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Merchant Capital – Kick Out Plan: FTSE Issue 4

Merchant Capital – Kick Out Plan: FTSE Issue 4

Type: Capital-protected bond

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

Minimum-maximum investment: £5,000-£2m, Isa £10,680

Term: Six years and three weeks

Return: 21.5% growth plus capital at the end of year two provided the index is at or above its initial value, 32.25 % growth plus capital at the end of three years, 43% growth plus capital at the end of four years, 53.75% growth plus capital at the end of year five, 64.5% growth at the end of year six

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

Closing date: December 8, 2011, December 1, 2011 for Isa transfers

Commission: Initial 3%

Tel: 020 7332 2200


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