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Co-op Bank launches guaranteed stockmarket bond

The Co-operative Bank is launching a new guaranteed stock market bond targeted at more cautious investors. Holders of the new bond can invest a minimum £3000 up to £1m for five years. When the bond matures in 2008 its final return will be based on the average level of the index over the last 12 months of the term.


Steve Pearson

When Steve Pearson moved to IFA network DBS in 2002, it was a homecoming of sorts to new offices in West Yorkshire&#39s Huddersfield, the town of his birth. Not ever having lived or worked there since the family had moved to Leeds when he was a child, Pearson found it a pleasant coincidence that his […]

Widows launches directors&#39 business development pack

Scottish Widows is launching a new business pack to support IFAs selling executive pension policies.The pack draws out issues from the pensions Green Paper which are likely to affect the directors&#39 market.Scottish Widows marketing manager Ann Flynn says: “The director&#39s market may see some changes from 2004. We are encouraging any IFA who has executive […]

Extra rooms can add 11% to house prices

Adding a decent-sized bedroom or bathroom to a property can lift its value by up to 11 per cent, according to Nationwide&#39s What Adds Value? study.Nationwide says salaries and interest rates are the drivers of house prices at a national level but it says many other factors are important in influencing values. It lists additional […]

Platinum Capital Management – Platinum All Weather Fund

Friday, 25 April 2003 Type: Hedge fund Aim: Growth linked to the performance of the S&P 500 index Minimum investment: Lump sum $100,000, euros 100,000 Place of registration: Cayman Islands Investment split: 100% linked to the performance of the S&P 500 index Charges: Annual 1.2% Commission: Subject to negotiation Tel: 020 7887 6110


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