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Henderson Global Investors – Henderson International Income Trust

Henderson Global Investors – Henderson International Income Trust

Type: Investment trust

Aim: Income and growth by investing globally in equities excluding the UK

Minimum investment: £2,500 for direct investments, no minimum through a share dealing service

Investment split: 45% North and South American equities, 25% Continental European equities, 30% Asia Pacific equities

Types of shares: Ordinary

Isa link: Yes

Charges: annual 0.8%, performance fee 10%

Closing date: April 15, 2011, thereafter shares available on the secondary market

Commission: None


Aldermore Mortgages – Mortgage Portfolio update

Update: Early redemption charge on the residential and buy-to-let  term variable rate mortgages reduced to 3% of the amount repaid in year one, 2% in year two and 1% in year three from 4% of the amount repaid in year one, 3%  in year two and 2% in year three, completion fee on the buy-to-let term variable rate mortgage reduced to 2% of the original loan from 2.5%

Leek United Building Society – 2 Year Fixed – Direct

Type: Fixed rate buy-to-let

Fixed term: Until April 30, 2013

Fixed rate: 5.25%

Minimum loan: £50,000

Maximum loan: Up to 75% of valuation subject to a maximum of £500,000

Income multiples: Rental income must be at least 125% of the mortgage repayments

Conditions: Capital repayments of up to 10% a year allowed without penalty in the fixed-rate period, available only for properties in England and Wales

Arrangement fee: £99 application fee

Redemption fee: 3% of the amount repaid in the first two years

Introducer’s fee: None


Barclays Wealth – Regular Income Bond March 2011 Edition

Type: Capital-protected bond

Aim: Income and the return of capital linked to the performance of the FTSE 100 index

Minimum-maximum investment: £5,100-£500,000, Isa £10,200

Term: Six years

Return:  5.5% income a year or 0.45% income a month

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 12 , 2011, March 26, 2011 for Isa transfers

Commission: Initial 3%

Tel: 0800 234 6023


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