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Barclays Wealth – Target Return Plan September 2010

Barclays Wealth – Target Return Plan September 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 – 21% growth at the end of the term, four-year term – 30% growth at the end of the term, five-year term 42% at the end of the term

Guarantee: 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: October 29, 2010, October 15, 2010 for Isa transfers

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




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