Satchi Wealth, which offers three year unregulated bonds paying up to 11% per year, has been issued with a strike off notice after failing to file an up to date confirmation statement.
Failure to file a confirmation statement on time is a criminal offence under the Companies Act. If Satchi fails to file an up to date confirmation statement within two months of the notice and no objections are receiver, the company will be struck off the register and will forfeit its assets to the Crown.
An article in Private Eye about the cryptocurrency Ponzi scheme OneCoin caught my eye last week.
OneCoin was one of the earliest and biggest cryptocurrency Ponzi schemes. You handed over money in exchange for OneCoin tokens, which OneCoin and its agents claimed would steadily increase in value, allowing you to cash in your tokens later for more money (or money's worth).
Large recruitment commissions were also paid in a multi-level marketing (aka pyramid) system.
OneCoin never made any serious attempt to claim that it had external revenue to fund its ability to pay investors more than they'd invested - plus recruitment commissions. Using new investors' money to allow existing investors to cash out more than they'd invested, while also paying multi-level commissions, made it a Ponzi scheme.
Prime ISA, which offered bonds paying some sort of interest between 5% and 7% (its literature couldn't decide), appears to have vanished. Its website primeisa.co.uk has been replaced with a webhost error message. The company has also been overdue with its accounts since August and has now been issued with a strike-off notice.
If the company fails to submit accounts within two months of the notice, and no objections are received, the company will be struck off the Companies House register and its assets will be forfeited to the Crown.
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Symtomax is offering bonds paying a 30% return over 24 months – 12% in the first year and 18% in the second year.
There is an option to exit the bond after 1 year. However this assumes that Symtomax will have sufficient liquid funds to repay investors who wish to exit.
Continue reading for a review of Symtomax’s bonds.
Blackmore Bonds has delayed paying quarterly interest on its bonds for a second time.
Investors received an email from Blackmore director Patrick McCreesh saying that the payment due in two days' time would be delayed until 29th November.
Blackmore's last interest payment at the end of July was also delayed by a few weeks. In that case Blackmore blamed a "clerical error". This time around Blackmore has blamed "circumstances outside their control". At least they didn't try to blame Brexit.
MJS Capital (aka Colarb) collapsed in 2018 after ceasing payments to investors. In March this year it was placed into liquidation.
Relatively little news has emerged from MJS Capital since then, other than a filing on Companies House showing that a creditors committee has been formed, and the odd tidbit released to the press. The liquidators have not yet released a report into the liquidation of MJS Capital (now Colarb Capital plc) itself.
The liquidators, David Rubin & Partners, have however released a report on MJSC Marketing Limited, a shell company used by MJS Capital to move money.