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Bank House Investment Management Claims Guide

Bankhouse Investment Management Limited gave many people pension advice, and often that advice was to invest their retirement money through a SIPP : Self-Invested Personal Pension.

SIPPs can be great, but some of the investments inside them can be high-risk, and we now know some Bank House Investment Management client weren’t properly informed about the risk some investments like The AIGO Funds, and Carbon Credits presented.

Some were mis-sold their SIPPs by Bank House, and the financial-services watchdogs at the FCA may have noticed.

If you switched your pension with Bank House Investment Management, you may be able to make mis-sold SIPP claim – find out if with a FREE initial assessment with Spencer Churchill Claims Advice.

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Can you make a Bank House Investment Management claim?

The FSCS have been paying out compensation for mis-selling investments via SIPPs and SSASs for a few years, with Spencer Churchill Claims Advice often leading the claim on a No Win – No Fee* basis.

If you:

  • Transferred your pension to a SIPP
  • Made high-risk investments
  • Aren’t earning over £100k per year
  • Aren’t a Sophisticated Investor

Then you may have been mis-sold, and you could be able to make a claim for negligent SIPP advice.

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FCA action against Bank House

Companies that want to give pension advice in the UK need to be regulated by the FCA, and have the right pension permissions.

After a while, the FCA removed Bankhouse’s permissions, making special mention that Bankhouse could not Invest people’s money into SIPPs with high-risk investments.

Later on, it removed ALL of their permissions by saying they “must cease all regulated activities”.

Despite agreeing not to deal with any more pensions, Bank House continued to make pension switches.

As things stands, Bankhouse cannot offer pension advice anymore.

Bank House Investment Management Timeline

2006 - Bank House Created

Bank House Investment Management started life as Velocity 320 Limited, with William Freer at the helm.

2016 - Complaints

In 2016, the Financial Ombudsman published the details of 3 successful complaints against Bankhouse, all of which involved apparently negligent advice surrounding UCIS type funds, and some certainly involved SIPP pensions.

2017 - FCA Restrictions

By Jan 2017, the FCA had imposed some hefty restrictions on Bankhouse not to do any pension business. Bankhouse had agreed, but carried out 78 pension transactions anyway.
Once the FCA found out, they pulled all of their abilities to give advice.

2019 - Directors banned & fined

Bank House Investment Management was told to pay £311,639, while company directors Tristan Freer and Robert Ward were fined £52k and £88k respectively, and banned from being directors.

Related to Bank House Investment Management

SIPP Claims

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AIGO Funds

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a Sophisticated investor
SOPHISTICATED INVESTOR Do you have a wealth of knowledge and experience in investing?
HIGH NET-WORTH 1 Do you earn in excess of £100,000 per annum?
High net worth individual
HIGH NET-WORTH 2 Or do you own £250,000 worth of investable assets?

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