, trustees and employees solve pension problems. They have started treating us as  customers and not potential criminals. Sadly, this attitudinal shift doesn’t seem … Continue reading

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