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IFA Centre looks to take legal action against Capita over Arch Cru

Cardy Gill IFACentre MM blog

IFA Centre is attempting to take legal action against Capita on behalf of Arch Cru investors who are not covered by the FSA’s consumer redress scheme.

IFA Centre has teamed up with law firm Harcus Sinclair to put forward a case against Capita Financial Management and sent a letter to advisers which they can forward on to clients to make them aware of the possible legal action.

It would look to represent investors who are not covered by the section 404 consumer redress scheme.

Under the terms of the redress scheme, Arch Cru investors will be contacted by their adviser to ask if they want their case reviewed to determine whether they were missold to.

Investors not covered by the redress scheme include execution-only investors, clients of discretionary managers, those whose losses exceed £150,000 and professional trustee investors.

IFA Centre managing director Gill Cardy says: “Our case will pursue matters which do not appear to have been explored by other legal firms or action groups, and as a result we believe this may now yield the best, or maybe the only, chance of success in obtaining appropriate compensation for all investors, including a significant number whose losses can never be recovered through the section 404 scheme.”

Capita declined to comment.


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There are 2 comments at the moment, we would love to hear your opinion too.

  1. RegulatorSaurusRex 24th March 2013 at 1:52 pm

    The likes of the IFA Defence Union and Adviser Alliance made a lot of noise and got nowhere simply because they could never raise enough money to fight the Masters Of The Universe, the system and the judiciary who are all in the pockets of the government.

    It is like throwing ping pong balls at a charging bull.

  2. The result depends on how big and hard your balls are.

    Gill is an intelligent lady and I’m sure she has not taken this on lightly. Actions speak louder than words, good luck to her.

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