fifth pension-linked adviser fails this month


The Monetary Companies Compensation Scheme has declared in default its fifth adviser agency this month.

Antonor LLP, primarily based in Reigate, Survey, was put into default by the FSCS right this moment.

It has one declare towards it for Sipp-related pensions recommendation.

The default opens the door to ex-clients claiming compensation from the FSCS.

Antonor LLP (FRN 486910) was previously generally known as Priory Neutral Options LLP and in addition traded as Ridgeway Consultants.

The agency described itself on its Twitter account as, “Specialists in retirement planning. Knowledgeable advisers on tax, pensions and investments.”

The agency ceased to be authorised by the FCA in June 2017.

It’s one in every of a string of adviser companies to be declared in default this week by the FSCS, most with pensions claims towards them.

Earlier this week the FSCS declared Scottish-based Monetary Planning agency EQ Monetary Planning Restricted in default. EQ Monetary Planning Restricted (FRN 575160) additionally has a pension declare towards it. EQ has no connection to London-based wealth supervisor and Monetary Planner EQ Traders or different companies utilizing EQ of their identify.

Recommendation agency Bartholomew Monetary Restricted (FRN 596038) was declared in default final week by the FSCS after dealing with 12 claims from ex-clients, with all 12 claims regarding pension switch recommendation. 

Different latest recommendation agency failures with pension recommendation claims embrace Mercia Monetary Planning Restricted of Warwickshire (FRN 718251), FSP Restricted (FRN 607441) of North London, Bolton-based Smith, Legislation & Shepherds IFA Ltd and Birmingham-based County Capital Wealth Administration Ltd.

Individually, the FSCS is forecasting a 20% reduce to its levy requirement for 2023/24 because of excessive ranges of surplus constructed up within the present monetary 12 months.







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