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Barclays rolls out new investment bond

Barclays Bank is launching a new stock market bonus bond.

Returns will be linked to the FTSE 100 or Standard & Poor’s 500 index. Investors will receive 60 per cent of any increase in the indices, plus a bonus equal to 5 per cent of their original investment if the indices rise more than 30 per cent.

The bond, which is open to investors until October 9, has a three and a half year term, with capital guaranteed if the indices fall.

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