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Morgan Stanley – FTSE Gilt-Backed Growth Plan 5

Morgan Stanley – FTSE Gilt-Backed Growth Plan 5

Type: Capital-protected bond

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

Minimum-maximum investment: £3,000-no maximum, Isa £10,200

Term: Six years and two weeks

Return: 8% growth plus the return of original capital at the end of year one provided index is at or above its initial value, 16% growth plus capital at the end of year two, 24% growth plus capital at the end of year three, 32% growth plus capital at the end of year four, 40% growth plus capital at the end of year five or 48% growth plus capital at the end of year six

Guarantee: Original capital returned in full at the end of the term provided the index does not fall by 50% or more without returning to at least its initial value

Closing date: November 8, 2010, November 1, 2010 for Isa transfers

Commission: Initial 3%

Tel: 020 7425 9000


500 More jobs are cut at RBS

Royal Bank of Scotland has shed a further 500 jobs, with the majority coming from its investment banking division in London.


Precise Mortgages relaunches buy-to-let range

Precise Mortgages has relaunched its buy-to-let range range. The new range includes two-year tracker rates from 4.89 per cent and lifetime tracker products from 4.99 per cent. Product features include no early repayment charge products and a product with cashback and free standard valuation – to a maximum of £475. The lender has also removed […]

Perspective Financial Group continues to acquire

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Payback time

At the beginning of September, the FSA reported a rise in the proportion of interest-only mortgages where the lender was not aware of a dedicated repayment vehicle but its annual product sales data, which covers April 2009 to March 2010, confirmed that the overall proportion of interest-only mortgages reduced by 8.7 per cent. Most of […]


The Brunner Investment Trust – April 2017

Welcome to the latest update for The Brunner Investment Trust PLC from the Trust’s portfolio manager, Lucy Macdonald. Market Review Global equities have rallied over the first quarter of 2017, buoyed by signs of strengthening growth and optimism over company earnings, although this rally has faded towards the quarter end. US equities posted their strongest […]


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