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Incapital Europe – Equity Income Plan: FTSE Series 1

Incapital Europe – Equity Income Plan: FTSE Series 1

Type: Capital-protected bond

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

Minimum-maximum investment: £5,000-no maximum, Isa £11,280

Term: Six years

Return: 1.85% income a quarter

Protection: Original capital returned in full at the end of the term provided the index does not fall by more than 40% at the end of any quarter without returning to at least its initial value by the end of the term

Closing date:  June 11, 2012, June 1, 2012 for Isa transfers

Commission: Initial 3%

Contact: www.incapitaleurope.com

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