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Barclays Wealth – Defined Returns Plan Annual Kick Out December 2010 – Maturity Edition

Barclays Wealth – Defined Returns Plan Annual Kick Out December 2010 – Maturity Edition

Type: Capital-protected bond

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

Minimum-maximum investment: £5,100-£500,000, Isa £10, 200

Term: Six years

Return: 16% growth plus original capital at the end of year two provided the index is at or above its initial value, 24% growth plus capital at the end of year three, 32% growth plus capital at the end of year four, 40% growth plus capital at the end of year five or 48% growth plus capital at the end of year six

Protection: Original capital returned in full at the end of the term provided the index does not fall by more than 50% without returning to at least its initial value

Closing date: January 31, 2011, January 17, 2011 for Isa transfers

Commission: Initial 3%



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