FSCS declares 3 monetary recommendation companies in default



The Monetary Companies Compensation scheme has at this time declared three monetary recommendation companies as failed, together with two SIPP-related and one linked to BSPS.

The transfer opens the doorways to ex-clients to say as much as £85,000 per declare in the event that they have been wrongly suggested.

The failed companies are Aqua Monetary Companies Restricted previously Aqua IFA Restricted (FRN 228652), Strategic Funding Options Restricted previously Cobco (291) Restricted and Denton Mortgages & Loans (FRN 230902), and Contemporary Monetary Options LLP (FRN 471129).

The FSCS informed Monetary Planning At this time it had obtained six claims in opposition to Aqua Monetary Companies Restricted of Cheadle in Cheshire. 4 had been rejected and the primary declare has simply been upheld, triggering the default. The claims have been pension switch and SIPP associated. The FCSS confirmed that the agency did advise some BSPS members.

The FCA Register confirmed that Aqua IFA was registered in January 2004 however misplaced its authorisation in September 2018.

The FSCS mentioned it had obtained three claims in opposition to Strategic Funding Options Restricted of Didsbury in Manchester, all pension switch associated. The primary declare has simply been upheld.

The FCA Register confirmed that Strategic Funding Options was registered in March 2004 however misplaced its authorisation in September 2023. It was referred to as Denton Mortgages & Loans between 2005-2006, AS Mortgage Companies from 2005-2018, F S Pension Options Restricted 2010-2013, Cashback Pensions 2011-2013, F S Pension Options 2013-2021, Clear Lower Pensions 2013-2022 and AS Mortgage Companies 2020-2022.

The FSCS mentioned it had obtained 5 claims in opposition to Belfast-based Contemporary Monetary Options LLP. It mentioned the claims have been throughout a number of of its protection areas together with house finance and insurance coverage, with most of them being from a number of years in the past and have been rejected. It mentioned one declare has simply been upheld which was SIPP associated.

The FCA Register confirmed that Contemporary Monetary Options was registered in October 2007 however misplaced its authorisation in March 2015.

Earlier this month the FSCS declared Swindon-based recommendation agency AP Monetary Companies UK Ltd in default after upholding a pension switch grievance in opposition to the agency.

The Monetary Companies Compensation Scheme plans to extend its workforce by about 25% by 2024/25 to deal with a surge in complicated circumstances, the physique confirmed to Monetary Planning At this time in January.

The FSCS headcount is about to rise from 254 to 321 with the recruitment of 67 new employees.


 

 



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