FSCS declares IFG Monetary Companies Ltd as failed


The FSCS has immediately declared as failed former main recommendation agency IFG Monetary Companies Ltd.

The agency (FRN: 114664) had 37 buying and selling names in an extended historical past from 1984 till it ceased to be authorised by the FCA in January 2016 when it was offered to Ascot Lloyd.

The transfer by the FSCS opens the doorways to former shoppers claiming compensation from the FSCS.

IFG Monetary Companies (IFGS), previously often known as IFG Life & Pensions Restricted and likewise buying and selling as Goldstone Monetary Companies, has thus far seen 5 complaints in opposition to it however just one, for pension switch recommendation, has been upheld.

The FSCS instructed Monetary Planning At this time that of the 4 rejected claims three have been for pension switch recommendation and one was for mortgage endowment recommendation. The one legitimate declare was for pension switch recommendation.

In keeping with the FCA Register, Tim Sargisson was CF3 chief govt of IFG Monetary Companies Ltd for 8 years from 17 March 2006 till 5 September 2014. He was a director of the agency from November 2005. 

Earlier than he left IFG he restructured the agency which was then offered to Ascot Lloyd Monetary Companies.


Mr Sargisson instructed Monetary Planning At this time that he stepped down as CEO of IFG Monetary Companies Ltd and left the IFG Group over eight years in the past following the Plc board agreeing to promote IFGFS to Ascot Lloyd. He stated that questions have been greatest directed to the present house owners. Ascot Lloyd has been requested for remark.

Mr Sargisson added: “I used to be shocked to listen to about this as after I left in September 2014 there have been no complaints, points or mis-selling. The enterprise had a strong oversight and governance course of and had been ruled not simply by 1st line compliance but in addition oversight by the IFG Group plc Group Danger and Compliance Officer and division. There have been additionally no points with FCA.”

Mr Sargisson, a well-known determine and commentator within the monetary recommendation sector and former CEO of a number of companies together with James Hay Partnershipwas CEO at wealth supervisor and Monetary Planner Sandringham Companions from 2015 till this summer time. He stood down in August after the agency was offered to M&G plc.

Sandringham Companions shouldn’t be related to the failure of IFG.

IFG Monetary Companies had many buying and selling names and corporations below its umbrella construction. Buying and selling names used embrace DK Wild & Co, John Siddall Monetary Companies, The PAL Partnership, UHY Monetary Planning and Goldstone Monetary Companies.

• Editor’s Be aware: story up to date so as to add longer quote from Mr Sargisson.









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