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Barclays Wealth – Regular Income Bond October 2010 Edition

Barclays Wealth – Regular Income Bond October 2010 Edition

Type: Capital-protected bond

Aim: Income and the return of capital linked to the performance of the FTSE 100 index

Minimum-maximum investment: £5,100-£500,000

Term: Six years

Return:  5.6% income a year or 0.46% income a month

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: November 26, 2010, November 12, 2010 for Isa transfers

Commission: Initial 3%

Tel: 0800 234 6023


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