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CIS makes platinum bond transparent

CIS is making changes to its Platinum Bond Plus with-profits bond to make it more transparent.

The bond now has a one-off charge of 4 per cent and there are no annual charges, bid-offer spreads variable initial allocations or exit penalties.

The annual bonus rate remains at 5 per cent and is guaranteed for the whole first year of the plan. A special bonus of up to 2.75 per cent will be added to the policy on the first anniversary.


&#39Education funds more urgent than stakeholder&#39

Parents should consider investing for education before investing in stakeholder pensions for young children, says Tunbridge Wells Equitable Friendly Society. Chief executive David White is concerned that parents will be attracted by the tax breaks in stakeholder schemes and invest for their children without considering more pressing needs such as education. He thinks parents should […]

mPower Europe appoints former Goldman Sachs manager

Investment software provider mPower Europe is appointing Charlie Metcalfe, former head of Goldman Sachs Asset Management&#39s UK and Northern European business.Metcalfe joins mPower Europe as UK managing director. Prior to Goldman Sachs, Metcalfe was managing director and Merrill Lynch Capital Management, and formerly with JP Morgan both in New York and London .mPower Europe chief […]

Advice dilemma as ministers differ

The pension industry is pressing the Treasury and DSS to clarify if advice is needed for stakeholder, with senior ministers adopting apparently contradictory positions. IFAs and providers say the Government must clarify the situation this week as stakeholder launches or risk leaving consumers in the dark. Social Security Secretary Alistair Darling is on the record […]

Principality Building Society – Discount Option 4

Monday, 9 April.Discounted term: Until June 30, 2006.Discount: 1.66 per cent until June 30, 2003, 0.66 per cent until June 30, 2006.Payable rate: 5.29 per cent until June 30, 2003, 6.29 per cent until June 30, 2006.Minimum loan: £5,000.Maximum loan: Up to 95 per cent of valuation subject to no maximum. Remortgages up to 90 […]


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