From Promotion to Administration With NQ Minerals


Investing is always associated with a certain degree of risk, but what happens when your investment turns out to be a complete disaster? This is the unfortunate reality for many individuals.

Investing in NQ Minerals seemed like a promising venture, but the company's entry into administration has left many investors concerned about their funds. However, all hope is not lost.

Discover the story behind NQ Minerals, an investment product that has recently faced administration. If you have invested in NQ Minerals and are concerned about the status of your investment, this article is here to guide you. We will venture into the details surrounding NQ Minerals, its operations, and the implications of its administration.

CP Financial Claims is dedicated to assisting you in understanding your options for compensation and navigating through this challenging situation.

NQ Minerals: An Overview

NQ Minerals is an Australian mining company, which claims to be focused on the environmental rehabilitation of former precious metal mining operations and the sustainable extraction of minerals required for clean energy and a low carbon economy. Headquartered in Australia, NQ Minerals aimed to deliver innovative solutions in the mining industry while prioritising environmental sustainability.

It presented itself as an opportunity for investors to contribute to a greener future while potentially reaping financial rewards. However, the reality has been far from what was promised.

Administration and Stakeholder Protection

In August 2021, the collapse of NQ Minerals was marked by a unanimous decision to enter administration, following a unanimous vote by its directors. Joint administrators from Begbies Traynor were appointed to oversee the administration process and safeguard the interests of all stakeholders.

This proactive decision was said to be the best available option to protect the company’s assets, address financial challenges and protect the interests of all stakeholders involved. Unfortunately, it quickly became apparent that the company's debt significantly outweighed its assets, leaving investors in a precarious situation.

Understanding Mis-Selling and Compensation Eligibility

Investors who entrusted their funds to NQ Minerals through their Pension, an ISA, or General Investment Account (GIA) may have concerns about the accuracy of asset-backed investment claims. It is important to note that neither NQ Minerals PLC nor its investment products were regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

Consequently, claims against NQ Minerals are not covered by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS).

However, if you invested through an FCA-regulated firm, there may still be potential avenues for compensation through the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) or other compensation schemes.

Regulated Firms Involved with NQ Minerals

To provide you with a comprehensive assessment of your compensation eligibility, CP Financial Claims has curated a list of regulated firms associated with NQ Minerals. If you invested in NQ Minerals through any of the following firms, you may have grounds for a claim:

  • Ipsum Invest Limited
  • Hamilton Rose Wealth Management
  • Reyker Securities
  • Logic Investments
  • Bede Wealth
  • Peregrine Black
  • Venture Equity Limited, an AR of City One Securities, who used Jarvis as a trading platform to invest in NQ Minerals.
  • Haich and Associates (UK) Ltd (under investigation in April 2023)
  • Daniel Stewart and Company Plc (and their AR Opes Distribution), formerly Oval Ltd. In 2016, NQ Minerals announced the appointment of Daniel Stewart & Company Pl as Corporate Broker and Financial Advisor to facilitate a Standard Listing on London Stock Exchange.

Facts and Figures: Mis-Sold Investment Claims

Understanding the scale of mis-sold investment claims can provide valuable context. In the 2020/2021 financial year, the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) received approximately 61,000 complaints related to pensions and investments.

These statistics underscore the importance of pursuing compensation for mis-sold investments and highlight the need for professional assistance.

Why You Should Seek Professional Assistance

One of the critical aspects that exacerbate the issue is that neither NQ Minerals PLC nor its investment products were regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). This means that claims against NQ Minerals are not covered by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS), which acts as a safety net for investors in regulated investments.

However, there might still be avenues for seeking compensation if you invested through an FCA-regulated firm.

Navigating the complexities of making a compensation claim requires expertise and experience. CP Financial Claims specialises in mis-sold investment claims and can provide professional guidance throughout the entire claims process. Our team is dedicated to maximising your chances of a successful claim and ensuring you receive the compensation you deserve.

The Next Steps

To initiate your compensation claim, it is crucial to take immediate action.

Follow these steps to begin the process:

Document Collection: Gather all relevant investment documents, including statements, contracts, and correspondence.

Consultation: Schedule a consultation with CP Financial Claims to assess your eligibility for compensation and determine the most appropriate course of action. You can do this by submitting the contact form at the bottom of this page.

Filing a Complaint: Lodge a formal complaint with the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) and other relevant authorities, depending on your circumstances.

Professional Guidance: Rely on the expertise of claims specialists who can guide you through the claims process, ensuring your rights are protected and your case is presented effectively.

Here at CP Financial Claims, we want to support you throughout the process, providing expert advice and dedicated assistance. Contact us today to start your journey towards compensation for your investment in NQ Minerals.

Remember to submit your details below so that we can reach out for a free no-obligation chat regarding possible compensation.

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