This review is about Regal Assets, a company specializing in investing in precious metals for individual investors and retirement accounts. With trading floors in Los Angeles in the United States as well as London in the United Kingdom they should be well placed and as close to the market action as possible. They claim to serve your needs and offer you the highest possible return on investment.
We’re going to take a look at how they work and whether they truly are one of the best and most trustworthy companies you could pick to work with.
What You Should Want From An Investment Company
There are lots of different routes you could take to ensure a safe and dependable pension pot for your retirement. There are different pension schemes out there that promise they can make the most of your money by investing in low-risk or high-risk ventures on your behalf. Of course, the higher the risk, the higher the potential reward. Many savers don’t mind a little risk – maybe you’re one of them. You might be confident that they have taken necessary precautions and I’m sure you have thoroughly researched the bank or the investment company that you’re working with. You feel sure that they are working with your best interests at heart and that they will be on hand to allay any fears you might have.
However not all investment companies are created equal and some offer more than others. For example, some come with more of a reputation for trustworthiness than others and, let’s face it, this is what you want from an investment company. You need to be able to trust it and feel secure in your choice.
Regal Assets In The Media
Of course, one of the first things you do when you consider using a new investment firm is check their reputation. A simple search for them online reveals a lot of information from varying sources. What is immediately apparent is that they, like a lot of other investment firms, have had a lot of good and bad press over the years.
The Good Press
According to 2GOV, Regal Assets has a number of positive testimonials. It is also shown on their own testimonials webpage at https://www.regalassets.com/testimonials. In addition their page on the BBB (Better Business Bureau) website boasts a total of 0 complaints filed against them in the last 3 years.
Their reviews on the BBB site also positive leaving them with 4.7 out of 5 stars. This does sound impressive but it is worth bearing in mind that this score based on the results of only 2 reviews. You’d think that a company like them would inspire more than just 2 verified reviews.
Alternatively go over to https://www.trustlink.org/Reviews/Regal-Assets-LLC-206068373 and you’ll find where all the reviews went. At the current time of writing this the company has a stunning 942 reviews which have resulted in a general customer satisfaction score of 4.9 out of 5 – not bad at all!
It’s difficult to argue with those figures. Normally the higher the number of reviews a company gets the more average their score is. Regal Assets seems to buck that trend with such a high number of reviews and the overwhelming majority of them being so positive. Although, I must point out that at this point I cannot confirm or deny the validity of these reviews.
The Bad Press
Almost every company out there, let alone those specializing in investments, will have a degree of bad press. In a lot of cases this will be from individuals who just did not understand the kind of investments they had agreed to and were looking for someone to blame. This is understandable and, to an extent, it is to be expected when investments go wrong.
Any investment carries with it a degree of risk but that is the chance that investors should be prepared to take.
Why do they have bad press?
- Of course, we are not looking to dismiss all the bad press that they have had but it does look like the large majority of it could be down to misunderstandings on the individual’s part about what they were getting into.
- Part of it could also be down to insufficient information from Regal Assets to their investors but this is difficult to verify – of course we’ll never know for sure what conversations went on between representatives at Regal Assets and their investors.
- It does also appear that this company may have been the victim of some dirty tricks being played by their competitors in some cases. Yes, the internet is a great place to find information on companies but it is also a breeding ground for untruths spread by unscrupulous rivals and competitors.
One of the major pieces of negative media you may find with a quick internet search is a story at http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Regal-Assets/burbank-California/Regal-Assets-Christian-HowardAdam-McGuire-Sounded-great-at-first-great-reviews-online-b-1101644.
This page has comments submitted by unverified individuals that cast doubt upon the trustworthiness of Regal Assets. They immediately piqued my interest and I read on only to find that company representatives had already looked into these comments and were treating them seriously. Claiming to have filed subpoenas with the courts, the company also insist in their rebuttals that the derogatory comments were the product of malicious competitors. Regal Assets insisted that the claims of impropriety were from rivals from the investment world rather than genuinely disgruntled former customers.
At first I took their rebuttal with a pinch of salt but as I continued to read I found their arguments very persuasive. They claimed to be able to debunk the negative comments left with the following arguments:
Contrary to the comments they say:
- They’ve never fought a lawsuit against any clients in their history
- Their reputation can be verified
- They have a zero complain reputation and a A+ rating
- No verified client has posted a complaint against them with the BBB (Better Business Bureau)
Looking elsewhere on the web it seems plain to see that this company knows their business and generally seem to get their clients good results. In fact for a company that works with these types of investment opportunities there seems to be a relatively low amount of negative press out there. On the other hand positive news about this company is easy to come by. This leads me to the conclusion that they are generally doing a good job for their clients – certainly no worse than anyone else.
It is my feeling that you can have confidence in the service and advice that the people at Regal Assets offers.