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Barclays Wealth – Target Return Plan December 2010

Barclays Wealth – Target Return Plan December 2010

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: Three, four or five years

Return: Three-year term – 19% growth at the end of the term, four-year term – 29% growth at the end of the term, five-year term – 39% at the end of the term

Protection: Original capital returned in full at the end of the term provided the index does not fall by more than 40% without returning to at least its initial value

Closing date:  February 7, 2011, January 24, 2011 for Isa transfers on five-year option only

Commission: Initial 3% for five and four-year terms, 2.5% for three-year term



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