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Arc Capital & Income – Stepped Kick-Out Plan 5

Arc Capital & Income

Stepped Kick-Out Plan 5

Type: Capital-protected bond

Aim: Dual index option – growth linked to the performance of the FTSE 100 and S&P 500 indices, Triple index option – growth linked to the performance of the FTSE 100, S&P 500 and Nikkei 225 indices

Minimum-maximum investment: £3,600-no maximum, Isa £7,200

Term: Six years and three weeks

Return: Dual index option – 14.5% of the original investment if indices are at or above their starting values in year one, 29% in year two, 43.5% in year three, 58% in year four, 72.5% in year five or 87% in year six, Triple index option – 19% in year one, 38% in year two, 57% in year three, 76% in year four, 95% in year five or 114% in year six

Guarantee: Original capital returned in full provided the indices does not fall by more than 50 per cent without returning to at least their original value

Closing date: July 18, 2008, July 4, 2008 for Isa transfers

Commission: Initial 3%

Tel: 0845 890 8915


Leaviss believes deflation is threat

Consumers are in for a nightmare ride this year before interest rates settle down in 2009, says M&G Investments head of fixed income Jim Leaviss.

Red letter day

Last week, Bank of England governor Mervyn King wrote his second letter in just over a year to Chancellor Alistair Darling after inflation broke through the 3 per cent barrier. King cited the rising prices of food and energy for the increase and warned that troubled times lie ahead.


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