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MetLife – MetLife Defensive Secure Index Portfolio


MetLife Defensive Secure Index Portfolio

Type: Capital-protected unit-linked fund of funds

Aim: Growth and capital protection by investing in six MetLife tracker funds

Minimum investment: Dependent on wrapper product
Investment split: 65% MetLife UK Fixed Interest Index fund, 20% MetLife UK Equity Index fund, 7% MetLife North American Equity Index fund, 4% MetLife Europe an Equity Index fund, 2% MetLife Japan Equity Index fund, 2% MetLife Far East Equity Index fund

Guarantee: Original capital returned in full plus lock-in of investment gains

Charges: Trustee investment plan – annual 0.7% plus additional charge for wrapper product, investment bond – annual 0.8% plus additional charge for wrapper product

Commission: Dependent on wrapper product

Tel: 0845 370 6040


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Piece of the PPI

It found that the majority of the UK’s 14 million PPI policies are sold at point of sale and not wholly unpredictably highlighted that many customers are unaware that they can buy PPI from other providers, totally independent from the loan or credit facility they are arranging.


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