Archives for December, 2012

Rothschild Partying Hard with IFAs

Despite attempts by Rothschild to discredit pensioners who allege that hard-selling
IFAs were put in place by the bank, hard evidence is hard to remove.

The second page of Steve’s article proves that not only were both companies well in bed professionally, they were also jointly throwing multitudinous parties where we can only imagine that beer and booze were not in short supply.

At ERVA, we are keen to substantiate any allegations we make so, if there is proof that the attached is a fabrication by all means, we will have it removed.


The Rothschild Mortgage Loan that was not a Mortgage Loan

It is difficult to find a more interesting and profound reflection by financial-guru Stephen Dewsnip.

In his trip to trying to describe a product that is a mortgage loan but then, it isnt’t really one, he has tripped badly.

Firstly he admits that people, naturally, are reluctant to take out a mortgage after a life working hard to rid the property of it. He then says that if a mortgage is required, no worries, innovative Rothschild is going to look after everyone and will not allow anything but careful handling, thanks to their ultra-cautious approach.

A few years later, Claire Whip-ett, who back in the day would review Stephen’s articles to make sure they were accurate, flies out to Spain to give a warning to their one-time customers turned enemies: pay up or we will take your properties.

Where is the limit with these people?

Rothschilds Defective Legal Strategy

ERVA seems to have a fixation with Rothschilds when it comes to exposing the cheek and skullduggery of bankers, but this is not the case; it is rather that this sadistic and innately sinister corporation, intent on perpetuating stress-related ailments on people who were otherwise perfectly healthy -financially too- can hardly raise any sympathies.

Victims of this company’s plan to deceive expats generally express a familiar emotional pattern, when talking about this scheme: their worries quickly dissipate and give way to anger and fury, more so when they find out, to their horror, the pack of lies they were subjected to.

In 2012, Rothschild is saying this:

Hamiltons were your financial adviser and acted as your agent in relation to your application for a CreditSelect loan facility, we are not able to accept responsibility for any advice that may have been given to you by Hamiltons.

But in 2006, Rothschild was saying this:

Our innovative product CreditSelect is available throughout a network of financial advisers around the world, thus giving clients straightforward access to credit for a while range of purposes…”


To Help Support those professional financial advisory firms with whom we have agreed terms of business for the availability of CreditSelect, we have a website dedicated to assisting the promotion and delivery of the service…”

This website is regularly updated to ensure that our introducers have round the clock access to all facility documents for downloading and printing…clients brochures, the latest Funds List…”

Our product CreditSelect has been so successful that we have restricted its availability to a handful of quality introducing intermediaries

Mr. Mark Countanche and Mr. Peter Rose, a piece of advice: your compulsive lying is going to take you nowhere, given the crystal-clear evidence of paper trail you have left behind, not to mention that you actually taught, trained, coached and instructed Hamiltons Financial Services, Henry Woods Investment Managements and others, accordingly.

Change your strategy, change your lawyers and do it fast. Oh, and avoid “unworthy of trust” firms that are just clocking up hours regardless of the quality of the advice they are giving, being with the “largest firm” will just not help you.

Landsbanki Criminal Complaint in Video

A few posts ago we wrote about a complaint filed by no less than 180 victims of the Equity Release scam; now we have a video, partly in French, where some victims and their lawyers explain to the Luxembourg press the reasons for bringing the Landsbanki Criminal Complaint.

Legal grounds for bringing such an action seem clear and undisputed:

  • Fraudulent misrepresentation of tax benefits associated with the scheme.
  • Fraudulent misrepresentation of the income benefits associated with the scheme.
Allan Graydon is yet again mentioned here and yet again, he is refusing to come forward to confirm that indeed, he sold the products, knowingly or not, on the above 2 spurious premises.

And the winner is…Sydbank

Sydbank is the worst Equity Release offender, by far, in terms of lack of regulatory compliance for the laws in Spain.

The list below shows the shocking contempt displayed by Sydbank for the host country’s laws when offering the tax-evading Equity Release to British unencumbered properties owners living in Spain:

  1. Never registered in Spain, at all, to provide any service, banking or otherwise.
  2. Opened office in Fuengirola without authorization.
  3. Used unregulated unqualified agents to capture customers.
  4. Sold tax-cheating products pretending they were fully regulated for Spain, when this was totally untrue.
  5. Offered customers Belize-based companies to conceal the investments from the Spanish authorities, a la Lord Ashcroft, operating from the Sydbank Switzerland base, but made it out to be that it was the customer who was instructing the bank to do so.

All of this has already cost them dearly: the Sydbank branch who signed the attached last page of the risible missive was closed down following the spate of damning articles, openly accusing the entity of tax evasion, published in the Danish press.


Rothschild’s Equity Release Legal Defense Exposed

One thing Julia found most upsetting was the fact that she is of Jewish descent, just like Rothschild are reported to be, in spite of which she was taken in by her coreligionists with false promises of Inheritance Tax benefits and regular income. The Daily Mail covered her story and yet, Rothschild deny any wrongdoing. They are currently basing their legal defence on 2 items:

  1. That they were only the lenders and were instucted by the clients to invest the proceed in a specific product, without them ever providing any financial investment.
  2. That the network of “financial cowboys” they employed, some of them on the warned list of UK and Spanish financial regulators, were actually not appointed by them, but by the customers, at their own peril, and as such they cannot take responsibility.
Before making the above silly statements Steve Dewsnip, currently managing a football club, had already shared the following with his devoted customers:
By employing two full-time credit analysts within our Banking Team dedicated to researching and analysing offshore mutual funds, we are able to accept a wide range of investments provided by major fund management groups as collateral for CreditSelect Loans.
CreditSelect has been so well received that we have had to restrict its availability to just a handful of quality introducing intermediaries throughout the world


Landsbanki Equity Release Simply Explained

Surely lawyers representing the claimants in the criminal complaint against Landsbanki would have had this workflow diagram explaining how the Equity Release scheme was perpetrated.

Conversely, if the scam was so obvious, we wonder why lawyers acting for Landsbanki, if we consider them professionally able to resist the appeal of abundant legal fees, did not take exception to this aberrant product sold tranquil risk-averse retirees who had achieved in life a dreamed aim: having no mortgage.

How come did they no spot a clear deception marked by such a noticeable violation of the laws and the morals?

More and more questions to the participants who still today…observe a total yet suspicious silence.

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