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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West Yorkshire Workplace Salary Pension Claim

If you worked for a West Yorkshire local authority, you were likely enrolled in the West Yorkshire pension fund. Many former West Yorkshire employees were awarded desirable defined benefit pensions, including final salary pensions.

Final salary pensions are often called the ‘gold standard.’ That’s because they continue to keep pace with the rate of inflation and pay you for the rest of your life. Sadly, some independent financial advisers continue to take advantage of people like you. If an adviser suggested that you transfer away from your West Yorkshire pension, you might be the victim of a missold salary swap.

You’re not alone. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) warns West Yorkshire pension holders to exercise extreme caution when dealing with financial advisers. Many advisers continue to suggest missold DB transfers even when they know it’s not right for their client’s needs.

They’re driven by ‘contingent fee’ commissions – they only get paid when you make the switch. That prompts them to give negligent advice encouraging you to take a salary swap for your West Yorkshire pension.

Were you the victim of a missold salary swap? Find out if you are entitled to salary swap compensation – read ahead.

What is a West Yorkshire Pension Transfer?

Final salary pensions are a type of defined benefit pension that pays out for the rest of your life, no matter how long you live. They don’t have any admin fees or high annual costs, making them a reliable and safe scheme. In contrast, private pension schemes are subject to high fees, and they’re limited. When the pot runs out, the money is gone. You could be left penniless during your retirement years.

Independent Financial Advisers suggested that people like you trade in their West Yorkshire pensions for a ‘Cash Equivalent Transfer Value’ (CETV). They took substantial commissions from the CETV, and left clients to invest in an inferior private pension plan. These schemes are risky because they’re tied to the market. It only takes one bad day on the stock exchange to wipe out your retirement funds.

If any of this sounds familiar, you may be the victim of a missold DB transfer. Thankfully, you now have recourse.

Do you qualify for Final Salary Transfer Compensation for your West Yorkshire Pension?

It’s very rare for a final salary pension transfer to benefit you. If your financial adviser recommended this option, you might be the victim of a missold DB transfer. Your adviser should have assessed your financial situation and made a suitable recommendation. If they put their own commissions above your retirement income, you can make a  Defined Pension Claim.

The expert Allegiant team can help you make a successful final salary transfer claim. You’ll get the final salary transfer compensation you deserve to help you recoup what you lost due to your missold salary swap.

To have your prospects assessed by our specialist team, simply fill in our online form.

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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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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
38% inclusive of VAT. Cancellation Charges Apply After 14 Day Cooling Off Period.
£3,800
£304
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
£864
https://goodwinbarrett.co.uk/terms-and-conditions-mis-sold-pension
25% Plus VAT. Cancellation Charges Apply After 14 Day Cooling Off Period.
£2,500
N/A
https://allegiant.co.ukcompliance/terms-of-engagement/pic/
38% inclusive of VAT. Cancellation Charges Apply After 14 Day Cooling Off Period.
£3,800
£304
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
£864
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 £250 plus VAT £50. This means the amount payable to us is £300 leaving you with the benefit of £700.
• Compensation is £3,000, the fee is £750 plus VAT £150. This means the amount payable to us is £900 leaving you with the benefit of £2,100.
• Compensation is £10,000, the fee is £2,500 plus VAT £500. This means that the amount payable to us is £3,000 leaving you with the benefit of £7,000.

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.uklegal/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.

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.