Fancy a “guaranteed 10%+ annual return”? Then read on… An existing client has sent us a brochure for an amazing investment they have come across, so we are putting this out there… Would you invest? There is a very well published, professional looking 32-page brochure available inviting you to invest in …. Wait for it…. Wait for it….. Care Homes! After all we keep banging on about the population getting older!
As regulated financial advisers, the first thing we check is that the investments are regulated and covered by the Financial Services Authority. These are not! Therefore, no matter what “commissions or back handers” they may offer (PS: the only person that ever pays us is you!) and therefore we would steer you well clear!
Essentially how does this work? These are private limited companies that are making these “guarantees” with no insurance backing. You give them your hard-earned money and they then cease trading and the hard part of getting your “guaranteed money back” begins.
We are delighted our client approached us BEFORE committing to anything, after all its their Financial Fortress we are here to protect!