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A Portsmouth based IFA called Designed 4 Life Limited has added another name to the list of IFAs to enter liquidation with THREE upheld Financial Ombudsman Service complaints relating to SIPP advice, and potentially more claims on the way!

The complaints against advice from Designed 4 Life were all related to the transfer of a pension into a SIPP with a Harlequin Properties investment – a familiar name to those in the industry and an example of just what can go wrong with high-risk investments not regulated by the FCA – now valued at £1.

But through our work, we know that Harlequin Properties wasn’t the only high-risk and unregulated investment through SIPPs that Designed 4 Life advised on, and it could be that there are lots more people out there have been sold an unsuitable pension setup that could lose them their retirement fund.

It it time to get your advice checked…?

Can You Make A Designed 4 Life Ltd Claim?

Several financial advisers and 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.

This includes for advice given by Designed 4 Life Ltd.

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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Designed 4 Life Ltd Timeline

  • Company Founded


    Designed 4 Life Ltd began in Southampton in 2002, although for the first 3 years it was called Curtis Independent Limited.

  • Mis-Sold Pensions


    In May 2016 it was revealed that the FOS had upheld 3 separate complaints against Designed 4 Life Ltd.

    All 3 complaints involved moving money into SIPPs and investing in high-risk Harlequin Properties.

  • Insolvency


    Just 2 months after the FOS made its decisions regarding mis-selling, Designed 4 Life Ltd entered into insolvency proceedings, resulting in a Creditor’s Voluntary Liquidation.


Do you have a wealth of knowledge and experience in investing?


Do you earn in excess of £100,000 per annum?


Or do you own £250,000 worth of investable assets?

Do you know how people complained about mis-sold investments and pensions in the last year?

A lot. Over twenty thousand complaints were made about mis-sold pensions and investments in 2020/21, a figure which had doubled since the year before.. It’s no secret how serious this problem is, and it just seems to keep getting worse.

People receive poor financial advice every day. Sometimes they don’t even realise that they’re owed whopping amounts of compensation.
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We have decades of experience in helping people claim back money that is rightfully theirs. Whether you want to make a mis-sold pension claim, have questions about a mis-sold investment, or you’re just looking for some advice you can trust – we’ve got you covered. Reach out to our team today for a no-obligation, completely free chat. 

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