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Legal & General – Capital Protection Plus 2

Guaranteed equity bond

Growth linked to the performance of the FTSE 100 index

Minimum-maximum investment:
£500-no maximum,
£7,000 Isa

Term: Six years

Between 21% and 50% growth at end of term

Original capital returned in full along with 21% growth
regardless of performance of index

Initial 3%

Tel: 020 7528 6773


N&P ends NU deal and brings in IFAs

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Basic instinct

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Means of life

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Inside edge

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