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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Andy Ramsay

Pensions & Investments Claim Manager

Andy understands financial services regulations and the technical arguments required to make a successful claim.

In his career he has successfully dealt with an array of claims such as pension transfers and switches, SIPP and endowment claims.

Andy was part of the “Pension Review” and Customer Liaison Departments for Royal Sun Alliance. Unhappy with how consumers were being treated, he realigned himself and has been representing consumers since 2004, ensuring fair and equitable treatment for consumers.

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Topps Rogers Financial Management mis-sold SIPP pension products to clients all over the UK, resulting in 16 criminal convictions. Topps Rogers Financial Management was registered at 449 Springvale Road in Crooks, Sheffield. They were incorporated as a Limited Liability Partnership on 15 October 2010 and formally dissolved on 5 March 2013, as the result of criminal charges successfully levied at founder Martin Rigney.

What did Topps Rogers Do Wrong?

Mr. Rigney lied and committed fraud in order to convince people to transfer their pension money into high-risk investments that were too risky for their financial situation. The investments were so high-risk that they failed to even start. Clients lost their entire pensions – does this apply to you?

IFA Martin Rigney not only advised his clients to invest their pension money into high-risk SIPPs, but he also forged client signatures in order to cash in on commissions. He regularly lost tens of thousands of clients’ money in risky Polish funds, in particular the Poland Geared Growth Property fund. Were you one of his unsuspecting victims?

To their face, Mr. Rigney would advise clients to invest in Royal Skandia bonds, which have a relatively low-risk spread across a number of funds. However, he then forged their signatures and made the switch over to the high-risk Polish fund. When the Polish fund was suspended in 2008, everyone’s money was lost. This case goes beyond mis-sold SIPP pension – it takes things to a criminal level.

Mr. Rigney was prosecuted in 2017 during a ten-week-long case. The case was launched in 2012 after the son of two of his clients found forged signatures in his parents’ West Yorkshire attic. He also noticed that investments were taken out in his dad’s name more than two weeks after he died. Mr. Rigney was charged with 22 counts of fraud and was found guilty of 16. He was then sentenced to seven years in prison and a £117,330 fine.

Are you entitled to mis-sold SIPP compensation from Topps Rogers Financial Management?

Did you invest any of your pension funds with Topps Rogers Financial Management? Topps Rogers Financial Management is now officially dissolved, and they can no longer pay out any returns. However, the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) has made mis-sold SIPP compensation available to people like you. If a Topps Rogers Financial Management advisor convinced you to put your pension money into their investments, only for that investment to fail, you might qualify for mis-sold SIPP compensation.

Our claims experts can advise on whether you could qualify for mis-sold SIPP compensation. Apply online today for an information pack to learn more.

FSCS Topps Rogers Financial Management Claim

Topps Rogers Financial Management 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 [Company Name]. Fill in our online application form to get started.

You do not need to use a claims management firm to make your claim and if your complaint is not successful you can refer it to the Financial Ombudsman Service or in the case of a failed firm, the Financial Services Compensation Scheme, for free.

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Insights from Our Pensions Team

Expert Insight: The Importance of Choosing the Right Pathway for Your Claim: CMCs and Law Firms Compared.

In this article, Allegiant’s Pensions & Investments Manager, Andy Ramsay, explores the fundamental differences between between the Court and Ombudsman routes for resolving pension & investment claims. The article highlights key differences in:-

  • costs consequences and funding arrangements
  •  the differing basis of assessment that a Court will deploy when compared to an Ombudsman
  •  the potential need for claimants to attend a hearing in Court

Andy further explores out-dated preconceptions about Claims Management Companies. This short summary is essential reading for anyone planning on making a pension or investment claim with the assistance of a CMC or law firm.

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Learn With Allegiant: The Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) In A Nutshell

You may have heard of the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS), but do you fully understand its vital role within the UK’s financial services sector? In this short piece, we look at:-

  • The type of claims FSCS covers (and those it doesn’t).
  • How and when it can help
  • The FSCS claims process

This article will be of particular interest to anyone with a potential compensation claim against a financial service provider that has collapsed.

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Learn With Allegiant: What is a SIPP?

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has identified ‘serious and ongoing failings’ by both Individual Financial Advisers (IFAs) and Self-Invested Personal Pension Providers. Typically, mis-selling is related to the “wrong” type of investor being given poor or misleading advice as to what investments were relatively safe and right for them. In this summary, we look at What a SIPP is, and how they have been mis-sold, together with the FCA’s review into sector malpractice.

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Our Mis-sold Pensions Claim Procedure

  • Step 1

    Pre complaint investigation and analysis. No paperwork? Don't Worry! We could still help.

