Whenever you take professional guidance on a possible financial investment, you hope to do so with the guidance of someone who has your financial interests in mind. Sadly, there have been many cases in the UK of individual financial advisors, and even financial institutions, who have mis-sold investments to their clients, leading to the potential for mis-sold investment claims to be made.
How do you know if you’ve been mis-sold an investment?
There are many different situations that may classify as mis-sold investment advice, but some of the tell-tale signs of investment mis-selling include:
- Your financial advisor didn’t explain the risks of your investment
- You were given unsuitable advice on how your money would be invested
- Your financial advisor didn’t complete a ‘fact find’ to define your financial goals
- Your financial advisor didn’t provide you with a suitability report
- You were encouraged to take on an investment at more risk than your financial circumstances were prepared for
- You were advised to invest in unregulated collective investment schemes,
- You were advised to invest in a high risk investment (investments offering big rewards)
- You were advised to invest in unregulated, high risk and illiquid investments, e.g. storage pods, ethical forestry, carbon credits, overseas property, 10-year bonds, Chinese shares etc
This is not an exhaustive list, so it may be that you have suffered other negligent financial advice and could qualify for a mis-sold investment claim.
Our team of legal experts are experienced in advising individuals around the UK and in other parts of the world on a range of financial mis-selling cases, including a variety of mis-sold investments, so we are ideally equipped to help you investigate whether you may have a claim.
What sort of mis-sold investments are claimed for?
There are many different possible investments that could lead to mis-sold investment claims, with some of the most common investments in the UK being:
- 10-year Bonds/Loan Notes
- Storage pods
- Eco products
- Ethical forestry
- Carbon credits
- Overseas property
- Chinese stock
- Overseas investments
- Hotel schemes (Cape Verde) (Dominican Republic)
- Car park schemes
- Forex trading
- CFD trading
- Unquoted shares
- Preference shares
If you have lost money and you would like more information on the nature of your specific investment and claim compensation, you can get in touch with our friendly and knowledgeable staff. Our team are well-versed in discussing mis-sold investments and a range of other mis-sold investment advice scenarios.
How do I move forward with a mis-sold investment claim?
Here at Pension Justice, we appreciate that for many people in the UK, there are a number of concerns with regards to making a legal claim over a financial investment. Not only can there be uncertainty over whether your mis-sold investment is eligible for a claim, but there are also concerns over paying for professional representation at a time when you have already suffered a financial loss.
Thankfully, our team at Pension Justice offer expert representation on No Win No Fee terms, ensuring that you don’t have a penny to pay unless your claim is successful in securing compensation.
We have a strong track record in successfully representing mis-sold investment claims, for clients around the UK and in other parts of the world. In fact, we have recovered £millions for our clients in respect of mis-sold pension claims.
Our team deals with all of the complicated and time-consuming paperwork for you, but keeps you informed on the progress of your claim, giving you peace of mind that your claim is in safe hands.
We will assess your claim and advise whether we will pursue the claim with the financial adviser or firm, who then have eight weeks to respond.
Should no response be received, we can take up your case with the Financial Ombudsman Service.
If the firm is no longer in business, we can still pursue your claim with the Financial Services Compensation Scheme.
For more information on whether you are entitled to make a claim over mis-sold investment advice that has led to mis-sold investments, contact the team at Pension Justice today, by phone on 0800 014 8275, by email on firstname.lastname@example.org or by requesting a callback for a preferred time.
We’d be happy to speak to you today and help provide you with the expert advice you need to make a successful claim.