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New income fund from Nationwide

Nationwide is launching an income fund, aiming to return 6.5 per cent year through investing in UK corporate bonds and fixed interest securities.

The fund, managed by Merrill Lynch Investment Managers, is Cat-marked and available as an Isa, with a minimum investment of £500 and a 1 per cent annual management fee.

Nationwide Unit Trust Managers managing director mark Jenkins says: “In the current economic climate we recognise that there is a need for a product which generates a particularly high rate of income for investors with the minimum of risk.”

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