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Abbey National – Safety Plus Growth Issue 8

Monday, 15 July 2002

Type: Guaranteed equity bond

Aim: Growth linked to the FTSE 100 index

Minimum-maximum investment: £3,000-£500,000, Isa £1,000-£7,000

Term: Five years six months

Guarantee: Capital returned in full along with 20% growth at end of term

Return: Capital along with up to 55% growth

Closing date: October 2, 2002

Commission: None

Tel: 0800 302030


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Market welcomes contracting-out moves

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Fears that cutting 5% rule would prompt fire sale

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Referrals will still be only to IFAs

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White paper — Singapore International Insights

Jelf Employee Benefits assesses key trends within the international private medical insurance provision of organisations with employees in Singapore. Benefit structure, cost management and healthcare facilities are examined and key considerations are highlighted. This edition will be of particular interest to global human resource directors and benefit managers with local and expatriate populations in Singapore.


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