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NDF Administration – Secure UK Options Plan

Type: Capital-protected bond

Aim: Growth linked to investors&#39 choice of the FTSE 100 index and
Halifax House Prices index

Minimum-maximum investment: £10,000-no maximum, Isa £7,000

Return: Up to 100% growth in indices at end of term

Guarantee: Original capital returned in full regardless of performance
of indices

Closing date: January 16, 2003

Commission: Initial 4%

Tel: 01727 734315


Bupa creates new group risk business unit

Bupa has set up a new London based group risk business unit, aimed at moving forward its group risk market. Former Swiss Life group risk business managing director Graham Clark has been appointed director, with 10 former Swiss Life employees recruited to the new commercial management team. Bupa director of sales and distribution Steve Flanagan […]

No crisis says Standard

Standard Life says it is in no financial difficulty and that discussions with the FSA over new solvency requirements are not crisis talks. Responding to newspaper reports that its spare capital is likely to fall to £2.5bn from £6bn under new reporting rules to come in next year, the life office says it expects later […]

On the four front

Times have been particularly challenging for IFAs over the last three years and 2004 is shaping up to be one of the most demanding. Mortgage advisers and lenders will have to cope with sweeping changes brought by the move to statutory regulation. Pension advisers will need to provide clear guidance to clients in the run-up […]

Friends Provident – UK Safeguard Optimiser Fund

Type: Unit-linked fund Aim: Growth by investing in the ISIS FTSE All-Share Index Tracker fund and the Barclays Global investors Liquidity Plus Fund Minimum investment: Lump sum £5,000 Investment split: 70% ISIS FTSE All-Share Index Tracker fund, 30%Barclays Global investors Liquidity Plus Fund Charges: Annual 0.6% Commission: Initial up to 5% through Investment Portfolio Bond, […]


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