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Investec Structured Products – FTSE 100 Growth Plan 21

Investec Structured Products – FTSE 100 Growth Plan 21

Type: Capital-protected bond

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

Minimum-maximum investment: £1,500-£1m, Isa £10,200

Term: Five years

Return: 100% growth in the index capped at 50% of the original investment

Protection: Original capital returned in full at the end of the term regardless of the performance of the index

Closing date: December 31, 2010, December 17, 2010 for Isa transfers

Commission: Initial 3.5%, initial 1% or initial 1.25% plus 0.5% renewal

Tel: 020 7597 4819


Ulster Bank – 3-Year Fixed Rate Remortgage – Intermediary

Type: Fixed-rate remortgage Fixed term: Until January 31, 2014 Fixed rate: 3.99% Minimum loan: £20,000 Maximum loan: Up to 70% of valuation subject to a maximum of £750,000 Income multiples: Based on affordability Conditions: Capital repayments of up to £1,000 a year, free valuation, free legal fees for remortgages where in-house conveyancer is used, available […]

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Santander chief credit risk officer Iain Laing says up to a third of the bank’s lending could be affected by the proposals in the mortgage market review. At the Mortgage Business Expo last week, Laing said: “We have had a look at the business we are doing today and we see 20 to 30 per […]

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Fees under pressure. Regulatory moves against closet indexers. Rapid advances in financial technology. Shifting sentiment among investors. Such mounting challenges have led to widespread speculation about active management’s shrinking future. But a closer look inside intelligent portfolio construction today tells a story of expanding roles, added value, and innovative risk-adjusted, lower-cost solutions. Four investment experts […]


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