Mis-Sold Pensions and Self Invested Personal Pensions (SIPP)
What should I do if I have been mis-sold my SIPP pension?
Your pension is one of the biggest and most important investments that you make in your lifetime. You work hard for your money, and when you put it in the hands of financial advisors you expect to be given the very best investment advice.
Unfortunately, this often does not happen and poor advice leads to a shrinking pension pot – otherwise known as a mis-sold pension.
What is a SIPP pension?
A Self-Invested Personal Pension (SIPP) is that which typically involves a person moving their pension monies into high risk investments. SIPP pensions carry a risk as your investment can increase or decrease in value, meaning that you may get back less money than you invested.
SIPP pensions allow you more flexibility to invest your pension how you choose. They are intended for people who are experienced investors, seasoned in managing their own fund and switching their investments regularly.
TRUE Solicitors have found that many of our clients placed their hard earned cash into high risk investment SIPPs, and were often not properly advised of the risks involved. Some of which have sadly been left with significant financial losses.
What sort of SIPP investments are there?
SIPPs largely involve investing your pension pot into the following range of assets:
- Overseas land and property
- Green Oil
- Store Pods
- Resort developments
- Carbon credits
- Commercial property (shops, offices, factory premises)
- Unit trusts
- Investment trusts
- Insurance company funds
- Government securities
- Traded endowment policies
- Quoted UK and overseas stocks and shares
- Unlisted shares
How do I know if I have been mis-sold my SIPP pension?
If you have invested your pension in a SIPP scheme and have suffered financial losses as a direct consequence, you may have grounds for a mis-sold pension claim if the following criteria apply:
- Investment failed– You were guaranteed a financial return which didn’t materialise.
- Unexplained Fees– You were faced with additional costs, which weren’t explained to you from the start.
- Unexplained Risks– You were not informed of the financial risk associated with your investment.
- Unsuitable Scheme– You received advice to move your pension into a higher risk SIPP, when this was not suitable for your needs.
- Pressure Selling– Your financial advisor used aggressive sales techniques to pressure you into investing in a scheme that you did not want.
How TRUE Solicitors can help you with mis-sold SIPP claims
TRUE Solicitors LLP are experts in reviewing complicated paper trails to uncover negligent pension advice. If the pension transfer involved regulated advice, we may be able to pursue the appropriate body to recover losses and any benefit that the pension would have received had it not been transferred.
If you believe that you have received pension advice that may not have been in your best interests, please contact us.
For a FREE, no obligation initial assessment contact us now on 0844 854 7000. Alternatively you can email us at email@example.com, or submit an enquiry via the form on our website, and we will contact you without delay to discuss your case.
Our ‘No Win, No Fee’ service means there is no financial risk to you.
TRUE Client Stories
> Mrs W was awarded £50,000 after being mis-sold a SIPP…
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How Long Will My Claim Take?
Cases can take 6-18 months to conclude depending on the time taken to gather the evidence and whether or not the financial advisor or governing body admits liability regarding your mis-sold pension.
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