FSCS

Rockingham Independent Limited in default

1st November 2012

Eligible customers of Rockingham Independent Limited (Rockingham) may be entitled to compensation after the FSCS declared the firm in default.
The default declaration paves the way for FSCS to start issuing decisions on claims against Rockingham. However, FSCS is not yet able to process claims relating to advice given by Rockingham to its clients to invest in bonds issued by the Luxembourg-based entity, ARM Asset Backed Securities SA (ARM). FSCS is still investigating whether it has a role to play in compensating customers of Rockingham who may have lost money as a result of their dealings with the firm in relation to the ARM bonds. Although we are not able to say at this time how long our investigations will take, we will provide further updates on significant developments as they occur.
If any customer of Rockingham believes they may have lost money as a result of negligent advice relating to products other than ARM-backed funds, they can contact FSCS to request an application form. FSCS will set out the claim process in relation to ARM-backed funds once it is able to confirm whether it can deal with these claims.

Update for customers of Rockingham Independent Limited

3rd August 2012
Rockingham Independent Limited (Rockingham) was placed into liquidation on 30 March 2012.

FSCS is aware that Rockingham advised on and sold bonds issued by the Luxembourg-based entity, ARM Asset Backed Securities SA (ARM). In particular, ARM issued the ARM Assured Income Plan and the ARM Capital Growth Bond products which are backed by senior life settlement policies bought in the secondary market and sold by distributors (such as Rockingham) to investors in the UK and abroad.
FSCS is investigating whether it has a role to play in compensating customers of Rockingham who may have lost money as a result of their dealings with the firm. Although we are not able to say at this time how long our investigations will take, we will provide further updates on significant developments as they occur.
If we are able to accept claims, we will provide customers of Rockingham with information about how to make a claim for compensation. If we are not able to accept claims, we will provide a full update explaining our position.
If any customer of Rockingham believes they may have lost money as a result of negligent advice relating to a different type of product (i.e. other than an ARM-backed fund), they can contact FSCS to request an application form.