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Combined equity – fixed return product from Northern Rock

Northern Rock is launching a combined fixed rate bond and equity-linked tracker product.

The Fifty: Fifty – Issue 3 product offers a guaranteed return of 7 per cent a year fixed for two years on half the balance.

The other half is placed in a five-year tracker, with no management fees or set up charges, returning 70 per cent of the rise in the FTSE 100. If there is no increase in the FTSE 100 the investor receives bak the original investment, retaining the fixed interest return. Minimum investment is £5,000.


Investlife Luxemburg – Premier Income & Growth Bond II

Monday 7 January, 2002 Type: Capital guaranteed bond. Aim: Income and growth linked to the performance of eight Dow Jones Europe stoxx sectors. Minimum investment: Lump sum £10,000. Place of registration: Luxemburg. Investment split: 100 per cent linked to eight Dow Jones Europe Stoxx sectors. Guarantee: Capital returned in full at end of five year […]

Principal principles

Some things in life are enshrined and taken for granted. The same could be said in law. For example, you cannot benefit from a crime. The principles of modern land law and trusts have been fairly static since 1925.With such certainty in life, things should be relatively straightforward. Financial services wants to be different. No […]

Mellon – Mellon Global Equity Portfolio

Tuesday, January 8, 2002.Type: Ucits.Aim: Growth by investing in equity securities of worldwidecompanies.Minimum investment: Lump sum Euro 5,000 or $5,000.Place of registration: Dublin.Investment split: 100 per cent in equity securities of worldwidecompanies.Isa link: No.Charges: Initial up to 5 per cent, annual 2 per cent.Commission: Initial 3 per cent, renewal 0.5 per cent.Tel: 0500 660000.

FSA poised to tear polarisation apart with fundamental change

The FSA is set to cut the heart out of polarisation, with Aifa director general Paul Smee admitting that radical change is on its way.The changes, which are expected to be announced next week, may even go as far as removing all distinctions between advisers, with tied, IFAs or multi-tied, called the same, claims one […]


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