Most of the 41 pension liberation cases currently under investigation by the Pensions Ombudsman (PO) are complaints against trustees blocking transfers to suspicious vehicles.
Yesterday, it was revealed the number of inquiries relating to pension liberation had soared from the nine reported in October.
A PO spokesperson confirmed the majority of the 41 complaints were filed by members unhappy with the trustees' decision to block a statutory transfer due to concerns about the receiving scheme.
Other cases have been referred by members who have transferred their funds into a scheme that has subsequently been identified by The Pensions Regulator (TPR) as participating in liberation activities.
The spokesperson said: "The majority of cases we are investigating are about transfer requests being blocked on liberation grounds.
"We have some complaints where the transfer has gone ahead and TPR has intervened and appointed an independent trustee to the scheme the money has been transferred to. The applicants are complaining that the independent trustee is blocking a further transfer out of that scheme."
While some preliminary determinations have been reached for the cases in front of the ombudsman, they are yet to be issued to the parties involved. The spokesperson said this is expected to happen "shortly".
Parties involved in PO cases are given the right to respond to preliminary determinations before a final decision is published.
It is expected some resolved cases may be published by the end of March.
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