– As a company we are committed to transparency and fairness in the way we conduct ourselves with our clients, including how we charge for our claims services.
– The company is fully regulated and authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority (FRN) 911415, which means our clients can be assured that we have their best interests at the forefront of our case handling and are always at the heart of the business we do.
– As a company, we have expertise in forensic accounting and financial services, meaning we have experience in the right markets which enables us to analyse client data quickly and effectively ensuring the right outcome for our clients. As a company, we do not offer financial advice. It should be stressed though; you can pursue a financial claim yourself. You do not have to use the services of a claims management company.
– Subject to any time limitations you may wish to consider other companies, and redress the claim through the Financial Ombudsmen Scheme before engaging with SFE Associates Ltd.
Financial Claims Overview
- Realising you have been sold the wrong financial product or made a bad investment can leave you feeling betrayed and embarrassed as well as resulting in financial losses. You might run through the scenario over and over again to see if there was anything you could have done differently – you just wish you could get back to where you were before you were sold that product.
- At SFE Associates Ltd, we understand that feeling. That’s why our financial mis-selling team works tirelessly to help our clients recover compensation when they have been mis-sold. We don’t help you win the lottery; we just help you turn back the clock to make it like it never happened.
What is financial mis-selling?
Any time that you enlist the services of a professional to advise you on the sale of a financial product, that professional owes you a certain level of consideration to ensure that the advice that they are giving is both factually correct and right for your circumstances.
According to the FCA (Financial Conduct Authority), all financial products should be sold in a way that is fair, clear and not misleading. If one or more of the items on this list sound familiar, then you might have been mis-sold:
- The advice you received was bad or unsuitable in some way
- The risks were glossed over, downplayed or ignored entirely
- The full details about the financial product were not provided which resulted in you purchasing a product that was not suitable
- Additional charges and fees included with the product were not disclosed until after you were committed
- You were subjected to overly strong sales pressure without concern for what would be best for you
MIS-SOLD EQUITY RELEASE
Equity Release is a form of borrowing that allows you to release money from your home without having to make monthly repayments.
There are two main types of Equity Release: Lifetime Mortgages and Home Reversion plans:
Life-time mortgages – these are mortgages which are restricted to older borrowers, usually over the age of 55. The borrower will be advanced a lump sum, where the term of the mortgage may or may not be specified. The provider of the mortgage product will seek full repayment of the lump sum upon an event occurring, which is either the death of the borrower or entering into long-term care. During the intervening period no repayments will be made and interest will accumulate;
Home reversion plans – this product allows the borrower to have access to some or all of the monetary value of their property. The provider of the plan will pay the borrower a lump sum and then enter into a lease with the borrower which provides the borrower the right to remain in the property until death.
Regulation of advice
Like other mortgage products, the adviser / provider of the relevant product must ensure that the advice given to the borrower is compliant with the Mortgage Conduct of Business Sourcebook (“MCOB”). This is to ensure that the equity release mortgage is presented in a way which is not misleading and that there is evidence that the borrower’s demands and needs have been considered in recommending such a product.
If the advice was wrong
- You may be entitled to bring a claim against your advisor or lender and be able to claim back any financial losses you have incurred if:
- You have opted to release equity from your home but fear you received poor or incorrect advice that did not reflect your needs; or
- You feel you were taken advantage of because you did not understand how Equity Release mortgages worked.
As with standard residential mortgage products, claims in relation to the alleged mis-sale of equity release mortgages should be made within six years of the product being taken out. This is because all claims which are based on a breach of MCOB (breach of statutory duty) or common law negligence must be made within six years. Whilst there are limited circumstances where a claim can be made three years after a borrower first became aware that a product was unsuitable, such circumstance are limited and, after the expiry of six years, a mortgage provider will have a complete defence to a claim.
Our Claims Process
Our claims service is managed to get you the best results possible and to give you the best chance of receiving full compensation.
Were you mis-sold a CFD Investment? Were you not aware of the high risks involved? You may be entitled to compensation.
- What is a CFD?
A CFD is a Contract for Difference. It is a popular form of trading which offers traders and investors the opportunity to profit from price movement without owning the underlying asset.
A CFD investor will trade on the market as it happens, but unlike many investments, they will not have ownership of the product which the investment is for. This is a key difference, compared to investing in normal stocks and shares.
Essentially, it is the difference between owning a racehorse, and simply betting on it. CFD investments are the latter – a bet.
CFD funds can be invested in a number of ways. They can be invested directly through a CFD provider, and in some cases, they can be invested as part of pension, such as a SIPP (Self-Invested Personal Pension).
- Why are CFDs High Risk:
Comparing CFDs to the above “betting” analogy, when you invest in CFDs you are essentially handing your money to a professional to make bets for you. This means your investment can go up or down.
You can often lose more money than you bet.
