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Anglo Irish Bank Isle of Man – Capital Protected Bond II

Type: Capital-protected bond

Aim: Growth linked to the performance of the FTSE 100 index

Minimum-maximum investment: £10,000

Term: Five years six months

Place of registration: Isle of Man

Guarantee: Original capital returned in full regardless of performance in index

Return: 100% growth at end of term or 30% growth after three years if index rises by 30% or more at third anniversary

Closing date: September 12, 2003

Commission: Initial 2%

Tel: 01624 698000


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Scottish Widows – Corporate Bond Assurance/Pension Fund

Type: Unit-linked fund Aim: Growth by investing in the Scottish Widows corporate bond fund Minimum investment: Lump sum £5,000 via life products, £20 via pension products Investment split: 100% in UK and European corporate bonds Charges: Annual 1% Commission: Subject to negotiation Tel: 0845 843 2222


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