  • Step 2

    Once we've assessed claim prospects, we make a pension complaint to the Ombudsman or FSCS, where appropriate

  • Step 3

    Pension complaint response received. We'll carefully analyse the response and advise you on how to proceed.

  • Step 4

    If appropriate resolution cannot be reached with a live firm, and we disagree with their stance, we will refer the claim to Ombudsman on your instruction.

Why Pay More? How Our Fees Compare.

Allegiant always aligns great value with exceptional service. This winning formula has seen us emerge as one of the UK’s pre-eminent Claims Management Companies in recent years. See why Allegiant is a great choice below. *All information correct as at 28 August 2021.

Company Name
Advertised Fees
Example fee - £10,000 win
Additional Cost Compared to Alllegiant
Source
24% inclusive of VAT. Cancellation Charges Apply After 14 Day Cooling Off Period.
£2,400
£600
https://www.getclaimsadvice.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Get-Claims-Advice-Ltd-Terms-of-Business-11032021.pdf
30% inclusive of VAT. Cancellation Charges Apply After 14 Day Cooling Off Period.
£3,000
£1,200
Not displayed on firm website.
38% inclusive of VAT. Cancellation Charges Apply After 14 Day Cooling Off Period.
£3,800
£2,000
https://www.consumersavingsnetwork.co.uk/investment-claim-terms-conditions/
48% No Win No Fee inclusive of VAT. Cancellation Charges Apply After 14 Day Cooling Off Period.
£4,800
£3,000
https://goodwinbarrett.co.uk/terms-and-conditions-mis-sold-pension
18% inclusive of VAT. Cancellation Charges Apply After 14 Day Cooling Off Period.
£1,800
N/A
https://allegiant.co.uk/compliance/terms-of-engagement/pic/
24% inclusive of VAT. Cancellation Charges Apply After 14 Day Cooling Off Period.
£2,400
£600
https://www.getclaimsadvice.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Get-Claims-Advice-Ltd-Terms-of-Business-11032021.pdf
30% inclusive of VAT. Cancellation Charges Apply After 14 Day Cooling Off Period.
£3,000
£1,200
Not displayed on firm website.
38% inclusive of VAT. Cancellation Charges Apply After 14 Day Cooling Off Period.
£3,800
£2,000
https://www.consumersavingsnetwork.co.uk/investment-claim-terms-conditions/
48% No Win No Fee inclusive of VAT. Cancellation Charges Apply After 14 Day Cooling Off Period.
£4,800
£3,000
https://goodwinbarrett.co.uk/terms-and-conditions-mis-sold-pension

Our Fees - What You Need To Know

Worked Fee Example

How our fees work in practice:

• Compensation is £1,000, the fee is £150 plus VAT £30. This means the amount payable to us is £180 leaving you with the benefit of £820.
• Compensation is £3,000, the fee is £450 plus VAT £90. This means the amount payable to us is £540 leaving you with the benefit of £2,460.
• Compensation is £10,000, the fee is £1,500 plus VAT £300. This means that the amount payable to us is £1,800 leaving you with the benefit of £8,200.

NB. It is possible that our fee may become payable before you have access to your pension or investment which may result in you having to pay our fee from your own funds.

Cancellation Rights (Pension Claims)

You can cancel for free at any time within 14-days without giving any reason and without incurring any liability. You can communicate your cancellation by telephone, post, email or online.

You can cancel this agreement at any time after the 14-day cancellation period. However, if a complaint submitted by us is successful, the Success Fee will apply in the usual way.

You can cancel by post: Allegiant Finance Services Limited, Freepost RTYU–XUTZ–YKJC, 400 Chadwick House, Warrington Road, Birchwood Park, Warrington, WA3 6AE; (b) by email: helpdesk@allegiant-finance.co.uk; (c) by telephone: 0345 544 1563; or (d) online at https://allegiant.co.uk/legal/cancellation.

Looking for Claim Representation? Why Allegiant is a Great Choice for Pension Claims Assistance

Human

Our small, dedicated pensions team provide a personal touch

Trustworthy

We’ll treat your claim as strictly confidential. Your personal information is safe with us.

Longstanding

We’ve serviced over 100,000 clients across all service lines since our inception in 2010.

Fair Fees

Our fees compare favourably to competitors. We actively encourage you to shop around.

No Paperwork? Don't Worry!

We could still help if you don’t have all your paperwork or details. Our team are experienced in helping locate paperwork where possible.

Technologically Driven

Our online application system and claim audit surveys enable us to offer an efficient and convenient claims journey.

Disclaimer:

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.