Guardian Pension Consultants was a London-based independent financial services company that mis-sold Sipp pension products to clients across the UK. They specialized in Sipps, but are no longer trading and cannot pay back any of the returns they owe their clients. Their mis-sold Supp products focused on commercial properties with tax benefits, which they advertised as safe and low-risk. However, many of their funds were actually unregulated and high-risk.
Guardian Pension Consultants, formally known as GPC Sipp Limited, was incorporated on 10 August 2005 and registered at 25 Moorgate in London, EC2R 6AY. GPC is currently in administration, and all of its accounts and confirmation statements are overdue. They are currently engaged in an insolvency case, which launched on 11 June 2019.
The company was known by three previous names: Guardian Pensioneer Trustee & Consultancy Ltd (from 10 Aug 2005 to 03 Jul 2006), Guardian Pension Consultants Ltd (from 03 Jul 2006 to 25 Nov 2015), and The GPC Sipp Ltd (from 25 Nov 2015 to 27 Nov 2015). Throughout their operational history, GPC had seven officers: Kathryn Taylor (active; listed twice), Lyn Stephanie Acomb (resigned), Jessica Aspinall (resigned), Jill Eccles (resigned), Lisa Jane Farrimond (resigned), and David Brian Rothwell (resigned).
Did you lose your retirement savings with Guardian? If so, you might qualify for mis-sold Sipp compensation from the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS)
Guardian Pension Consultants not only mis-sold Sipp pension funds, but they misled clients and charged exorbitant fees. GPC’s Sipps included investments in Harlequin Property, a company that we often see in mis-sold Sipp claims. Harlequin promised big returns from holiday villas in exotic destinations, attracting more than six thousand UK investors and raising more than £400 million.
However, Harlequin soon failed and is now the subject of a Serious Fraud Office investigation. No matter what the outcome, investors are unlikely to recoup their lost retirement savings. Guardian Pension Consultants are now facing more than 150 mis-sold Sipp claims. Do you have the
If you invested with Guardian Pension Consultants, you might have been mis-sold Sipp pension products and be eligible for the FSCS’s mis-sold Sipp compensation. Did your advisor fail to do any of the following?
If you can answer ‘yes’ to any of these questions, you could be eligible for mis-sold SIPP compensation, and our claims experts can help you apply. Apply online today for an information pack to learn more.
FSCS Guardian Pension Consultants Claim
Guardian Pension Consultants has been declared in default by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme. 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 Guardian Pension Consultants. Fill in our online application form to get started.
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