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Britannia BS launches guaranteed bond

Britannia Building Society is launching an equity bond which guarantees the full return of the original investment regardless of stockmarket performance.

The five-year capital equity bond guarantees 100 per cent return of investors&#39 original capital irrespective of the performance of the FTSE 100, to which it is linked.

If, after the five-year period, the FTSE has risen or remained at the same level, investors will receive a return of 35 per cent gross, which Britannia says equates to an annual rate of 6.16 per cent.

Minimum investment is £500, with the maximum £500,000.


Three year discount at 4.15 per cent from Derbyshire

Derbyshire Building Society is launching a fee-free remortgage product offering a three-year discount of 1.54 per cent off its standard variable rate, currently 5.69 per cent, giving a payment rate of 4.15 per cent.Borrowers can repay up to 20 per cent of their capital each year on the product that is available for loans up […]

Abbey National launches online share dealing service

Abbey National&#39s regular trading service, providing a nominee-based share dealing account, is now available online which it says will make the buying and selling of shares quicker and easier. And it claims to be offering the cheapest charges for investors among the high street brokers. Investors can buy or sell up to £1,000 of shares […]

Millfield creates new appointment

Millfield Partnership has created the new position of marketing communications executive as part of its drive to promote expansion.Joanna Butler been appointed to the role from IFA and employee benefits consultancy Partridge, Muir & Warren where she was marketing manager.Butler&#39s role will be to increase and manage Millfield&#39s public relations initiatives and develop media spokespeople, […]

Sedgwick offers online calculators

Sedgwick Independent Financial Consultants is offering an online package to help people complete their self-assessment in time for the January 31 Inland Revenue deadline.The online calculator at includes specific calculators to assess pension savings and possible future long term care costs. It takes into account total income from state pension, benefits, private pension and […]

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Those with decent-length memories will recall that in the 2014 Budget statement George Osborne announced the new (and entirely unexpected) pension freedoms. The new rules come fully into force in less than two weeks.


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