Good to know: You do not need to use a claims management company to make your complaint to your pension provider or intermediary. If your complaint is not successful you can refer it to the Financial Ombudsman Service or the Pension Ombudsman yourself for free if the firm is still trading. For eligible failed firms, you can refer a claim to the Financial Services Compensation Scheme for free.

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Designed 4 Life Ltd was a financial advisory company that sold pensions transfers to many UK customers believing that they were investing in ethical land forestry. Designed 4 Life Ltd convinced retail savers to put their hard-earned pensions savings into high-risk unregulated investments that turned out to be a scam.

Designed 4 Life Ltd was incorporated on 15 March 2002 as a business and dissolved on 27 October 2020. While in existence the company operated from a number of addresses including 3 Acorn Business Centre, Northarbour Road Cosham Portsmouth Hampshire PO6 3TH and Hjs Recovery 12-14 Carlton Place Southampton SO15 2EA.

Their last accounts were made up to 31 March 2015 and their last annual return was made up to 15 March 2016. The company had 8 officers and 7 resignations throughout its lifespan: Paul Ian Curtis (Director); Kirsty Margaret Curtis (resigned); Joanne Peacock (resigned); Swift Incorporations Ltd (resigned); Tadzio Terence Peacock (resigned); Instant Companies Ltd (resigned); Joanne Peacock (resigned).

Were you mis-sold pension products by Designed 4 Life Ltd?

The company is classed as a failed firm since 25 January 2017 and you will not get a penny from them. However, the government has made compensation available for people like you.

The Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) is accepting claims about Designed 4 Life Ltd. Were you mis-sold SIPP or pension products by any of the advisors at Designed 4 Life Ltd? If so, you may qualify for mis-sold pension or SIPP compensation from the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS).

What Did Designed 4 Life Ltd Do Wrong?

Designed 4 Life Ltd is associated with the Green Retirement plan. The Green Retirement Plan was an independent occupational pension company administered by Mark Harris of AC Management and Administration Ltd. The Green Retirement plan invested in Para Sky Plantation, a teak forestry scheme in Brazil. The fund was marketed by a company called Global Forestry Investments (GFI). A Serious Fraud Office investigation found that of £23 million of saver’s money, £13m was paid over to the GFI Director’s’ own personal bank accounts. From this, £8m was spent paying off creditors of another unrelated failed investment scheme.

According to the new trustees of the Green Retirement Plan, the advice to invest in the Para Sky Plantation was “poor; the scheme was not mainstream, and most people were better off remaining in their former pension or savings arrangement”.

Designed 4 Life Ltd is no longer trading and you won’t get a penny from them. However, the government has made compensation available for people like you.

FSCS Designed 4 Life Ltd claims

Designed 4 Life Ltd has been declared in default by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme and can no longer pay out any returns. This means that the UK’s compensation scheme for failed financial services firms will pay compensation for valid mis-selling claims. Allegiant can assist you with claims to the FSCS about Designed 4 Life Ltd.  Fill in our online application form to get started.

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Claiming for Free Yourself

Good to know: You do not need to use a claims management company to make your complaint to your pension provider or intermediary. If your complaint is not successful you can refer it to the Financial Ombudsman Service or the Pension Ombudsman yourself for free if the firm is still trading. For eligible failed firms, you can refer a claim to the Financial Services Compensation Scheme for free.