The high-risk nature of CFDs means that any potential investor should be knowledgeable and experienced within the market who understand the risks. They should also have the means to recover from any lost money.
A CFD investment is a contract between two parties, generally referred to as “buyer” and “seller”, which stipulates to the buyer that the seller will pay to the buyer the difference in full between the current value of an asset and its value at contract time.
Many times this has not been done by the seller, also many schemes of this nature have collapsed and therefore people have lost money and may be due compensation.
Why Use Us?
SFE Associates Ltd have specialist forensic accounting experience in order to help clients who have been mis-sold financial services products. We recover funds for clients who have lost money through the mis-selling of financial products and are trustworthy, moral, and conscientious organisation to deal with. We operate on the following basis:
No win, no fee.We offer a clear and transparent service, keeping our clients up-to-date along the way.
We analyse your information to ensure that the correct level of compensation our clients are entitled to is claimed for in a prompt manner.
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“Many thanks for the successful recovery of money that I had written off long ago!“
“Thank you so much for getting my money back for me. After such a bad experience and losing money this has been a great outcome for me.”
“Thanks so much for your help with this, I would definitely recommend SFE to anybody who has lost funds”
“It was great to be told that I could get compensation for money I lost so many years ago and without having do any of the work either. It was a very simple process and I would highly recommend anyone who has lost money on CFDs to get in contact with SFE to help you get it back.”
“I had considered trying to get funds back myself but realised that it was quite a task so am grateful to SFE for dealing with it on my behalf. Great service all around”
It was a very quick and straightforward process. Once I had signed the initial documents I didn’t have to do anything more except wait for the money to come back, which it did! Thank you very much!
SFE Associates were able to submit a claim on my behalf for an investment that I had made a few years ago. I had lost the investment at the time however with the claim made by SFE Associates, I have been successfully refunded with a substantial amount of my initial investment. The refund was a great surprise and the professional services offered by SFE Associates has left me truly speechless. A massive thank you!!!
Thank you for the help in getting back some of the lost money.
I never thought I’d get anything back, but this is a big help for me.
I will gladly leave any feedback for you and how quickly and efficiently this was done for me.
I used SFE Associates to assist me in a claim. A great guy called Jon was my dedicated claims associate and I can not speak a bad word about his abilities.
He guided me through the process so I completely understood what was happening every step of the way. He was always available to answer questions, was professional, approachable and friendly.
SFE got me a result and I would highly recommend SFE Associates.
Many thanks for your help. You have made the process very easy for me and I have now recovered money that I thought was lost, so very happy!
I couldn’t believe that I can get my lost money from online trading. SFE Associates explained to me that I was wrongly adviced by the people who never had any interest to make money for me. I understood that it was just live spam account were the only winner was the platform and people behind it. SFE Associates helped me to make a claim against them and I got my funds back. My representative was really professional and he did everything straight away from A to Z. Thank you ‘SFE’ for your brilliant service.
I contacted SFE Associates Ltd to help me with a claim with the FSCS. SFE made the whole process very easy and stress free for myself, they are helpful and always easy to contact if anyone needs help with a claim. I can’t recommend them highly enough, thank you SFE Associates Ltd. 10/10
I have received the due settlement account and would like to take this opportunity to thank you and your team for expediting this event so smoothly and quickly.
My dealings with SFE associates have been very smooth and effective. They have demonstrated great efficiency and professionalism at retrieving my past CFD trading losses at a fair price and I would highly recommend them to anyone with similar circumstances. I will be using their services again if required. They have saved me a large amount of money but more importantly a huge amount of time.
I must admit that when we first spoke, a couple of months ago, we certainly were not expecting this kind of pleasant outcome so quickly: a rather nice surprise indeed!
Thank you once again for all your professional help and assistance.
Ad maiora semper!
Thank you for winning my claim for CFD losses. SFE were very helpful from beginning to end. Always ready to answer any questions and give guidance.
To be honest I am surprised by the speed and the ease of claiming back money I had lost years ago. I was approached by another firm a few years back but the claim didn’t seem to go anywhere. The claim process was very smooth, a gentlemen called Jon explained the process at every stage and how long it could take. So when I recieved an email confirming my successful claim I was pleasantly suprised and was amazed how quickly the funds arrrived in my account. Thank you all to SFE Associates for your professional conduct in dealing with my case and the company comes highly recommended.
I spoke with SFE Associates a few months back regarding a potential claim I had from years back when I unfortunately got involved in trading CFD’s. These were not fully explained to me and I had no knowledge of how high risk they were. This resulted in my broker losing a lot of my money. Here I am over 10 years later and SFE have managed to get back every penny! Thank you for your efforts and for making the whole process so painless and easy for me. I would highly recommend SFE Associates if you have been in a position like mine. Great advice, contact and follow up. Thanks again!
