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C&G launches new two year bond

Cheltenham & Gloucester is to launch a two year fixed rate bond paying 5.5 per cent until February 2003. This replaces the previous two year bond launched in October 2000.

The 5.5 per cent rate is paid on investments over £500, and additions can be made for as long as the bond is open to new investors.

C&G sales director Nick Hales says: “In today&#39s market it is difficult to anticipate interest rate movements, so this product is a good match for those investors looking for a guaranteed return over the next two years irrespective of which way rates move.”


Jupiter goes green

Jupiter Unit Trust Managers is getting green fingered with the new Jupiter global green investment trust. The product is an investment trust aimed at investors who are looking for growth and income by investing in companies that improve the environment and which benefit society. Global green investment trust will aim to invest in companies that […]

Legal & General goes for world of medicine

Bulgin adds: “Yes the charges seem fair and reasonable, with no entry or exit charge and a one per cent annual management charge, but why couldn’t the annual charge be similar to Legal & General’s all share tracker product?”Looking at the commission, Bulgin says: “The commission is fair and reasonable, especially taking into account the […]

National Savings up in November

Sales of National Savings products in November 2000 amounted to £1.1bn, bringing total sales to that date for the financial year 2000/01 to £7.9bn. The figure is 10 per cent up on the same month last year, and leaves National Savings&#39 total liabilities to customers at the end of November at £63bn.

Clerical Medical – With Profits Bond

Friday, 19th January 2001.Aim: Growth and income by investing in Clerical Medical&#39s with-profits fund.Minimum investment: £5,000.Bonus rates: 4.7 per cent.Allocation rates: 100 per cent.Charges: Annual 1.3 per cent.Commission: Either initial 5.25 per cent, initial 4.125 per cent renewal 0.25 per cent or initial 3 per cent renewal 0.5 per cent.Tel: 0800 779090. 

Parental leave and pensions

Fiona Hanrahan  – Senior Product Insight and Technical Support Analyst We are often asked how parental leave impacts workplace pension schemes in terms of funding in general, auto enrolment and salary exchange. This article will explain each of these. How does parental leave impact the funding of workplace pension schemes? A member of a defined […]


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