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4.0 out of 5 stars Forewarned, 29 Mar 2011
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Mr. Richard Comrie (Durham England) - See all my reviews
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This book shows readers how much of their money is being siphoned off from their pension and savings plans. My only criticism is that it does not give enough details of how to avoid this exploitation (the 2o tips at the back of the book do not go far enough).
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Pillaged is a Steal, 27 Nov 2012
This review is from: Pillaged! How They Are Looting 413 Million a Day from Your Savings and Pensions (Paperback)
In the mid 1980's I supplied computer systems to a number of merchant banks and a fund manager took it upon himself to tell me what the facts of the financial services industry were. I think the man must have had a dislike of his job, but like many a 45 year old he couldn't see anything else that he could do.

This book mentions all of the tricks, lies and deceits which that man told me about, together with a few that he did not.

The advice that my merchant bank friend gave me has been invaluable to me and this book is one which I can thoroughly recommend.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Reading this book could save you thousands., 13 July 2012
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D. Halliday (Scotland) - See all my reviews
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The book is similar to David Craig's other books, a bit sensationalist, not very thorough, not especially well organised, a bit like tabloid journalism. It's written before RDR which might make it somewhat obsolete (or might not make much difference, we'll see). All of the above takes a star off for me.

But now for the important point: in a very easy to read, short and entertaining book, David Craig describes the essentials of how the finance industry in Britain works in all its smugness and corruption. Anyone who ever considered getting a pension, paying a financial adviser or buying into a unit trust or managed fund should read this book first. It really could make the difference between retiring comfortably and old age in poverty. Even better, buy copies for your friends and relatives because if enough people read this book, a lot of overpaid financial advisers and fund managers are going to have to find something more socially useful to do with their lives.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An important read for those who value their hard earned cash, 9 July 2012
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Thoroughly enjoyed this book and I could relate to a lot of the experiences of the author. Not an enjoyable read for a banker as it exposes all the little tricks they use to finance their salaries off the backs of ordinary people.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Recommended, 10 Mar 2014
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I always read David Craig's blog and I got this as a present for my 40 year old son - he found it very interesting.
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