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Baronsmead VCT 4 reports good progress as it moves towards £30m

Baronsmead VCT 4 plc, managed by ISIS Equity Partners, has announced its results for the year ended 30 November 2003 with a total return for the year increasing by 5.3 per cent based on total dividends for the year of 2.2p per share and an increase in the net asset value per share increasing from 94.1p to 96.7p per share. It says the pace of new investment has quickened and the portfolio has grown to 20 qualifying companies, after 2 recent realisations.

Baronsmead VCT 4 chairman Philip Dunne says: “Our growing portfolio is in good shape following an acceleration of investment into established and profitable companies since summer 2003. Fund raising has continued throughout the year and we have now raised over £24m gross proceeds making good progress as it moves towards the original target of £30m. This new capital is to be invested into a number of fast growth businesses over the next three years.”


Panorama was not the whole self-cert story

The BBC has been criticised by mortgage intermediaries for not presenting the whole story in its Wednesday night edition of Panorama, featuring self-cert mortgages.Clear Cut sales and marketing director Ben Thompson says the BBC presented the self-cert issue out of context. He says the issue needs to be discussed in terms of the bigger picture […]

Bristol & West raises proc fees for adverse credit

Bristol & West is putting a greater focus on the sub-prime market by increasing the procuration fees on all its adverse-credit products. Brokers submitting applications for any of the products in B&W&#39s adverse-credit range can get an enhanced proc fee of 1.5 per cent, up from 1 per cent for an initial period of six […]

Kreis plaices trust in Cod EIS

KREIS CONSULTING Johnson Seafarms &#45 Cod 1 Type: Enterprise investment scheme Aim: Growth by investing in a Shetland-based cod farm Minimum investment: Lump sum £30,000 Opening/closing date: January 1, 2004/March 1, 2004 Charges: Initial 4% Commission: Initial 2% Tel: 0141 5641523 Johnson Seafarms &#45 Cod 1 is an enterprise investment scheme investing in a cod […]

Three into one from Invesco

INVESCO PERPETUAL Distribution Fund Type: Oeic Aim: Income and growth by investing in equities and bonds Minimum Investment:Lump sum £500, monthly £20 Investment split: At least 60% bonds, remainder in equities Isa link: Yes Pep transfers: Yes Charges: Initial 5%, annual 2% Commission: Initial 3%, renewal 0.5% Tel: 0800 028 2121 Invesco Perpetual&#39s distribution fund […]


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