Curtis Banks SIPP (PO-27587)
Colston Trustees Limited (the Trustee)
Mr X’s complaint against Curtis Banks and the Trustee is partly upheld. To put matters right Curtis Banks shall, within 14 days of the date of this Determination, transfer the £1,440 charged to the SIPP for ‘Annual Non-Block Insurance Fees’ and VAT to Mr X’s current pension provider and pay any charges and/or sanctions that may be incurred as a result of the transfer.
Mr X has complained about the additional fees that his SIPP incurred in relation to his property investments in 2017 and 2018, and pension as a whole. He argues that it was not made clear to him that the SIPP charges would increase. Further, he did not see how the increase in fees was justified as nothing “fundamentally changed within [the] SIPP between [the period before and after the fee changes].” He would like £5,282.50 refunded and £1,000 for the distress and inconvenience.
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