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IAF Securities – Natural Resources Enhanced Return Plan

IAF Securities

Natural Resources Enhanced Return Plan

Type: Capital-protected bond

Aim: Growth linked to the performance of a basket of natural resources

Minimum-maximum investment: £7,000-no maximum, Isa £7,000

Term: Six years

Return: 100% of the first 25% of the growth in the basket plus 100% of any growth in the basket over 100%

Guarantee: Original capital returned in full regardless of the performance of the underlying investments

Closing date: October 12, 2007, September 26, 2007 for Pep/Isa transfers

Commission: Initial 4% or initial 1.25% plus renewal 0.5%

Tel: 0207 747 7400


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