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Gilliat Financial Solutions – Twin Win April 2011

Gilliat Financial Solutions – Twin Win April 2011

Type: Capital-protected bond

Aim: Growth linked to the performance of the FTSE 100 index

Minimum-maximum investment: £3,000-no maximum, Isa £10,200 until April 5, 2011, £10,680 from April 6, 2011

Term: Six years

Return: 1.32 times the growth in the index or 1.32 times the fall in the index provided the index has never fallen below 50% of its initial value

Protection: Original capital returned in full at the end of the term provided the index does not fall by more than 50% without returning to at least its initial value

Closing date: April 26, 2011 for electronic transfers, April 20, 2011 for cheques, April 12, 2011 for Isa transfers

Commission: Initial 3%

Tel: 020 7012 2809


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