After speaking with SFE they informed me that they could help me recover some lost money from an unscrupulous financial company who lost a large sum of my money. They were concise in collecting all the required information from me and kept me up to date on the progress through out! Even though some of the process does take time, its good to know that when they had an update or needed me to fill out any additional information or sign letters, they were very quick to get in contact with me.
Their service was efficient considering how long ago my losses were and the compensation was paid in my account shortly after I was notified that we had a successful winning claim. Happy is an understatement, If I was allowed to hug people I would drive around to their office and Hug them all. I wish the staff at SFE all the best and hope they are not affected by the Pandemic.
I spoke with SFE Associates about investigating a potential claim from using CFDs in the past. I wasn’t even aware if I could claim for this. The process was simple, easy to understand and they completed all the work. Within a short period of time, I received the good news that I would receive full compensation. Thank you very much SFE Associates.
Following consultation with SFE Associates Ltd a successful claim with the FSCS has been achieved. I am delighted with the outcome as I thought that past losses were gone forever and my thanks go to Jon who professionally dealt with the matter and kept me updated as to progress throughout the process, which was handled by SFE Associates with minimum input from myself. Once again many thanks for sorting!
I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you and the team on their exceptional service. Right from the first call, to walking me through the information, then hand holding through the application completion process – the communication and the whole approach was extremely efficient and professional.
So, when I received the communication about my successful claim, this was some positive news in 2020 (especially amidst these indifferent 7 months).
Well done and thank you again to the entire team.
Jon of SFE Associates told us that he believed that we were entitled to compensation from JNF Capital. We relied on him to make the case which he did professionally, diligently and with perseverance. We were delighted when the claim was 100% successful. SFE thoroughly deserve their commission. We would not have got anything without their intervention on our behalf.
Many thanks for your email and the very fantastic outcome, I must say it took me by surprise when I read the email from the FSCS.
I’d like to thank you and your team for the dedication and input in achieving the 100% result.
Smooth process with my claim it was quick and easy.
I really cannot believe how straight forward the claim process was. Within a few weeks SFE Associates Ltd informed me that they had achieved a 100% claim against JNF Capital. I was amazed that my bank was credited the very next day! Words cannot describe how grateful I was to get over £10k in compensation. Don’t just think about making a claim, do it!
The process to claim was made so easy with very little for me to do and combined with a very professional and helpful service from SFE staff. Many thanks for your kind help.
SFE worked on my case diligently and ensured that they kept in touch with me through the whole process. I cannot recommend them enough for obtaining the compensation that was owed to me.
Thank you for your services
I wish you much job satisfaction in your future deals
I would just like to take this opportunity and thank you for all your hard work and everything you have done for me.
Some great news in this pandemic hoping everything gets back to normal, the money will be such a help, thank you so much once again.
Thanks for your help with this, very grateful.
I spoke with SFE Associates with regards to an investment scam in which I had invested in 2014. I gave them the authority to deal with the FSCS in order to make a claim in April 2020. I am pleased to say that they succeeded in obtaining full compensation and I can certainly recommend them for their efficient services and for the professional manner in which they acted.
Thank you for your help. I did not expect that you would succeed. A very pleasant surprise.
Thank you for your services
I wish you much job satisfaction in your future deals
Firstly, i would just like to take this opportunity and thank you for all your hard work and everything you have done for me.
Some great news in this pandemic, hoping everything gets back to normal, the money will be such a help, thank you so much once again.
Thank you for the efficient way you dealt with my claim for compensation.
I can see the amount is already in my bank account, far sooner than I expected.
I would certainly use your company again for any dealings in the future.
Thank you once again.
Having employed SFE’s claims management services to recover some CFD losses, I found the company conducted themselves very professionally and the process to be hassle free. I was particularly impressed with the efficiency and integrity of my dedicated claims manager Rebecca.
After many frustrating years and hours of emailing and submitting my personal claim to the FSCS, which was rejected, I was worked with SFE Associates Ltd to re-submit my claim against Beaufort Securities.
I have to say that I was very sceptical and had little hope of success. However, with very little input from me they succeeded in gaining me a return from the FSCS and I am now looking forward to an unexpected luxury holiday in Barbados, where I will raise a glass or two to thank this wonderful company, can’t thank them more.
Thanks so much for your representation. I didn’t have to do a lot really, just explain why I felt I was misled as to the risk level of the shares I invested in… and a few months later all the money I’d lost was returned in compensation. I really appreciate it.
Some years ago I lost a considerable sum to mis-sold CFDs, the company in question disappeared so I assumed my funds were lost.
I would like to wholeheartedly thank Rebecca and the team at SFE Associates Ltd, I have just received a large cheque from the Financial Services Compensation Scheme. While Rebecca and the team worked hard on my behalf I was pleasantly surprised how they made the process quick and easy for me. I am happy to highly recommend SFE Associates……..thank you Rebecca & SFE ! 😊
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