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If you’ve taken financial advice from Douglas Baillie or their sister company The Pension Specialists, the bottom line is that they are No-longer authorised by the FCA, and it may be a good time to get your advice checked by a professional to make sure you haven’t been mis-sold, or if you have, to find out whether you can make a claim or not.

The FCA is pretty clear on the matter: “This is a firm that can no longer provide regulated products and services, but was previously authorised by the PRA and/or FCA”.

Can You Make A Douglas Baillie SIPP Claim?

Douglas Baillie is known to have mis-sold SIPP pensions and investments multiple times, often not taking people’s risk tolerance into account before recommending high-risk investments.

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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When you get let down by someone you thought you could trust, it can leave its mark on you, emotionally and physically.


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Mis-Sold SIPP Pensions & Claims

We know that Douglas Baillie suspended the operation of their pension switching business – The Pension Specialists operating from www.thepensionspecialists.co.uk – back in October 2013 following concerns raised by the Financial Conduct Authority.

In short, the FCA was concerned that the firm was not delving deep enough into the financial circumstances of it’s clients before making recommendations – a HUGE part of pension advice in order to ensure that the client is placed in suitable pension schemes and invests that are affordable and carry an appropriate level of risk for the client.

By May 2016, Douglas Baillie Limited had called for a meeting of the creditors, and just a couple of weeks later appointed liquidators to commence the winding up of the business and bring everything to a full stop.

Douglas Baillie Timeline

  • Company Founded


    Despite having a history dating back to 1998, it didnt stop Douglas Ballie mis-selling later.

  • Ombudsman Complaints


    In total, 6 complaints were upheld against Douglas Baillie in 2016, all of which were about SIPP pensions advice, and high-risk, unregulated investments.

  • Liquidation


    May 2016 saw insolvency proceedings beginning, resulting in Douglas Baillie entering into Liquidation.

  • In Default


    The FSCS announces that Douglas Baillie is in default, and it will consider claims against the advice and actions of the firm.

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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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