The deal, which was announced in December, subject to final due diligence, would see Meteor take on responsibility for the administration of NDFA/DRL accounts, inc- luding the processing of income payments, surrenders and maturities. It would not take on responsibility for Lehman-backed plans.
Meteor is facing unresolved individual complaints against its own plans despite receiving the all-clear from the FSA over its marketing and sales of Lehman-backed structured products.
Finance director Simon Bottomley says: “We have had fewer than a handful of complaints since the FSA review.”
Meteor says there has been no further dialogue with the regulator since the complaints emerged and it expects the deal to complete within days.
Lehman Brothers’ action group Spirit founder Peter Howard believes it is unlikely that these complaints will be upheld.