Carey Pensions UK is another SIPP provider linked to the pension mis-selling scandal that has exploded in recent years, causing huge losses to many people’s pensions.
One such claim has even landed Carey’s in an ongoing court case, in which a client took action against the provider for accepting business from CL&P – an unregulated introducer firm whose managing director Terence Wright was on the Financial Conduct Authority’s watchlist.
CL&P – Commercial Land & Property – targeted people and persuaded them to transfer their pensions into SIPPs which contained high-risk investments.
These types of firms were notorious for their “cold call pension review” way of marketing and many investors unknowingly transferred their very safe and secure pensions for risky and sometimes worthless SIPPs, thinking it would bring a better financial outcome for their futures.
Not only was CL&P on the FCA watchlist, but these types of investments are generally considered unsuitable for the average investor, who cannot afford the potential losses.
Also, there are certain criteria in ensuring financial products are suitable, which unfortunately unregulated firms do not have to adhere to – but regulated ones do.
The majority of mis-selling occurs as a result of people taking advice to invest into a SIPP (Self Invested Personal Pension) which contains investment(s) which are not suitable for them. It’s usually the job of a Financial Adviser to advise as to whether a pension transfer or investment is suitable.
That’s why this court case is so interesting because it questions whether the regulated SIPP provider should also be accountable for their part in the pension transfer, despite it being “execution only” business.
There are many claims currently on hold with the Financial Ombudsman Service pending the outcome of this case.
Some investments linked to mis-sold Carey SIPPs are:
As of 2018 STM bought the majority stake in Carey Pensions.
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