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Incapital Europe – Digital Growth Plan – Defensive Series 1

Incapital Europe – Digital Growth Plan – Defensive Series 1

Type: Capital-protected bond

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

Minimum-maximum investment: £5,000-no maximum

Term: Four years

Return: 30% growth at the end of the term provided the index falls by no more than 30%

Protection: Original capital returned in full at the end of the term provided the index does not fall by 50% by the final day of the term

Closing date: October 5, 2011

Commission: Initial 3%



SCM Private sets up advice arm

Former New Star chief investment officer Alan Miller has set up an advisory offshoot of wealth management business SCM Private. SCM Financial Planning will follow the low-cost, index fund-based approach to investing used by the wealth management business. It will be headed by chartered financial planner Susan Hill, with investment management advice provided by Miller […]

Branson asks Chinese to help fund Northern Rock bid

Sir Richard Branson is in talks with Chinese investors in an attempt to secure further funding for Virgin Money’s Northern Rock bid. The Daily Telegraph reports Branson (pictured) is asking the China Investment Corporation to add to the £500m pledged to Virgin Money by American tycoon Wilbur Ross. The purchase of Northern Rock is expected […]


LibDem conference: Auto-enrolment risk warnings must be deployed

Saga director general Ros Altmann says more must be done to warn certain people they may be better off not saving into a pension. Speaking at a fringe event at the Liberal Democrat conference in Birmingham, she said other savings vehicles may be more appropriate for some sections of society. She said: “I am worried […]

MPC voted unanimously to keep interest rates on hold

All nine members of the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee voted to keep interest rates on hold at 0.5 per cent in September, the latest minutes show. This is the second month all nine members have voted to keep interest rates on hold. MPC member Adam Posen once again called for a further £50bn […]

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Pension freedoms: stop the scams

At the beginning of 2015, we highlighted that the new pension freedoms that come fully online on 6 April also represent a very attractive opportunity for the criminal fraternity to scam savers out of some, or all, of their accumulated retirement savings.


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